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Want To Change Your Kid’s Eating Habits?

Happy Easter and Passover. I celebrated a virtual Passover over Zoom a few days ago, I hope you are enjoying Easter in the best way you can considering the circumstances.

Both holidays include feasts around food….

I guess everyone needs to learn to cook all of a sudden, even if home cooking wasn’t your norm before.

Want to learn along with your kids?

Kids Cook Real Food, an awesome online video cooking class for kids, is supporting social distancing and all the families with lots of extra time on their hands…


… How about a two-week risk-free trial, and 80% off a two-month membership after that? Get the details here, including a guide to making it work without going to the grocery store!  

Get this: The first two weeks of the classes are completely free.

Concerned about allergies? We got you covered there too.

Nothing is easy about having food allergies, and when it’s your kids that have to juggle them, it’s even more complicated.

There’s the isolation.

The constant reading of ingredients and/or having to make everything yourself.

The fear you have of your child eating something they shouldn’t.

The growing up too fast because they have to be responsible.

The only silver lining might be that you have a good excuse to turn down the junk food that other people like to thrust at our nation’s kids! But for many, that’s small consolation.

The best gift you can give your child, whether you have food allergies in the family or not, is the gift of knowing how to cook real food. That lays a foundation for good health and sustenance throughout all their lives.

Your kids will be able to eat on a budget because they know how to cook from scratch, they’ll know how to purchase and prepare vegetables (and hopefully enjoy them!), and they won’t be doomed to subsist on takeout and canned soup as they enter young adulthood.

For kids with food allergies, they’ll quite simply be able to survive – without spending every dime they have on expensive processed allergy-friendly foods (which still probably make you worry about their purity).

That’s why I’m so thrilled that the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse exists, because it’s the only opportunity I’ve found that helps kids learn valuable cooking techniques, using kid-friendly language and invoking the power of positive peer pressure.

Teacher Katie Kimball engages with children in an incredible way, and when kids see other kids on-screen excited about cooking (and even vegetables), they really connect with them. In fact, reports keep coming in from members that kids are trying foods they previously wouldn’t touch!

I met Katie last year when we both spoke on “The Future Of Health Now Stage”. Not only is she fun to listen to, a sign of a great teacher, but through her loving TLC and teachings she, healed her husband’s Crohn’s Disease!

Though her husband is healed, her children possibly have the genetic predisposition for IBD.  Through her passion and teachings, not only are her children cooking and eating real food, they will now grow up with life long habits that significantly reduce the chances of them getting IBD.

And if they ever fall ill with a dis-ease, they now have the cooking skills to incorporate any dietary plan with just a few changes of ingredients.

A valuable investment in life skills that is sure to pay off not just today but for decades to come.

Katie has found that many members are families juggling food allergies and sensitivities, and she’s made every effort to keep the eCourse allergy-friendly. Most recipes used in the course are automatically top-allergen-free and others include a myriad of alternative suggestions to fit nearly every dietary restriction.

The focus is on the 30 basic cooking skills, not just making a recipe. Check out the full course curriculum map HERE.

Here’s what a few of the members with food allergies have to say:

  • “Both my 9 year old and 4 year old have multiple food allergies and so they NEED to learn to cook, especially since almost all of their food needs to be made from scratch. However, I have had a hard time figuring out exactly where to start. We’ll definitely be taking advantage of this course. Thank you!”
  • “My son has food allergies so learning that cook is an essential skill and I have been looking for something like this.”I just watched a video from a few members, check out what they had to say:
  • “Hi. I’m Gabe, and I’m five, and I made my own snacks this week”
  • “Hi, I’m, Jon and I’m eight. Last week I cooked brown beef to help my Mom make homemade sloppy joes.”
  • “Hi, I’m Lea and I’m eleven years old. So far this week in the kitchen I have made beans and rice, three kinds of dessert hummus, Mexican rice and tortillas and I’ve cut apples and peppers.”
  • “Hi, I’m Paul and I’m 14 and this week I was my Moms sous chef. I cut cabbage for salad, potato soup, and peppers for the freezer.”That may sound amazing, but in this eCourse it’s totally normal and your kids can do this too. Imagine the amount of time you will save by having your kids give you a healthy hand in the kitchen!

