Author: Katrine van Wyk

You Have To Take Antibiotics, Now What?

I try to avoid taking antibiotics as best as I can. Yet, sometimes antibiotics are lifesaving and necessary. Antibiotics unfortunately do not pick and choose – they take out everything in their path — including the good gut flora your body needs to support long-term health. Here are some tips for what to do during and after a course of antibiotics to help your gut flora flourish again.

The Summer Kale Salad Recipe To Make Right Now

I developed this recipe for the rooftop baby shower for my son. I knew it was going to be a big crowd on a hot day, so I went for something refreshing, healthy and satisfying. I don’t know about you, but I always get peckish at a party and hardly ever find a good-for-me option I can munch on. This is it.

What Is Bentonite Clay And How To Reap The Benefits

Bentonite Clay is an ancient natural remedy. It is actually a mineral rich volcanic ash! It can be used both internally to help heal and detox, and externally to rejuvenate the skin, draw out impurities and help clear up acne and other skin conditions.

What to Eat to Prepare Your Skin for the Summer Sun

You can actually help your skin better protect itself from sunburns by eating real, whole foods and avoiding pro-inflammatory foods like sugar and processed seed oil! I have heard stories of people who find themselves much more resilient to the sun after switching to a more nutrient dense diet full of vegetables, healthy fats and clean protein sources like eggs and wild fish. Certainly worth a shot!

Low-Carb Swaps

Rest assured, you can still have some comforting, familiar dishes when cutting back on carbohydrates or cutting out grains. Here are some of my favorite healthy swaps for pasta, bread and wraps.

5 Healthy Condiments to Amp Up Any Dish

Even if you tend to cook and eat a lot of the same foods all the time, you can easily switch up the flavors and add something new and interesting to a simple dish by simply switching up the condiments. Steamed vegetables, quinoa, salad dressings and even your steak can get a new flare just by adding one of these nutritious and flavor-packed sauces.

Our Favorite Natural Deodorants

The quest to find the best (or even just a good) natural deodorant is ongoing here at the Be Well offices. We all want to avoid the nasty chemicals found in most conventional deodorants, but we also want to smell fresh and feel clean and dry!

Before we get into our favorite options, let’s just review some of the ingredients to AVOID when you’re in the deodorant aisle.

All Dairy Is Not Created Equal

Dairy is one of those topics that come up a lot here at the Wellness Center. Many of our patients discover that their digestion or skin is irritated by dairy consumption and end up avoiding it all together. Others find that raw milk or goat and sheep’s milk is fine for them, but that other dairy products still irritate them. There’s no doubt that when it comes to dairy everyone is different, and your tolerance can change over time.