Do I Need Digestive Enzymes?

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It is probably no surprise that I am talking about digestive enzymes.  I mean, we love gut health here at Oh Lardy!  If you have hung around here for any period of time, you understand that we believe gut health is a cornerstone to overall wellness.  We love fermenting foods, making bone broth, supplementing with Collagen.  But, do I need … Read More

Why You Should Use Colostrum to Support Your Digestion and Immune System

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Product Reviews2 Comments

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If you have been following Oh Lardy, you know we are very focused on maintaining a healthy digestive system.  Optimal digestion is the key to a healthy immune system response.   We have focused quite a bit on replenishing the good bacteria in your gut with probiotic supplements and fermented foods and drinks (like sauerkraut, dilly carrots and fermented orange … Read More

Homemade Peppermint Breath Spray

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Essential Oils, Healthy Lifestyle

Homemade Peppermint Breath Spray

I love to have this homemade peppermint breath spray on hand.  It is so refreshing and because I know the ingredients that are in it, I can feel comfortable using it! You know Kelly and I are loving using our Young Living Essential Oils to make a variety of homemade recipes like deodorant, lotion, bath salts, etc.!!  Well this breath … Read More

What Causes Heartburn? Too Much Acid…Or Too Little?

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What Causes Heartburn and How to Get Rid of It For Good! - www.ohlardy.com

Many Americans suffer from heartburn and acid reflux.  It can be a very uncomfortable and persistent problem and, sadly, is very common.  Do you ever wonder what causes heartburn?  And, more importantly, how can you prevent heartburn? Have you ever experienced heartburn?  I have on rare occasion and it is not pleasant.  I can not imagine experiencing it after every … Read More

Fermenting Fruits and Vegetables – Chicagoland

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Lacto-fermentation is an ancient preservation method that greatly increases the vitamins in vegetables and other foods, and also makes the minerals more available. The food is preserved for a long time by the lactic acid produced during the fermentation process. Many fruits, vegetables and dairy products can be fermented. Fermeted foods are bursting with enzymes and ‘good’ bacteria and are very beneficial for … Read More

These Little Creatures Might Be Responsible for Your Arthritis

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Could Your Gut Bacteria Be Causing Your Arthritis? - www.ohlardy.com

by Dr. Victor Marchione Did you know that the key to relieving the terrible pain of rheumatoid arthritis may lie…in your stomach? Inside every single human on the planet—including you—there is a community of millions residing. It’s called your microbiome, and it’s made up of millions of tiny bacteria that work to help keep your body functioning. In fact, these … Read More

Studies Show Eating More Slowly Benefits Your Health And Waistline

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By Dr. Mercola “Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things will be yours.” ~Swedish Proverb Many scientific studies have explored the benefits of eating more slowly and chewing food longer. You may hear the distant echoes of your mother’s admonishment to “slow down” … Read More

Why Does a Leaky Gut Matter?

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Does Leaky Gut Matter?

You hear the term leaky gut all.the.time.  What does it mean?  Is it real?  Is it even a big deal? “It can masquerade as fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive symptoms, weight problems, and other serious conditions… It’s been found in association with chronic diseases including: asthma, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel, psoriasis, cancer, and heart failure… And even with all the … Read More

7 Ways to Improve Digestive Health

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Do you have trouble with your digestion?  It is a common problem these days. There are many things you can do that do not involve taking medications!  You can add nutrient dense, easily digestible foods to help nourish and settle your gut. Here are 7 of my favorite ways to improve digestive health: 1. Homemade bone broths Bone broths are … Read More

How to Make Healthy Homemade Jello

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Desserts, Recipes, Snacks and Appetizers10 Comments

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I loved jello as a kid!  Particularly cherry jello.  A big bowl of cherry jello with Cool Whip on top.  Now that I know better, that doesn’t sound like the perfect dessert at all! Check out the ingredients of Cherry Jello: Sugar, gelatin, adipic acid (for tartness), artificial flavor, disodium phosphate, sodium citrate, fumaric acid, Red 40, Blue 1. Yuck! … Read More

7 Ways to Improve Digestive Health

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Real Food, Tips1 Comment

7 Ways to Improve Digestive Health - www.ohlardy.com

Do you have trouble with your digestion?  It is a common problem these days. There are many things you can do that do not involve taking medications!  You can add nutrient dense, easily digestible foods to help nourish and settle your gut. Here are 7 of my favorite ways to improve digestive health: 1. Homemade bone broths Bone broths are … Read More

Do You Chew Your Food?

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Do you chew your food? This may sound like a silly question but chewing your food is a very important first step toward healthy eating and good digestion! You probably are chewing.  I doubt you are swallowing your food whole!  But are you chewing properly?  Are you chewing enough? My guess is…you aren’t! I am the first to admit that … Read More

The Bugs in Your Belly

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Fermenting, Ferments, Healthy Lifestyle18 Comments

Are Your Gut Bacteria Healthy? - www.ohlardy.com

As I have said previously, I just completed the Certified Healing Foods Specialist course from Immunitrition in September.  The course was packed full of great information that I can not wait to share with all of you. I am going to start a series on the importance of maintaining the balance of bacteria in our gut and the benefits of … Read More