Everybody’s gotta eat, so let’s make it real food and involve our kids in the creation of it!


I can’t wait to hear of the healthy creations and loving time in the kitchen you will enjoy with your kids.

To You and Your Kids Health,

BTW – Now is the chance to cook with your kids. They’ll remember this time the rest of their lives…and if you do it right, they’ll know how to cook from now until forever too. Cooking with my Mom brings me so much joy. Imagine every trip home, cooking together in the kitchen – real healthy real food. Because healthy habits start in childhood. There are skills for everyone..beginners, intermediate and advanced. Check out the eCourse Website today, I feel you’ll love it.

BTW2 – VULNERABLE SHARE. Thinking back to my childhood, and the food I grew up on – then carrying those habits into adulthood, I shouldn’t have been surprised with my UC(now Crohn’s) diagnosis at age 28.  I firmly believe that if I had these skills, and knew about the powers of real food, I would never have gotten IBD. Not only that, I would have made friends who also love healthy food at a young age and not have to go through a challenging few years where I was mocked and shamed for my eating habits and love for healthy food. I’ll never remember Chris telling my friends “Stop inviting Joel out, he’s too much a picky eater”. Little did I he I was simply choosing to eat healthy. I believe if I had this KidsEatRealFoods eCourse as a child, I would never have met Chris and had to experience his intolerance because I would have had compassionate healthy eating friends at a younger age.


The Dark Truth About Multivitamins

A report came across my desk that stopped me in my tracks…
The headline read…
“Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements”*
Inside the report was data gathered from well-respected Johns Hopkins’ researchers on over 450,000 people…
That concluded – Multivitamins don’t reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, mental decline, heart attacks, or even death.
I was shocked.
It turns out, a lot of the multivitamins for sale today are a total waste of money.
The research is undeniable.
But here’s where I disagree with the report.
One of the lead Hopkins researchers said, “If you follow a healthy diet, you can get all of the vitamins and minerals you need from food.”
But that’s easier said than done.

Most of us don’t have the time to map out every meal to make sure we’re getting all the nutrients we need.Maybe even impossible considering nutrients being impaired by soil depletion. (ref  The University of Texas at Austin research spanning five decades*)

And it’s taking a toll.

In fact, According to research gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),
92% of Americans are nutrient deficient.*

Higher if you have IBD Crohn’s Colitis, IBS or an Auto-Immune Condition due to malabsorption and leaky gut.

And if you feel like you’re tired all the time…
You have brain fog…
You get sick often…
Or you just don’t have that zest for life that you once did…
Chances are you’re nutrient deficient.

With what is going around these days, we need all the nutrients on-board to fight what may be inevitable.

Plus all disease and flare-up root-causes like low immunity, viruses,  infections and, other pathogens

And if multivitamins won’t work, and most of us aren’t getting the nutrients we need through food…

Is there any way to fix these deficiencies?


Honestly, when I first saw this report I was hopeless…

But that was before I knew about Paleovalley’s Organ Complex.



They’ve done the unthinkable… and actually freeze-dried whole foods and put them into a capsule…


So you get the convenience of a multivitamin combined with the effectiveness of whole foods.


But they didn’t just choose any foods and throw them into a capsule…


They chose three incredible superfoods, one of which The University of California, Berkeley has referred to as – “ounce for ounce, probably more nutritious than any other food.”*


Paleovalley’s Organ Complex contains:


Beef Heart – Eating beef heart floods your body with energy thanks to its CoQ10 content. CoQ10 has been linked with improved heart health and blood sugar, and can minimize the effects of oxidative stress that cause skin, brain and lung damage.


Beef Kidney – Eating beef kidney is one of the best ways that I know of to give your immune system a major boost. It has 228% of the recommended daily value of the mineral selenium, which not only boosts your immune system, but also supports blood flow, thyroid function and fertility.


