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May 17, 2017

Gut health is one of my favorite subjects. Not only do I find the crazy and complex world of the bacterium that reside in our intestinal tract super mind-blowing, but as someone who has dealt with a totally imbalanced gut in the past, I feel like this microbiotic world holds some of the answers of my past ailments, including SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), inflammation, and - you guessed it - mood! 

Though it may not seem like an intuitive connection, there's a lot going on in the gut's microbiome (meaning the colony of bacteria that reside in the gut) that affect how we feel. I can really nerd out on this subject, but we're going to try to keep it simple and really just skim the surface so you can get a basic understanding for yourself how the foods you eat can affect the health of your microbiome and, in turn, your mood! 

Gut Anatomy 101

The gut, which technically extends from the esophagus to the anus (I know - there's no glamorous way t...

April 27, 2017

Spring has officially arrived and is in full bloom! Allergies aside, there's no better time to be in nature than during the Springtime season. Gorgeous, colorful flowers are in bloom; April showers bring bright green vibrance to the trees and grass; and the weather is finally warm enough to allow us to shed the big puffy jackets we've lugged around all winter. 

Even better yet? Last night, April 26th, was the New Moon in Taurus, which is a time of slowing down, reveling in your senses and finding pleasure in the little things around us. Makes sense, doesn't it, that this time of year - the awakening of nature's beauty, of the slow and steady growth of new life - would be so aligned with Taurus' feel good, sensual energy? 

For me, this doesn't just mean taking a break from work or life to sit still for a moment. Rather it teaches me to embrace the presence, be more in the moment and revel in what is here and now - something I, admittedly, have difficulty doing. Luckily...

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emily spaeth

gathering wellness

 As a nutrition therapist + holistic aesthetician, self love junkie + complete believer of balance, I fully understand the value of taking care of your self. 

I created this gathering space for you to find nutritional guidance + nourishing recipes, tips for self love + thoughts on healthy living. My genuine intention is that you will be able to unveil the life you've always held inside you - the one in which you've always known is there, but just haven't reached yet. 

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