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Nutrient Dense Burgers

The combination of pork, grass-fed ground beef and liver make this burger super tasty and nutrient dense. If you don't tolerate or like pork, you can use 1 1/2 pounds ground beef or any other preferred ground meat. These burgers make great leftovers and can be served...

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20 Nutrient Dense Foods for a SIBO Diet

This post was created in conjunction with Brooke Hopfauf, The Nourished Roots. All of the foods listed are low FODMAP and are part of Dr. Siebecker’s SIBO Specific Food Guide, which limits polysaccharides and FODMAPs. Food sensitivities and reactions vary widely, so...

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Jasmine Lime Cooler

Green tea is full of antioxidants! This refreshing cooler is a great summer drink to have on hand and is very easy to make. Ingredients: 5 cups cold green tea 1/2 cup 1:1 ratio clover honey simple syrup (clover honey is low FODMAP) 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice...

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The Importance of SIBO Testing

I’ve spoken with many people who know that they have been diagnosed with SIBO but don’t know their SIBO numbers or what they mean. It’s not only important information to have when talking with health practitioners but also helpful to know and understand yourself....

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Arugula Mint Pesto

The bite of arugula is balanced with lemon and feta in this creative take on traditional pesto. Eat chilled pesto as a dip with crackers or veggies, or warmed up as a sauce with zucchini noodles, roasted vegetables or chicken. Recipe created by Kristy Regan and Vital...

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Sparkling Limeade

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups sparkling mineral water (or regular water) 1/3 to ½ cup honey simple syrup* 1/3 to ½ cup fresh lime juice (around 2 to 3 limes) Instructions: To make honey simple syrup, combine equal parts water and honey to a saucepan over low-medium heat, and...

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Spinach Pesto

There are so many uses for pesto! Try it as a dip for almond crackers, over zucchini noodles or as a topping for roasted chicken or vegetables. You can leave out the walnuts or parmesan if you don't do well with nuts or cheese. Ingredients: 1/4 cup garlic oil 1/4 cup...

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Tapenade is wonderful to have in your refrigerator to serve with crackers, vegetables or a topping for pork or chicken. Ingredients: 1 12 oz jar kalamata olives 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 2 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons garlic olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian...

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Leaky Gut: 6 Causes & 4 Ways to Heal

Guest blog post by Vital Food Therapeutics Intern, Brooke Hopfauf. The intestinal lining acts as a first line of defense for our immune system. The function of the intestinal barrier is to regulate the absorption of nutrients, electrolytes, water, as well as...

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Coconut Fat Bombs

Guest post by Vital Food Therapeutics Intern, Brooke Hopfauf. Fat bombs are the perfect snack for an energy boost and provide long-lasting satiety. Coconut oil has medium chain triglycerides, which are easier to absorb than many other fats. Nut butters are a great...

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