Beef Liver – Scientists say grass fed beef liver has what they call the “anti-fatigue factor” to give you coffee like energy without the jitters, along with 1,108% of the daily recommended value of B12 which helps make your mind sharper and clearer.


Organ Complex is the most powerful natural multivitamin I know of.

And every ingredient in Paleovalley’s Organ Complex comes from grass-fed and finished cows.

They’re also gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free and non-GMO.

So if you’re thinking about taking a multivitamin…So if you’re thinking about introducing or increasing your critical nutrients to promote greater healing and immunity…

So if you’re thinking about increasing the bioavailability of your meat intake

I strongly suggest you ditch the synthetic multivitamins you can get at your local pharmacy and…

Try Paleovalley’s Organ Complex Today. You will save an extra 10% off by using this link OR applying the code onegreatgut10 at checkout.


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Paleovalley also offers free shipping in the United States for qualifying orders. 

If you’re already concerned about grocery shopping and meat cleanliness, or don’t have easy affordable access to grass fed nutrient-dense meats, Paleovalley’s Organ Complex is your best bet for safety with what’s going on right now.

Stay Safe

Stay Happy

Stay Healthy


Is There Really Any Benefit to Multivitamins? – Johns Hopkins Medicine

Annals Of Internal Medicine: Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
Eliseo Guallar, MD, DrPH; Saverio Stranges, MD, PhD; Cynthia Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor; Lawrence J. Appel, MD, MPH; Edgar R. Miller III, MD, PhD

Liver: Love It or Leave It? by Berkely Wellness – School of Public Health at UC Berkeley

HealthMed at Indiana University’s School of Public Health

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Hand Sanitizer doesn’t work as well as THIS

Coronavirus Pandemic is sweeping the globe

Major events are canceled…

Airports are empty..

Bars, Restaurants and anything else not deemed an “Essential businesses” are closed

Passover Seder and Easter Mass are now virtual events

Physical Distancing is important

I’m sorting through all of the news, information, and misinformation

It’s officially survival of the calmest


Experts Agree On One Thing…

One of the best things you can do to protect your family from Coronavirus is to wash your hands!

“According to the top Integrative and Functional organizations CDC, World Health Org and countless Medical Institutions you only need to wash your hands for a minimum of thirty seconds to keep viruses away”

Wash your hands like you have a club/bar stamp you don’t want your colleagues or Mom to see 🙂

Washing your hands not only helps prevent you from Coronavirus, but also from other infections that could cause an IBD Crohn’s Colitis flare or hospital visit.

You’re probably unconsciously touching your face up to 23 times an hour. That’s 368 times a day assuming you’re sleeping for 8 hours not touching your face.*

As a matter of fact, research shows that low hygiene and exposure to infections may be associated with an increased risk for Ulcerative Colitis*

That’s why my friends at MyGreenFills are giving away Free Non-Toxic Aloe Hand Soap to the next 1,000 people.

Get this…

Right now you can get FREE, Truly Free Non-Toxic Hand Soaps when you click here!

+ Free Shipping

No longer worry about germs OR toxins on your hands!

Delivered safely to your home, no need to fight for soap at the grocery store.

Your Truly Free Aloe Hand Soap contains no harsh chemicals but is guaranteed to get your hands CLEAN and SUPER SOFT!


Protect your family and stock up!

GET FREE HAND SOAP while supplies last.

Another reason why I love MyGreensFill is that I met their CEO Stephen Ezell last year and my intuition gave me a good hunch about him.

Turns out my intuition was right this time, last month he started Free Soap Fridays to the local residents in Traverse City, Michigan.*

Just check  out some of the people who have picked up the Free Non-Toxic Hand Soap and Free Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent 

With many stores online and in-person finding themselves out of soap, and possibly only having toxic soap left, this is a heartwarming generous offer during these challenging times.

Please check out Your Truly Free Aloe Hand Soap, you’ll thank me later. 

