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  • Ask Bonnie: “What do you do to support your body before/after surgery?”

    QUESTION Emily, a busy young canary in NYC, asks, “I’m going in for (another) surgery next week. Don’t you have some stuff you do for bone and connective tissue healing?”

  • I’m seeing the doctor of my dreams, and I’m scared.

    Honestly, I’m more high maintenance than I want to be. This doctor might help me change that.

  • Notes From the Genetic Underground

    In early April, I got some genetic testing done. I spit into a plastic container, mailed it off, and three weeks later found out that I’m 50% Ashkenazic 44% Western European mutt, and a tiny bit North African and Native American. Interesting, but not why I did it.

    My doctor told me that, given my history of autoimmune diagnoses and chemical sensitivities, I probably had…

  • Ask Bonnie: “My girlfriend is starting GAPS. What can I do to show her I care?”

    People email me questions. I write them answers. So Jesse thought, why not make it a thing? Here is the first installment of that thing. QUESTION Armando asked me, “My girlfriend goes on GAPS next month. I used to take her out to dinner to make her feel special– what kind of food stuff can I do now to support

  • Bonnie’s Bone Broth (which is really stock)*

    It’s a cycle: I talk about broth a lot, so people ask me about broth a lot. This is what I say. Broth and stock are the basis of many traditional real food preparations, including delicious sauces, soups, and stews. They’re also great food for your gut. I avoided making broth for years, but it turns out that it’s way

  • What does grief have to do with healing?

    “Human freedom is the capacity and the responsibility to wrangle meaning, particularly in things that seem habituated, inevitable, unconquerably toxic… but that’s not taught”
    In this interview Stephen Jenkinson, spiritual activist, teacher, author, ceremonialist, farmer and founder of Orphan Wisdom School, talks about how we can use grief as a catalyst for awareness and healing.

  • “What’s Wrong With Me?”: Essayist and Poet Meghan O’Rourke Talks About Her Experience With Autoimmunity

    Sometimes, when I want to explain what it’s like to have an autoimmune condition to someone but I can’t quite find the words, I point them in the direction of this phenomenal personal account in The New Yorker by Meghan O’Rourke.

  • Gut Feelings: NYT Article, “Can Celiac Disease Affect the Brain?”

    Want another example of the profound connection between our minds and our guts? This New York Times article explores the connection between psychological symptoms and Celiac disease.

  • We Are Ecosystems: Michael Pollan Explains The Human Microbiome

    We don’t only live in an ecosystem, WE ARE ONE. Did you know that 99% of the genetic information we carry belongs to the microbes that live in us and on us? Wanna know how our health and minds are effected by our critters? Go ahead, kick off your self-safari. Meet your menagerie. Learn why “I” is actually “we”.

  • Cravings and Moods are not just Psychological

    An excerpt from this article about how “our bugs” (as I am fond of calling them) affect our moods and food choices: …the authors believe this diverse community of microbes, collectively known as the gut microbiome, may influence our decisions by releasing signaling molecules into our gut. Because the gut is linked to the immune system, the endocrine system and