Do I Need Digestive Enzymes?

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digestive enzymes

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

Fermented Salsa Recipe

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Fermented Salsa Recipe

My family loves chips and salsa…like seriously has a problem and can eat a whole bowl!  I decided to ferment some fresh salsa to bring all of the benefits of fermented food to our taco nights!  I could add some real sour cream, fermented jalapenos, fermented garlic and wow!  I have probiotic rich toppings for tacos, burritos, nachos and more. … Read More

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

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Support health digestion and immune system with colostrum - www.ohlardy.com

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

7 Benefits of Fermented Foods

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The Many Benefits of Fermented Foods

Do you eat fermented foods?  You should! Fermentation is a traditional form of preservation dating back thousands of years.  Essentially, the bacteria naturally present on food begins breaking down sugars and starches in food.  This produces lactic acid which halts the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria, so the food is preserved not rotted. Not only is the food preserved but it … 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

4 Ways to Heal Your Eczema

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle7 Comments

Eczema.  The allergic skin inflammation that results in a dry, itchy rash that just won’t go away.  Your doctor may have told you that there is no cure for eczema and you can only control it with a steroid cream between flare ups.  Your doctor also may have even done allergy testing on you or your child with no definitive … 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

3 Benefits of Gelatin in Your Diet

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3 Reasons to Add Gelatin To Your Diet

Gelatin truly is a superfood.  And you can add it to your diet in so many ways: bone broth, gelatin added to coffee, homemade gummy candies, jello and more!  In addition to being good for your hair and skin, there are 3 additional benefits of gelatin that you should think about! 1.  Can help with bone healing. Gelatin can help soothe inflammation … Read More

7 Ways to Improve Digestive Health

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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

Fermented Apple Juice

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Beverages, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes11 Comments

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You know that Oh Lardy LOVES fermented foods!  We try to eat them daily to add probiotics to our diet and maintain a healthy gut. It is especially fun to branch out and experiment with drinks.  We can’t get enough of kombucha, fermented orange juice, beet kvass, lemonade. I was looking for something different, something seasonal to ferment and while … 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