Happy Lathering,

BTW – It’s no surprise that their main ingredients that also good for your great gut. Aloe has been found effective against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and certain fungi and viruses. Inhibitory effects of A. vera against human cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), and poliovirus have been reported.*

MyGreensFill use Aloe Vera 10x (concentrated Aloe Vera)  as their main ingredient.

And remember, it’s survival of the calmest. Repeat this in your head. “I am calm. I am safe. I am loved. I am strong. I am calm.” That’s my mantra these days. Hope it helps


American Journal of Infection Control
Face touching: A frequent habit that has implications for hand hygiene
Yen Lee Angela Kwok, MBBS, MPH, MHM, PhD, Jan Gralton, BSc (Hons), PhD, Mary-Louise McLaws, Mary-Louise McLaws Mary-Louise McLaws School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Low hygiene and exposure to infections may be associated with increased risk for ulcerative colitis in a North Indian population
Annals of Gastroenterology – Department of Gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
Ajit Sood, Devendra Amre, Vandana Midha, Suresh Sharma, Neena Sood, Amandeep Thara, Manu Bansal, Garima Juyal, Bittianda Kuttapa Thelma, and Ernest Seidman

Antiviral activity of Aloe vera against herpes simplex virus type 2
African Journal Of Biotechnology
Persian Gulf Health Research Centre, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran. 2Jahad Keshavarzi Research Centre, Bushehr, Iran.
Keivan Zandi, Moloud Abbas Zadeh, Kohzad Sartavi and Zahra Rastian


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Non-toxic beauty

AnnMarie Sample Skincare Kit

#StayingHome means more time for skin beautification.  When my friends see me again in person they’re going to wonder how I reverse aged.

Here’s my secret….

We all strive to improve our well-being, whether spiritually, emotionally, or physically.

That might mean meditation or prayer. It might mean shopping organic, or even fasting or time in the infrared sauna.

But what about our skin and the acid mantle barrier that shields it? Despite being an organ (our largest, in fact!) with an incredible workload, it’s often neglected.

Or worse—as something to be perfected. The beauty industry insists it needs to “glow” or “feel petal-soft”, all while magically erasing whatever irks us.

There’s nothing wrong with a vibrant, radiant look, of course.

But we live in a world where unrealistic ideals overshadow self-care and health.

It becomes easy to forget that skin—and its protective acid mantle barrier—is the first and last defense against environmental harm and bad bacteria.

Or that it absorbs nutrients and hydration, sweats out toxins, and acts as a sensor, regulating body temperature and registering the sensations we all know and need.

That’s why I love what Annmarie Skin Care is doing. Because beyond creating a chemical-free and high-quality line that actually works (a feat in itself—more on that below), they’re running a special offer to reboot your acid mantle barrier in three weeks and get you glowing naturally.

Think of it as a comprehensive experience to empower your skin and amplify its functions, its strength, and its health. That way, it can be its best self.

Here’s the amazing part—it’s all $10 (instead of $50). This is what you get:

  • An all-natural Sample Kit with a pH-balanced cleanser and facial oil, tailored to your skin type. These are chemical-free bestsellers that feed, nourish, and beautify.
  • Three free serum samples, with organic ingredients: the ultra-hydrating Serum, vitamin C packed Citrus Stem Cell Serum, and biome-friendly Probiotic Serum with Tremella.
  • Their 21-day Skin Detox, with exercise, diet, and more self-care tips.
  • Free shipping (for US and Canadian residents).
  • A $10 OFF coupon to use towards future Annmarie Skin Care purchases.
  • 100% money-back guarantee, no questions asked.

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I met  Annmarie’s husband Kevin last year.  He impressed me with his commitment and service to quality toxic-free products that work.

Now, Annmarie Skin Care has been a pioneer of plant-based skincare for a decade.

And they’ve been clean and absolutely chemical-free since the beginning. That means no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or anything remotely synthetic, just for starters.

Meaning they are good for your skin microbiome, which impacts your gut microbiome.

>>Click here to take a look. If you want to look great and care for your health, I think you’ll be glad you did.

