My battle with stage 3 adrenal fatigue and my journey to recovering my energy and health

Adrenal fatigue is a term that we hear about often from alternative health practitioners but that is unfortunately not officially recognized by conventional medicine. Although the term adrenal fatigue is definitely overused, adrenal fatigue is real and affects so many of us. The adrenal glands are two small glands about the size of a walnut sitting on top […]
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Recipe: Chocolate, coconut and raspberry muffins (paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, nutritious & delicious)

Have you tried my super easy and simple banana muffin recipe? Here’s my latest variation, with a little bit of cacao powder, coconut and raspberry. The result is really tasty! And although muffins made with coconut flour tend to be dry, this one is definitely not dry thanks to the moisture from the bananas and raspberries. You […]
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Homemade green banana flour: resistant starches for gut health, blood sugar stability and better sleep

Starch sometimes has a bad rap, especially when it comes to digestive health. The SCD (specific carbohydrate diet), GAPS diet and typical SIBO diet, including the protocol I recommend in my book, all recommend to limit or even completely avoid starches due to the facts that they can be harder to digest and can therefore worsen gut dysbiosis […]
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Recipe: make your own ghee (clarified butter)

Have you ever had ghee (or clarified butter)? I love the taste of it and its awesome nutritional value, especially if made with butter from pastured / grass-fed cows. Although you can buy organic grass-fed ghee ready-to-eat (affiliate), it is usually cheaper to make your own. And although it might seem difficult to do at first, it is pretty easy once […]
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Episode 006 of Real Food Mamas Podcast: postpartum depression (interview with Gail Root)

In this episode, we have a very honest and much needed discussion about the many struggles all moms face, including postpartum depression (PPD) and anxiety. Gail Root is the mother of three grown daughters and grandmother to a three month old and three year old.  These are her most precious realizations in life! She has a B.S. in […]
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Enter my giveaway to win “Digestive Health with REAL Food” (the book & the cookbook)

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! I have 3 sets of “Digestive Health with REAL Food“, including both the book (AKA the digestion bible!) and the cookbook (with lots of easy recipes for people with multiple food sensitivities, such as nuts, eggs, nightshades and FODMAPs) to give away! The approach I used is based on REAL food and […]
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Episode 005 of Real Food Mamas Podcast: the postpartum period (part 2: the first 6 months)

What are the first few months postpartum REALLY like? Steph and Aglaée get vulnerable and discuss their personal struggles, crazy thoughts, rollercoaster ride of emotions, and strategies for surviving the newborn phase and first few months. If you’re a new mom, you’ll resonate with the stories on this episode. If you’re an expecting mom, you’ll get […]
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Episode 004 of Real Food Mamas Podcast: the postpartum period (part 1: the first month)

Postpartum depression is an issue that isn’t often talked about because, let’s face it, it’s not glamorous. There is so much pressure and expectation to look like you have it all together as a new mom, especially with the popularity of social media. In this episode, Steph and Aglaée tackle the myths and facts about […]
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Recipe: 1-ingredient plantain tortillas (paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, AIP, egg-free, nut-free)

If you’re looking for an easy and perfect tortilla, this is it! :D You only need one ingredient: plantains. These tortillas are autoimmune-friendly because they are gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free and nightshade-free. They also work well with the Digestive Health with REAL Food protocol once you’re ready for the reintroduction phase. I can find mine at […]
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Why I don’t (usually) eat “gluten-free foods”

This post doesn’t have anything to do about weight, but everything to do with digestive health. The two pictures below were taken 3-4 hours apart. And I swear I’m not just sticking it out and then sucking it back in. This is just me standing naturally in both pictures. The one on the left was […]
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I talked about FODMAPs on the Team Nutrition Genius Podcast!

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I was a guest this week on the Team Nutrition Genius Podcast. We talked about how FODMAPs and low-FODMAP diets could help you improve your digestive health. You can listen to us right here. And don’t forget to check out my brand-new podcast Real Food Mamas […]
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Why I’m dropping out of ND school.

Yes, it’s true. I’m dropping out of ND school. In case you didn’t know, I’ve been back to school since January 2013 to study naturopathic medicine at CCNM in Toronto, a 4-year intensive program to become a ND (naturopathic doctor). I completed the first two years studying full-time and even a few courses of the third […]
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Kimmy’s Paleo AIP Brownies

Today on the blog is a recipe Kimmy created for her son. She generously sends this for us all to enjoy from Hamburg, Germany. The only non-AIP ingredient is cocoa powder but you can give this a try after you’ve been AIP for a while to see how you tolerate it. ;) Bon appétit! Aglaée  ★ ★ […]
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What I’ve been reading lately…

Here are a few short reviews of the books I’ve been reading in the last few months. ;) Some were review copies I was generously given and others were books I bought myself. Ok, let’s get started! The 90-min Baby Sleep Program This book was recommended to me by a few friends and I bought it […]
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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is really REAL

A new very well-done scientific study is confirming what other studies had already shown: Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real! Shocking, I know. While most health care practitioners only recognize celiac disease as a valid reason to eliminate gluten from your diet, this study is showing that the gluten-free “fad” should be taken seriously. I can’t […]
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Beating SIBO naturally with herbal antimicrobials

If you don’t know what SIBO is, check out this article first. :) SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, continue to be one of the most common causes of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBS-like symptoms, including bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation and flatulence in addition to being often associated with leaky gut, autoimmune conditions, food intolerances and even […]
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Radicata (blue) Fat Bombs – with a punch of antioxidants (paleo, nut-free, low-carb, high-fat, gluten-free, sugar-free and no artificial sweetener)

If you’ve tried my Radicata Fat Bombs, you might like this blue version. ;) (my original version is here in case you missed it) The recipe is exactly the same but with the addition of some frozen blueberries. It gives this Paleo, nut-free, gluten-free, low-carb, high-fat, sugar-free snack a punch of antioxidants and flavors without adding […]
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Guest post: 6 Prenatal Nutrition Misconceptions That Need to Stop by Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT

Today’s post is a guest post my Real food dietitian Lily Nichols, an expert on the topic of gestational (pregnancy) diabetes. Unfortunately, the current guidelines to manage gestational diabetes still include the consumption of too many carbs and don’t focus on food quality during this crucial period for baby.   If you’re interested in learning more about this topic, […]
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Recipe – Radicata Fat Bombs (paleo, low-carb, high-fat, gluten-free & nut-free snack, NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER)

Are you trying to reduce your sugar intake or get rid of your frequent cravings for sweets? Do you often have energy dips between meals? Or do you need an easy way to add extra calories and fat to your REAL food diet, whether you are underweight, workout regularly or just can’t seem to eat enough […]
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2 years after the release of my book Digestive Health with REAL Food: what I would change

Wow, I can’t believe my book will have been released for 2 years this spring. Your reviews With now over 130 reviews on amazon and an overall ranking of 4.7 out of 5 stars, it’s doing better and is received with more enthusiasm than I could ever hope for. Thank you for everyone who encouraged me and let me know […]
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