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So far Lucy Mailing has created 46 blog entries.

Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

2018-08-06T18:25:28+00:00

Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream There’s nothing like some homemade paleo ice cream with fresh, locally-grown mint! It’s nice to have a treat occasionally, and with this coconut milk ice cream, it doesn’t have to derail your health. In fact, mint has been used for thousands of years as a [...]

Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream 2018-08-06T18:25:28+00:00

Highlights from the Ancestral Health Symposium 2018!

2018-07-26T20:48:11+00:00

Highlights from the Ancestral Health Symposium 2018! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I often get to attend academic conferences to network and share my research. Well, this was a bit different. Last week, I attended the Ancestral Health Symposium 2018, a much more casual [...]

Highlights from the Ancestral Health Symposium 2018! 2018-07-26T20:48:11+00:00

The 16 essential vitamins and minerals for gut and skin health

2018-07-02T22:20:09+00:00

The 16 essential vitamins & minerals for gut & skin health This is an exclusive preview from “The definitive gut-skin axis guide”, a 40+ page integrative, evidence-based guide to healing the root cause of gut and skin disease. If you subscribe to my email list, I’ll be sure to send you [...]

The 16 essential vitamins and minerals for gut and skin health 2018-07-02T22:20:09+00:00

The benefits of comprehensive stool testing

2018-06-17T21:46:58+00:00

The benefits of comprehensive stool testing Disclosure: I have no affiliation with Doctor’s Data and received no financial incentives to write this article.  Let’s face it, putting a fecal sample in a special container is the last thing you want to do for your doctor. But what if I told you [...]

The benefits of comprehensive stool testing 2018-06-17T21:46:58+00:00

Savory gooseberry sauce

2018-06-08T15:36:04+00:00

Savory gooseberry sauce My husband Steven could honestly be a professional chef if he wanted to be. We made this at our Airbnb in Minneapolis last week, and it received glowing reviews from all the other guests who happened to pass through the kitchen. If you’ve ever felt deprived on a [...]

Savory gooseberry sauce 2018-06-08T15:36:04+00:00

Exercise is Medicine: highlights from ACSM 2018 (and my favorite eats in Minneapolis!)

2018-06-02T23:03:53+00:00

Exercise is Medicine: highlights from ACSM 2018 (and my favorite eats in Minneapolis!) This past week, I traveled to Minneapolis for the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. This was my second year attending ACSM, a five-day conference that brings in over 6,000 attendees from around the world to share [...]

Exercise is Medicine: highlights from ACSM 2018 (and my favorite eats in Minneapolis!) 2018-06-02T23:03:53+00:00

I found my health and my purpose – a guest story for Mark’s Daily Apple

2018-05-25T17:02:46+00:00

I found my health and my purpose – a guest story for Mark’s Daily Apple I regained my health and reversed my eczema in great part thanks to popular health bloggers like Chris Kresser and Mark Sisson. When conventional doctors had no answers for me, I turned to their evidence-based articles [...]

I found my health and my purpose – a guest story for Mark’s Daily Apple 2018-05-25T17:02:46+00:00

Choline, SIBO, and pregnancy – a guest post for Chris Kresser

2018-05-25T16:43:49+00:00

Choline, SIBO, and pregnancy – a guest post for Chris Kresser As many of you know, I work part-time as a research assistant for Chris Kresser, a world-renowned pioneer of functional medicine. A few weeks ago, I was pulling some research together for Chris on the importance of choline during pregnancy. [...]

Choline, SIBO, and pregnancy – a guest post for Chris Kresser 2018-05-25T16:43:49+00:00

An integrative approach to acne

2018-05-12T19:45:47+00:00

An integrative approach to acne Acne affects between 79 to 95 percent of adolescents and 40 to 54 percent of adults in Western societies. Yet anthropological studies have found that acne is virtually non-existent in hunter-gatherer cultures.1 This suggests that genetic factors are not the primary driver of acne – and [...]