They’re also the most thoughtful and compassionate line I’ve ever come across. They’re fully transparent with their labeling. They source ingredients ethically and sustainably. They even use eco-friendly packaging… all created at wind-powered facilities.

Plus their products are pure and proven, with literally hundreds of 5-star reviews from folks of all ages, men, and women. The secret is officially out.

Why are they so celebrated? Well, a lot of their customers love their integrity, while others swear by their anti-aging formulas and botanical serums (and the newfound confidence to go makeup-free!). Others love their raw, hand-foraged ingredients—the luxury of it all.

One thing is for sure…

They beat quick fixes and invasive procedures, not to mention toxic skin-care. Plus they’re safe and effective for the younger set. What’s better than passing down great habits to our kids?

Again—it’s all $10, with free shipping in the U.S. and Canada. And a money-back guarantee. And bonus gifts.

With all the time at home with the family and kids, there’s no better time than now. With #StayHome orders in place for at least the next few weeks, this is a fun way to pass the time while improving your health.

Honestly, I just want you to try Annmarie Skin Care… and thank me later.

With Joy and Gratitude,

PS  Annmarie and her husband Kevin will contribute a portion of sales to support One Great Gut’s mission to CureIBD for All, while empowering all of us to Thrive.  So you can nourish your skin, enhance your beauty, and contribute to the IBD Crohn’s Colitis revolution – all at the same time.

PPS – This does not include any subscriptions, and there are no strings attached. No commitment. No risk. Your $50 sample kit is simply $10 with free shipping in the U.S. and Canada. Plus a no questions asked money-back guarantee.


Can Alcohol Be Good For Your Brain?

(Toxic) Alcohol Sales Are Up 55%! *

If you drink, please drink from…

… healthy, natural, clean sources

With alcohol sales significantly up recently, I feel you it’s a relevant time to remind you about the healthier, lower alcohol experience of pure Natural Wines.

And their Lab-tested Rosés.

When your 
Rosé doesn’t have any sugar, is lower in alcohol, and farmed organically, there are so many things you can do, like…

Sunday Brunch
Because their Rosé’s do not have any sugar and are lower in alcohol, you can enjoy them midday without sacrificing the rest of your afternoon. Drink a few glasses during the day at home on the weekend without feeling the same headache from conventional wine.

Quick Aperitif
The buzz from their lower alcohol, lab-tested Natural Rosé  is unique. It doesn’t weigh you down, it elevates you. You can enjoy a glass as you reflect alone without feeling the brain fog.
(TBH – I had to Google Aperitif  – it’s an alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite. Look, together we learned a new word today)

Dinner Companion
Their Rosé’s pair really well with food since they don’t have common wine additives like thickeners or heavy doses of sulfites. Their vibrant, fresh profile elevates any meal, from bright salads to grilled fish. And while you’re working from home, you can get creative.

Wake Up Fresh
The best part about their Rosé’s is how it makes you feel the next day. You can avoid the usual headaches and hangovers from traditional Rosé’s  and instead wake up fresh for your active lifestyle.

Delicious Taste – without sacrificing your health
Their Natural Rosé’s have been said to taste like:
– Under ripe strawberry, bright acidity, lively finish
– Lush canteloupe, smooth tannins, balanced palate
– Beautiful tropical fruits, structured palate, lively finish

Talk about a refreshing uplifting experience during these challenging times!

With Spring in full swing, I now have three bird nests around my cottage. I’ll try and grab a picture to share with you soon as the baby birds are soon hatching. As I am typing I can hear the birds chirping.

For this Spring Season, Dry Farms Wine is offering a Spring Rosé – either a one time buy or a temporary subscription. As the weather gets nicer, this rosé offer is a cleaner, sugar-free way to indulge in a glass of wine during Spring. 

Their Classic Membership + Penny Bottle is still available including an educational natural wine ebook.

Curious about the potential Brain Health implications?

Read on….

Moderate daily alcohol consumption is a cultural staple in almost every Blue Zone — the regions of the world where people live the longest and healthiest lives. 

