Are Your Bowel Movements Normal?

  The characteristics of your bowel movements will tell you a good deal about how healthy your gut is. Read more to find out if you are having normal BMs.   How often should you have a bowel movement? Most people find that once to twice a day feels about right. Our bowel movements (“BMs”) ... Read More

Fat is Not Your Enemy

  Amazing. I feel so knowledgeable about my diet that I can't thank her enough. I'm in control of what I eat, so I feel much better. I’m healthy, finally! - Cindy R.     How to Build a Better Body Image Creating a better body image goes hand in hand with becoming a healthier ... Read More

We Love You Just the Way You Are

    As someone who struggled with body image and unhealthy eating habits, I’m in a better place now then I ever thought possible. It's still something I have to be mindful of every single day, but having the key insights that Happy Belly Health provided me has made all the difference. — Gina S., Los ... Read More

Coconut Butter Bread

    Here's a recipe borrowed from The Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Chelsea Green Publishing that you'll love. This bread works for sandwiches as well as burger buns. It’s a good idea to double the recipe. It’s best sliced and toasted.   Ingredients: 1 cup coconut butter 5 eggs at room temperature 1/4 cup coconut ... Read More

Drink water to replace food?

  How thirsty are you, anyway?     Don't get us wrong: we are huge advocates for drinking lots and lots of water. Just... not to replace food. Water, as almighty as it is, simply can't do that. Here's why.     Top 5 Myths About Weight Loss   Myth #5: Filling Up on Water Curbs Hunger ... Read More

Go ahead and eat!

    Go ahead and eat! Want to lose weight? Don't eat! Right? So wrong. Skipping meals might seem like a great way to shed pounds, but this technique does not feed the body in a nutritious way, and can really backfire.   Myth #4: Skipping Meals Is the Key to Losing Weight   It's a Weight Loss Myth that skipping ... Read More

Time to get off the self-loathing bandwagon

"I was expecting a crash diet and to be somewhat miserable for a few weeks, but nothing could be further from the truth. I lost the weight I wanted and picked up some new eating habits that are easy and sustainable." -Michael M. SF   Time to get off the self-loathing bandwagon We've all been conditioned ... Read More

Meet Kasia, HBH Lead Health Coach

    Kasia has been part of our HBH family since 2015. She really loves working with HBHers individually as well as being our brainstorm partner. We meet regularly for pow-wows and planning sessions. She is invaluable to our work together.   Dr. Kasia Hrecka received an M.S. in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. During her ... Read More

Squash Pancakes

This recipe is borrowed from The Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett Makes 6 to 8 small pancakes 1 cup cooked squash, pureed 3 pastured eggs 1 teaspoon cinammon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch of sea salt 2 tablespoons animal fat, coconut oil, or ghee (for cooking)   Blend the first ... Read More

Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe is borrowed from The Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett Serves 6 to 8 2 quarts chicken stock 2 tablespoons animal fat, coconut oil, or ghee 3 leeks, sliced in half, and sliced again into half-moons (or 2 onions, chopped) 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks ... Read More