An integrative approach to acne 2018-05-12T19:45:47+00:00

8 things I learned from EB 2018 (and my favorite eats in San Diego)

2018-04-27T18:57:40+00:00

8 things I learned from EB 2018 (and my favorite eats in San Diego) I am fortunate to get to attend a few scientific conferences every year as part of my graduate studies. It’s a great opportunity to share some of my research, meet experts in the field, and get out [...]

8 things I learned from EB 2018 (and my favorite eats in San Diego) 2018-04-27T18:57:40+00:00

Discovering my gut microbiome

2018-04-20T21:36:44+00:00

Discovering my gut microbiome Disclosure: I was not asked to write this article by uBiome, nor did I receive any incentives to do so. I was planning to share my microbiome data and asked uBiome if they would be willing to give my readers a discount on their explorer kits since [...]

Discovering my gut microbiome 2018-04-20T21:36:44+00:00

The evidence behind the autoimmune protocol diet (and how to try AIP)

2018-04-13T19:29:56+00:00

The evidence behind the autoimmune protocol diet (and how to try AIP) For a long time, I thought I was just stuck with eczema. I’d had the itchy, scaly skin rash for nineteen-some years, and my allergist and dermatologist just kept giving me stronger and stronger steroid creams. In 2013, my [...]

The evidence behind the autoimmune protocol diet (and how to try AIP) 2018-04-13T19:29:56+00:00

AIP Banana Bread Blondies

2018-04-13T16:38:31+00:00

AIP Banana Bread Blondies With two accidental allergen exposures, the dragging on of winter and dry air, and the stress of moving my prelim defense a month earlier, I recently had a small flare around my mouth. While I was hoping my eczema was gone for good, it’s the first real [...]

AIP Banana Bread Blondies 2018-04-13T16:38:31+00:00

How exercise impacts your gut – Part 4: Gut disease

2018-03-28T22:42:09+00:00

How exercise impacts your gut  - Part 4: Gut disease In the first three articles of this series, I discussed how exercise beneficially impacts the gut microbiota, the gut immune system, and gut barrier function. In this article, I discuss what this means for diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel [...]

How exercise impacts your gut – Part 4: Gut disease 2018-03-28T22:42:09+00:00

How exercise impacts your gut – Part 3: Gut barrier function

2018-03-15T17:07:26+00:00

How exercise impacts your gut - Part 3: Gut barrier function Did you know that acute exercise causes leaky gut? In the first two articles of this series, I discussed how exercise impacts the gut microbiota and the gut immune system. In this article, I’ll discuss how acute and chronic exercise [...]

How exercise impacts your gut – Part 3: Gut barrier function 2018-03-15T17:07:26+00:00

Book review: The Dental Diet by Dr. Steven Lin

2018-03-07T15:21:42+00:00

Book review: The Dental Diet by Dr. Steven Lin Disclosure: I was not paid to write this review. I happened to pick up this book recently, and thought it was extremely accessible, highly informative, and worth sharing with my readers! Are you convinced that tooth decay just comes down to bad [...]

Book review: The Dental Diet by Dr. Steven Lin 2018-03-07T15:21:42+00:00

Chocolate chocolate chunk cookies

2018-02-28T12:43:07+00:00

Chocolate chocolate chunk cookies It’s not easy to find nut-free, double chocolate paleo cookies, especially without a ton of added sugar! Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8-12 minutes Makes: 36 small cookies Allergens: contains eggs Ingredients: ½ cup oil of choice (I used ¼ cup butter, ¼ cup coconut oil) [...]

Chocolate chocolate chunk cookies 2018-02-28T12:43:07+00:00

How exercise impacts your gut – Part 2: The gut immune system

2018-02-21T16:01:24+00:00

How exercise impacts your gut - Part 2: The gut immune system Did you know that 70% of your immune system resides in your gut? In part 1 of this series, I discussed how exercise impacts the gut microbiota. Gut microbes are in constant communication with the immune system, so it’s [...]

How exercise impacts your gut – Part 2: The gut immune system 2018-02-21T16:01:24+00:00

How exercise impacts your gut – Part 1: The microbiome

2018-02-20T20:47:42+00:00

How exercise impacts your gut - Part 1: The microbiome The community of trillions of microbes in the gut, collectively called the gut microbiota, has connections to virtually every organ in the body. It’s a crucial part of host physiology – providing defense against pathogens, aiding in digestion, stimulating the immune [...]