Yet alcohol is well established as a brain toxin. A large body of research shows that drinking too much damages your brain cells and can contribute to dementia, stroke risk, brain inflammation, and more.

So, is alcohol healthy or harmful for your brain?

It turns out, in the right amount, alcohol can have many cognitive benefits.  

But first things first: it’s true alcohol is a toxin. It can be very dangerous, and can certainly damage your brain, especially when you drink too much of it, and with higher alcohol concentrations. 

Drinking to excess can kill brain cells, which can increase your risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s. It can also impair your focus, reduce memory, cause brain inflammation, and increase your risk of stroke.

Recent data shows alcohol consumption has been on the rise, up 17% since 2005. Most of the Western world uses it as a depressant to combat anxiety. And with depression and anxiety up during this Pandemic, purchases have skyrocketed to 55% in recent reports.

But there is significant research showing that low to moderate amounts of alcohol – roughly two glasses of wine – can improve brain health in a few different ways. 


  • Better waste clearance. Mice given small amounts of alcohol (equivalent to a couple of drinks a day) showed an increase in glymphatic function — their brain’s ability to clear waste products. This gets rid of the damaged proteins that contribute to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other forms of dementia.



Enjoying a couple of glasses of wine a night could decrease your risk of cognitive decline and help you live a longer life.

This is why we partner with Dry Farm Wines. 

As the world’s premier low alcohol, Natural Wine source, Dry Farm Wines finds wines made from organically grown grapes and lab tests them to meet their strict health criteria. 

One of these health criteria is alcohol. All wines must be below 12.5%, with many below 11.5%. This is because a glass of 11% alcohol wine is very different from a glass of 16% alcohol wine. By giving your liver time to process, lower alcohol also provides the benefits of alcohol while reducing the downsides. 

But, the wines are more than just low alcohol. Each wine is vetted to meet rigorous standards, including:

  • No sugar (less than 1g/L)
  • Lower sulfites (less than 75 parts per million)
  • Only organically grown grapes
  • No industrial additives like thickeners or dyes
  • All native yeast fermented
  • No irrigation

    With sugar damaging your digestive tract, feeding candida, reducing enzyme production and suppressing your immune system for up to six hours, if you indulge with alcohol it’s no better time than to consider a no sugar wine.

Dry Farm Wines works exclusively with small family farmers to offer a pure Natural Wine experience grown the way nature intended.

Dry Farm Wines certified wine allows you to take pleasure in wine daily and enjoy the health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption. Many cultures around the world uncork wine casually every night, alongside delicious food and in the company of friends and loved ones.

Experience the same low alcohol wines by visiting Dry Farm Wines here

Drink moderately to enjoy the world’s purest Natural Wine, always in good health. 

Here are the two specials currently trending and in fashion:

===>Spring Rosé – either a one time buy(3 or 6 bottles) or a 3-month temporary subscription. As the weather gets nicer, this rosé offer is a cleaner, sugar-free way to indulge in a glass of wine during Spring. 

Classic Membership + Penny Bottle + the natural wine ebook. 

Plus there is no risk. They offer a 100% Happiness Promise. For  Every Bottle. No Questions Asked Every bottle they send you is protected by their signature Happiness Promise. If you don’t like a wine for any reason, they will either replace the bottle or refund you in full, whichever you prefer.​​

Enjoy the pleasures of drinking again, without compromising your immune system.​

Cheers to your GREAT GUT,

BTW –  If your friends and family enjoy wine, this is the perfect mail order gift so you can help their immune system(vs. the other alternatives) while they get to enjoy the alcohol they are already drinking. Then over video camera, you can have a virtual happy hour. Unlike that woman whose zoom video  call that went viral, remember that your webcam follows you if you take your phone with you to the bathroom. #ThankMeLater

BTW2- If you’re looking to go on a Quarantined #stayhome Dry Farms Natural Wine’s Tour, consider the map below 😉

U.S. Alcohol Sales Increase 55 Percent In One Week Amid Coronavirus Pandemic