The Ancestral Health Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, infinitely...

Your Winter guide to boosting your immune system.

  Many of us find the winter time tricky and laden with coughs and colds but we can take many steps to bolster our immunity! These simple steps can have us avoiding or significantly shortening the length of illnesses and enhancing our well-being throughout the...

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Amazing Health Recovery Series : Episode 1, Julie

This interview is going to be the first of a series of talks with people who have overcome health challenges using lifestyle and dietary methods. It can often be difficult for people who have become unwell and are looking for solutions to visualise the journey ahead...

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What is SIBO?

If you are treating your leaky gut by following the 4 Rs and you're not seeing much progress, it could be that you're dealing with SIBO - small intestine bacterial overgrowth. SIBO (pronounced SEE-bo) is one of the causes of leaky gut, but treatment for the two is a...

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Modern Agriculture and Human Digestive Health

If you've done much research on digestive health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they're killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid...

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Child Appropriate Alternatives for Gut Destroying Antibiotics

By the age of seven, practically all children will have suffered an ear infection. It's the second most common childhood illness, colds are number one.†Definitely a painful experience, and risky, too, if it isn't taken care of. This usually means a visit to the family...

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GMOs and Digestive Health

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have genes from another species transplanted into their DNA. This is done to increase production or yield or add some other previously nonexistent quality to the organism. These experimental organisms have so far been mostly...

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Digestive Health and Weight Loss

Do you have trouble losing extra weight even though you're exercising regularly and eating healthy foods? Starving yourself to lose weight isn't good for your body, and a super hard-core exercise program may not be the answer, either. These are both extremes, most...

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Essential Oils and Digestive Health

We typically think of using essential oils for their marvelous fragrance, or as a spa treatment. These uses are certainly valid, but you should know that plant essences have been used as medicine for thousands of years. First, let me be clear that I'm referring to...

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Digestive Health Advantages for Your Baby

Of course you want to give your baby every feasible chance of her best possible life and health. Some things are difficult, even impossible, to control. Others are fairly simple and straightforward. Ideally, you should resolve your own health issues - including...

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But Whole Grains Are Supposed To Be Good For You

For years, we've been taught that eating whole grain foods - from bread to pasta - is what's best for building good health. And whole grain truly is better than the refined version of foods: more vitamins are retained, a lot more of the beneficial fibre is available....

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Digestive Enzymes and Digestive Health

Your body is designed to digest the food you eat; it creates hydrochloric acid along with various enzymes for just that purpose. So why might you consider taking them as a supplement? Well if you seem to get gas no matter you eat, or you often suffer from heartburn or...

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6 Fermentation Myths Busted

Fermented foods can help to improve your health and wellness. But there’s a lot of misinformation about these probiotic foods. Learn the truth behind some of the myths and misconceptions…

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Tips for Making Kombucha Tea

Kombucha tea has been around for about 2,000 years now. Chinese people refer to it as “the Immortal Health Elixir” because of the many health benefits it offers. Kombucha is made from sweetened tea…

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Hay Fever and Digestive Health

What does got health have to do with hay fever or seasonal allergies? Probably a good deal more than you might think. Allergies and hay fever are an inappropriate defensive response to pollen and other substances. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, "Besides being...

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Kefir 101

You may have heard about kefir and even seen it in the supermarket, but what is this food and how can hit benefit you? You may be surprised to find how beneficial this fermented food isKefir is similar to yogurt…

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Probiotics Are Pro-Health

You’ve probably been prescribed antibiotics throughout your life to fight infections. And you’ve definitely seen antibacterial soaps and detergents. That must mean all bacteria are bad, right? The truth is that many bacteria are actually very good…

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About Organic Foods

Organic foods are becoming more and more popular these days as people are increasingly becoming more health-conscious. After all, what could be safer and more natural than organic foods? Researchers say that organic foods are…

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Kids are picky eaters; there’s no getting around it. While it’s so tempting to go for an easy fix and just give them a bowl of Fruity Pebbles every morning, you have to realize that this is not healthy for your child…

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How to Eat Healthy On a Budget

Many people have this misconception that healthy eating means having to spend a lot of money on fresh, nutritious foods. Totally not true! While the thought of preparing delicious, healthy meals on a limited…

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7 Health Benefits of Yogurt

If you love the flavour of yogurt, you’ll be happy to know that it also provides many health benefits for your body. Yogurt is a fermented food that’s made by combining milk with healthy bacteria. One of the greatest benefits of eating yogurt…

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5 Ways to Use Kimchi

Kimchi to Koreans is like rice to Filipinos, pasta to Italians or potatoes to Americans. Kimchi is a fermented side dish (vegetables with different seasonings) that originated from Korea. It is a staple of their diet. With its interesting and…

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