4 Easy Ways To Heal Your Gut

Did you know that the function of your immune system, the state of your mental health, the pain or lack thereof in your joints, and even whether or not you have seasonal allergies can all be determined by one thing?

Do you know what it is?

The health of your gut!

Conventional and unconventional research is proving it over and over: poor gut health = poor overall health.

If you experience “common” digestive complaints such as occasional gas, bloating, or heartburn, your gut needs some work. Find out here the 4 Easy Ways To Heal Your Gut!

  1. Take a quality probiotic – The delicate balance of good vs. bad bacteria and yeasts in our intestines is easily thrown out of whack, which is why taking a probiotic supplement can help you more easily maintain that balance.
  1. Take the crap out – your body must be eliminating debris regularly, daily, ideally more than once per day. If not, you’re leaving behind poop inside of you. You think poop is disgusting? How about that stinky, nasty poop sitting inside of you day in and day out!? Embrace enemas or colonics if you have been severely constipated or partly constipated for more than a week. Also embrace oils like avocado, coconut, sesame in your foods to make sure things move in your insides a little easier.
  1. Add resistant starches to your diet. Foods that are resistant to the power of the digestion of the small intestine are known as resistant starches. The overall health benefits to consuming resistant starches are many. They are considered Pre-biotics, in other words, they exist to help feed your probiotics (that beneficial bacteria in your gut that’s there to help you fight off diseases. These pre-biotics feed your probiotics. Foods like this include sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, lentils, brown rice, plantains.
  1. Stay away from sugar! Look, the stuff is as addictive as cocaine, messes up with your hormones, can feed cancerous cells, makes you swollen and chubby. Oh, and it makes your colon feel really miserable. It makes you constipated or, if you have IBS of Chrohn’s disease like I do, it can exacerbate your symptoms and give you explosive diarrhea. You’ve been warned!
Restore Gut Health with This ONE ingredient

Have you heard of Reishi mushroom? You may not want to toss your next salad with some reishi mushrooms (yeah, they are really bitter), but when you hear what all this little ‘shroom can do, you may decide to add it to your supplement regiment!

The Reishi mushroom, also known as ganoderma mushroom, has been used in Eastern “medicine” like Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda for many hundreds of years. And now, the Western World is slowly recognizing its healing properties.

But for the purpose of digestion and gut health, how does it help? Check the video below to learn how!

DIY Digestive Blend For All Body Types

So you’ve been farting stinky bombs for days. Maybe even haven’t popped properly or feel like you should poop a bigger one but it hasn’t come. What to do?

This natural digestive remedy is the bomb! In a good way! It’s a Flax Sprinkle is full of fiber and good things while also being a super tasty addition to oatmeal, smoothies, even coffee.

Check out the video below to learn about its ingredients and why they ROCK!

Here are the main ingredients:

  • Ground Flax seeds contain soluble fiber which helps move things through the digestive tract and they are high in natural oils which lubricate the system.
  • Cinnamon warms and stimulates the digestive system.
  • Ginger has long been used to help prevent nausea and soothe upset stomachs and is also often used to stimulate digestion.
  • Cardamom helps relieve gas and indigestion as well as helps move mucus from the digestive system.  It can also help bring relief from too much acid in the stomach.
  • Cloves have been traditionally used to treat a variety of bowel problems including diarrhea, bloating, and vomiting.
Home Remedies For Acid Reflux

Have your suffered from acid reflux? The diaphragm helps keep acid in your stomach but sometimes, some of the acids that help break down food during digestion can trickle up, moving to the esophagus and causing symptoms like:

  • Burning sensation in the chest
  • Sore throat
  • Sour taste in the mouth

Check how to prevent it and how my home remedies here!

Why is this happening to you! Could be because of:

  • Eating too fast or at off times in the day (like late at night)
  • Alcohol and smoking consumption
  • Too many spicy or fried foods

Here’s what I’ve done to avoid is from happening in the first place:

  • Avoid foods with too many spices, or vinegar
  • Avoid tomato sauce
  • Reduce chocolate intake
  • Avoid carbonated drinks
  • Avoid tea and coffee

Here are 2 natural home remedies:

  • Chew on a single tiny little clove stick
  • Chew 5-6 basil leaves after meals
Home-Made Candida Treatment

This home-made candida treatment is my go-to remedy to get rid of the symptoms of candida in a flash. An anti candida diet is key to control candida overgrowth but this video will show you one of the best home remedies for candida I’ve seen. Hope it helps!

