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In the realm of natural remedies, castor oil has long been praised for its therapeutic properties and health benefits. Derived from the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis), it's been used for centuries to treat a wide range of ailments and promote overall well-being.
I'll be honest, there are certain health practices that I've tended to glaze over as a practitioner and castor oil packs have fallen into that category for a long time.
That is until I recently discovered I have...
This is it folks... the day you've all been waiting for... the day that I, Kat Spangler, share how to get. slim. quick.
Now if you know me at all, you know this is a very big divergence from my usual mission.
I am NOT a 'quick fix' weight loss coach. Crash dieting to drop a few fast pounds is unsustainable, often unhealthy, and usually causes more weight gain than weight loss in the long run.
BUT... there is one tiny exception to this rule:
Quickly reducing bloating.
When you hear the word starch, what do you think of? Pasta, bread, white rice? Weight gain? Blood sugar spikes?
Starch has gotten a bad rap, and in some instances for good reason. The starch in processed carbs breaks down into glucose and does spike blood sugar and contributes to diseases like diabetes and obesity.
But just like not all carbs are created equal, not all starch is created equal.
Resistant starch is starch that acts like soluble fiber in that it isn't digested in the small intestine by...
If you were to ask me, "Kat, what's the single most important thing to prioritize if I want to look and feel my best?", without hesitation my answer would be your gut health.
As more and more research is finding, our gastrointestinal health plays a role in just about everything: mood regulation, hunger regulation, sleep, stress levels, emotional wellbeing, immune health, thyroid health, energy, inflammatory responses, cravings, the list is practically endless.
It makes sense, right? Our digestive tract is where it all...
I can't tell you how many times I've been asked the question, "What's the 'best' diet??"
And I'm willing to bet, in the midst of the hailstorm of information out there, you've asked yourself that very same question.
I too have been in that spot, tearing my hair out trying to decipher truth from fiction as I hear a million different things from a million different experts.
Which is why I wanted to write today's post, to help you decipher the diet that is best for you. Because, as I've told you before, what works for one person...
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It seems the ever present assumption... as you get older, you get more run down, more tired, more stressed, and there's really not much you can do about it. It's called "adulting" right?
Even I fell into this trap for a few years. It struck me early, hitting hardest in my early twenties. I constantly felt tired; I couldn't even fathom the idea of waking up without an alarm, let alone waking up feeling energized for the day ahead. I assumed, as many do, that it was just the ever growing...