How exercise impacts your gut – Part 1: The microbiome 2018-02-20T20:47:42+00:00

The benefits of a ketogenic diet

2018-02-21T16:18:33+00:00

The benefits of a ketogenic diet Ketogenic diets have been getting increasing attention in the media and the scientific literature. The high fat, low carb, moderate protein diets mimic the physiology of fasting and provide a wide variety of benefits. During the winter or in times of food scarcity, our ancestors [...]

The benefits of a ketogenic diet 2018-02-21T16:18:33+00:00

Herb roasted salmon

2018-01-31T12:53:33+00:00

Herb-roasted salmon This is my favorite dish to make on a busy night because it only takes 5 minutes to prep and throw in the oven! Plus, salmon is incredibly delicious, nutrient-dense, and a great source of omega-3 fats. Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Makes: 4 servings Allergens: [...]

Herb roasted salmon 2018-01-31T12:53:33+00:00

Could cancer be a metabolic disease?

2018-01-25T19:54:27+00:00

An evidence-based approach to cancer treatment and prevention Many people view cancer as unpredictable – that some people are just “unlucky”, and it’s largely random who gets diagnosed. It’s not surprising, given the prevailing view among medical professionals that cancer is first and foremost a genetic disease. But emerging evidence suggests [...]

Could cancer be a metabolic disease? 2018-01-25T19:54:27+00:00

The problem with iron supplements and iron-fortified foods

2018-01-17T20:28:31+00:00

The problem with iron supplements and iron-fortified foods Has excess iron fostered an epidemic of gut dysbiosis? Learn why iron is such a crucial nutrient to get right. Iron-deficiency is a major global health issue, affecting more than two billion people worldwide.1 Iron is a vital component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, [...]

The problem with iron supplements and iron-fortified foods 2018-01-17T20:28:31+00:00

All about SIBO: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

2018-02-21T16:10:38+00:00

All about SIBO: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth I increasingly meet people who have symptoms that are unmistakably characteristic of SIBO: bloating, poor digestion, fatigue, skin conditions, GERD, cognitive dysfunction, and more.  Yet most people and even many doctors have never even heard the term before. As a result, SIBO is underdiagnosed [...]

All about SIBO: Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth 2018-02-21T16:10:38+00:00

8 ways to make your New Year’s Resolution (or any goal) stick this year

2018-02-21T16:13:12+00:00

8 ways to make your New Year’s Resolution (or any goal) stick this year According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 41 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, yet only 9 percent are successful in achieving theirs.1 Why? More often than not, they simply don’t have the right mindset, [...]

8 ways to make your New Year’s Resolution (or any goal) stick this year 2018-02-21T16:13:12+00:00

Why we need an integrative, individualized approach to weight loss

2017-12-20T15:32:27+00:00

Why we need an integrative, individualized approach to weight loss Obesity has surpassed epidemic proportions. One in three adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese,1 and if current trends continue, a whopping 57% of children in the United States will be obese by the time they turn 35.2 Researchers continue [...]

Why we need an integrative, individualized approach to weight loss 2017-12-20T15:32:27+00:00

Creamy avocado salad dressing

2018-02-21T16:21:04+00:00

Creamy avocado salad dressing This dressing is so easy to make and I’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t like it. Even my parents, who hate avocados, like this dressing! Prep time: 5 minutes Makes: enough dressing for about 4 large servings of salad Allergens: none. Ingredients: 4 avocados 2 cups [...]

Creamy avocado salad dressing 2018-02-21T16:21:04+00:00

The gut ecosystem: why understanding microbial communities can help prevent and treat disease

2017-12-03T22:29:49+00:00

The gut ecosystem: why understanding microbial communities can help prevent and treat disease The trillions of microbes that inhabit your gut form complex interactions with each other and with their human host. An altered gut microbiota has been associated with a number of different diseases. Understanding the microbiome as an ecosystem [...]

The gut ecosystem: why understanding microbial communities can help prevent and treat disease 2017-12-03T22:29:49+00:00