Check the video for my candida treatment below!

And below the video, tell me: are you willing to try the remedy (even though it may not taste that great)?! Let me know!

And feel free to share my new fun Infographic below!

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Food Allergy Elimination Diet

Ever wonder how to do a food allergy elimination diet? IF you are having food allergies or intolerances, you might want to eliminate certain foods from your diet for a few weeks, allow your body to heal and then slowly re-introduce foods to help you learn what helps and what doesn’t.

And on the comments below the video, tell me: Have you tried something similar before? If so, what was your experience? Let me know in the comments below the video!

And feel free to share my new fun Infographic below!

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This is the WORST protein powder EVER! – WHEY

Do you know where Whey comes from? It’s a byproduct of milk that is produced during the cheese making process. By definition, it is the waste of the cheese processing industry. It is a very popular supplement that many doctors consider toxic! So what is it and why is it bad for you?!

Check out the video below to learn more about this potentially dangerous substance!

Did you know it can cause serious problems? Let me know by leaving a comment or question below.

What Your Poop Says About You

I love talking about poo! I’m obsessed with this topic because I’m obsessed with YOUR health and well-being and what you assimilate and eliminate is at the cornerstone of your health and longevity.

This video will show you the types of poo that you and me have all done and the one tea remedy that helps me get rid of long term constipation in a flash!

Be honest, are you constipated? What does your poo look like? Let me know by leaving a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Review Of The Most Common Natural Remedies For Constipation

We’ve all used over the counter remedies or natural supplements to relief constipation. We are a constipation nation! We are all highly constipated, it’s true.

While this is a billion dollar industry, someone we are still confused about which of the most popular remedies are the most effective. So I’ve decided to look at the top 5 most popular ones in terms of use and give you my take on each of them. Check them out on this video:

So tell me, have you tried any of these? Which one has been most effective? Let me know by leaving a comment below and let’s start a conversation.

Natural Heartburn Remedies Tummy Tuck Series, Part 5


Acid Reflux happens as a result of indigestion, when the digestive acids from the stomach flow up into the esophagus. This causes acid reflux and results in burning sensation in the heart region.

If you are experiencing acid reflux symptoms, treat it immediately. Neglecting it can result in greater problems since the lining of the esophagus will get destroyed and will lead to greater problems.

Check out my tips on how to avoid heartburn for good!

You can try just one at a time or more than once. Which one would you want to check out first? Which one have you tried before? Let me know in the comments below!

Home Remedies For Indigestion – Tummy Tuck Series, Part 4



Part 4 of the Tummy Tuck Series is here! Today’s topic is all about INDIGESTION!

Indigestion refers to an upset stomach. Some of the symptoms to look for include belching or burping, nausea, bloated stomach, abdominal discomfort in upper abdominal area.

Check out this video to learn easy home-made remedies for indigestion and upset stomach.

Easy enough right? How about you go check out the remedy and them let me know how it worked out for you!

Food Combining Diet, Tummy Tuck Series, Part 3




We have talked about the food combining principles here a few times before. I’ve been following these principles in one form or another for years and I credit them for helping me manage my worst digestive symptoms, like bloating, painful gas, indigestion and constipation.

The concept can be a bit complex if it’s your first time but not to worry! I’ve created this video to help you get the basic principles of Food Combining down and help you use them in your daily routine.

So go to the video to check them out right now!

Fun right?! If you were to pick just one of these principles to start using now, which one would it be? Why? Let me know in the comments below!

How To Relieve Bloating – Tummy Tuck Series, Part 2 with Jovanka Ciares



Bloating can truly wreck havoc in your day.

Imagine being at work…getting ready for a staff meeting and you start to not feel well. Your clothes don’t fit and you are sending silent but deadly reminders of that meal from last night.

First, it’s important to understand where bloating stems from so you can alter your habits accordingly. If bloating still occurs, then I’m going to give you the one little recipe that has helped me/my clients for years! This stuff is truly amazing!

What is the one thing you’ll start doing TODAY to get immediate relief from bloating? Let me know in the comments below!

About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”...

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