Digestive Health with REAL Food – the book!

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Guess what? My book “Digestive Health with REAL Food: a practical guide to an anti-inflammatory, low-irritant, nutrient-dense diet for IBS & other digestive issues” is about to be released.

With almost 400 pages, dozens of practical charts and tables, chapters about problematic foods, gut-healing foods, practical steps to implement a successful elimination diet, supplements, stress management, troubleshooting and over 40 tasty real food-based recipes, this book is EXACTLY what I wish was available a few years ago when I started experiencing my own digestive issues.

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I wrote this book to combine all the most relevant and up-to-date information about digestive health and I hope this will help the hundreds of people suffering from IBS and other digestive issues. You can find links to find the book on amazon.com, amazon.ca, amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble (USA) and Chapter Indigo (Canada) at this page: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/digestive-health-with-REAL-food-the-book.html


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day 23

today was Brussels sprouts & bacon day! =)

45 min walk

*** I had my breakfast quite early because I had an f/u appointment with my gastro-enterologist… was prescribed another type of antiobiotics (Flagyl) to take for the next 7 days to try to eradicate this parasite that is still causing symptoms… we’ll see how it goes, I don’t like antibiotics but I don’t have other option at this point. Meanwhile, I’ll continue to eat my daily dose of raw organic sauerkraut & take my yeast probiotics Floractive (known as Florastor in the USA).

:: 8am: sauerkraut + 2 free-range hard-boiled eggs + free-range bacon

:: 12h30pm: grass-fed beef  + onions + Brussels sprouts + turnips

:: 3h30pm: soaked almonds

::5h30pm: free-range chicken + free-range bacon + avocado + Brussels sprouts + leeks

day 11

1-hour walk before breakfast

:: 9h30am: sauerkraut + 2 free-range eggs + broccoli

:: 12h30: onions + red bell pepper + tomatoes + free-range chicken + broccoli

:: 3pm: leftover broccoli + balsamic vinegar

:: 5h15pm: grass-fed beef + garlic + red wine vinegar + Dijon + mushrooms + leafy greens + cherry tomatoes + avocado + balsamic vinegar

30-min walk

::8h30pm: about 50 g of dark chocolate + organic raw cocoa nibs (while watching the royal wedding live! such a special occasion warranted a little treat… any excuse works!)

day 5

:: 9am:  1/2 cup homemade sauerkraut

:: 10am: 2 free-range eggs + 1 slice free-range bacon + zucchini with olive oil (I felt like a kid when plating my breakfast!)

:: 1pm: free-range & gluten-free chicken sausages + mesclun + balsamic vinegar + last few drops of my extra-virgin olive oil I brought back directly from Spain… 😦

:: 6h45pm: grass-fed beef + Brussels sprouts + turnip + broccoli + onions in red wine sauce

:: 7pm: 25 g dark chocolate + organic raw cocoa nibs (melted a few secs in the micro-wave!)

*** I am going out of Melbourne CBD (for the 1st time!!) for Easter weekend and will be going to the Yarra Valley (leaving tomorrow Friday). Our weekend include a tour of 4 to 5 wineries = wine and artisanal cheese tasting. I will drink wine, which I really enjoy but drink only occasionally, and I will have cheese in small amounts. However, I will stay gluten-free. Our B&B hosts is happy to prepare gluten-free breakfast for us and we have found restaurants offering gluten-free options in the area. I really don’t care whether it is considered cheating, I just consider it living! I’ll do my best to stay on track but won’t miss any special opportunity! This weekend, my boyfriend and I will actually be celebrating our 11th anniversary (which actually was on March 23rd, but I was sick at that time). My high school sweetheart and I will definitely enjoy our weekend and I’ll keep you posted about my weekend when I come back on Sunday. =) Happy Easter!

day 4

:: 9h30am: Asian-style frittata (2 free-range eggs + broccoli + homemade teryaki sauce from Nourishing Traditions) + 1/2 cup homemade sauerkraut

:: 1pm: grass-fed beef + red wine + onions + Brussels sprouts + turnips + coconut oil + broccoli + 2nd dose of sauerkraut!

:: 5h45pm: grass-fed ground beef + mushrooms + tomatoes + onions + olive oil + coconut butter + red wine vinegar + oregano + basil + pepper + salt with zucchini + avocado

:: 6pm: 25 g dark chocolate

day 3

:: 10h30am: 2 free-range eggs + 1/2 cup homemade sauerkraut

:: 12h30: grass-fed ground beef + mushrooms + tomatoes + onions + olive oil + coconut butter + red wine vinegar + oregano + basil + pepper + salt with green beans + 1/2 small avocado

:: 3pm: about a cup of leftover green beans cooked in coconut butter

:: 5h45pm: grass-fed beef + red wine + onions + Brussels sprouts + turnips + coconut butter

:: 6pm: 20 g dark chocolate sprinkled with organic raw cocoa nibs

day 2

:: 9h30am: silverbeet frittata (or about 2 free-range eggs) + 1/4 avocado + 1/2 cup homemade sauerkraut

:: 1pm: big free-range chicken and avocado salad + organic sun-dried tomatoes + homemade mayo (made with 1/2 macadamia oil + 1/2 avocado oil)

:: 5h15pm: a 2nd serving of sauerkraut cupcake + spaghetti on zucchini pasta! [grass-fed ground beef + mushrooms + tomatoes + onions + zucchini + olive oil + coconut butter + red wine vinegar + oregano + basil + pepper + salt]

:: 5h30pm: 20 g dark chocolate sprinkled with organic raw cocoa nibs