Archive | Digestion

Body Wisdom Nutrition blogs about digestion.

Salmon salad with sauerkraut

GAPS Diary: Stage 5

My GAPS Diary chronicles what happened when our household began Stage 5 of the GAPS Intro Diet on Tuesday, Nov 8th. I had green leaf lettuce as my first raw veggie and it was refreshing change. I topped the lettuce with olive oil, baked salmon, and sauerkraut for a lunch meal. A little after my […]

Continue Reading
Homemade ghee

GAPS Diary: Stage 3

Today’s GAPS Diary update… We began the 3rd Stage of the GAPS Intro Diet last week. In this stage we get to add avocado, eggs scrambled in ghee, pancakes, and actual sauerkraut. Our yogurt and sour cream have finished culturing so we’ll add those in too. On Thursday Man had egg whites for the first […]

Continue Reading
Icon on white background

GAPS Diary: Stage 2

A GAPS Diary updated… We began Stage 2 of the GAPS Intro on Thursday, October 13th. We were REALLY excited about the new food choices. We could now add in: egg yolk, then soft boiled eggs, ghee, and another way to cook meat and veggies. We were especially happy about the Italian Casserole recipe because […]

Continue Reading
Why You Need Your Gallbladder | Body Wisdom Nutrition

Why You Need Your Gallbladder

Do you really know why you need your gallbladder? Most people don’t, so you’re not alone. Gallbladders are a use-it-or-lose it organ. Without the right foods – or with all the wrong ones – it will cease to function properly. To have a healthy gallbladder you need to regularly consume healthy fats. On low-fat diets, […]

Continue Reading
Icon on white background

Reactions to Nutritional Therapy

Reactions to Nutritional Therapy and diet changes can be confusing. When you make a dramatic change in your diet or start using therapeutic doses of vitamins or other nutrients, your body might not love you for it right away. I’m sure a lot of you have experienced giving up coffee or sweets and having a […]

Continue Reading
The True Causes of Heartburn and Indigestion | Body Wisdom Nutrition

Heartburn and Indigestion

I want to help you understand the true causes or heartburn and indigestion and simple things to try to relive it. Physicians are bombarded with drug company marketing and will be more than happy to make your frequent heartburn go away with a prescription. But what is your stomach really trying to tell you? It’s […]

Continue Reading
The Importance of Stomach Acid | Body Wisdom Nutrition

The Importance of Stomach Acid

The importance of stomach acid in digestion can’t be overstated. Stomach acid is where the action gets interesting in digestion. When your body is producing hydrochloric acid like it should, you’re setting the stage to make the most of what you eat and feel great in the process. A stomach that functions well is able […]

Continue Reading
Digestion is a North to South Process | Body Wisdom Nutrition

Digestion: A North to South Process

I started writing a bit about digestive issues and then I realized that I should probably start at the beginning and describe how digestion works when it’s functioning optimally. Digestion is a north to south process, but until I was studying it I didn’t really have a good grasp on how the organs interact with […]

Continue Reading