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My Vejo Review, the world’s first pod-based blender!! My Vejo review includes the full rundown the features, of how Vejo operates, who would love it, how I use it, and more!

This post is sponsored by Vejo.

Have you heard of Vejo? It’s the latest and greatest portable pod-based blender. If you’re anything like me and you love your beverages and have a busy lifestyle, you are going to LOVE this blender!

Before I get ahead of myself, let’s talk details.

What is Vejo?

Vejo is a pod-based portable blender that you can bring with you and make delicious beverages on the go! It comes in nine gorgeous colors (as you can see, mine is orange!) and many, many flavors of blends! You can check out their starter kits and all of the flavors HERE!

Vejo Review - a portable pod-based blender for chilled smoothies and beverages

NOTE: If you purchase a Vejo Starter Kit now, you can get a FREE 8 pack of pods by using the coupon code: TRR8PACK 

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My gut healing protocol. This is the story about how I restored my gut health through a targeted gut healing protocol under the supervision of a qualified medical professional. Through my gut healing protocol, I was able to eradicate a parasitic and bacterial overgrowth, heal leaky gut, and hormone imbalances.

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Supplements for gut health and immune support. This post gives in-depth information about some of my most trusted gut healing supplements. For those with digestive or gut troubles, here are some supplements for gut health that can be healing for the GI. 

Gut Healing Supplements

Disclaimer: I am not a health professional and am not recommending any specific healing protocol in this post. Before making any changes to your health and lifestyle, be sure you seek advice from a qualified individual.

As a follow up to my blog posts detailing my gut healing story, I wanted to share some of the supplements I take regularly to maintain my gut health. 

One of the most transformative actions I’ve taken to improve my gut health has been sticking with a very specific supplement regimen. 

While I do think mindful diet and exercise are crucial to maintaining good gut health, it wasn’t until I incorporated certain supplements into my daily routine that I began seeing drastic improvements to my gut.

I’m featuring supplements that are exclusive to, who is the sponsor of this post. These are tried and true supplements, which I took great care in testing before recommending!

Gut Healing Supplements for IBS, Leaky Gut, SIBO, and more
To catch you up if you’re new to my story, I experienced IBS symptoms for a number of years. After working with my practitioner over the last year, my IBS symptoms have disappeared and my gut health has improved dramatically.

In order to keep my health on an upward trajectory, I stay consistent with taking my supplements. I won’t need to take these supplements forever, but they have been incredibly useful in both healing my gut and maintaining gut health.

You don’t have to have a GI that is in complete disarray to benefit from certain supplements. In fact, simply adding probiotics (if you don’t normally take them), omega-3s (if you don’t eat fish regularly) AND/OR a Vitamin D supplement can provide an enormous boost to your immune system.

This is not to say we should all be popping pills all day long. While there are so many healing supplements available to help with gut and digestive issues, it is important to take some of them under the care of a practitioner to get the appropriate dosage.

That said, the supplements I discuss in this post are generally recommended by most medical professionals (regardless of whether they are considered western, holistic, integrative, etc.) to be helpful to gut health and can be taken safely by most individuals.

Remember, it is important to make incremental changes slowly and if you are ever concerned about the effect something will have or any possible side effects, always seek the guidance of a medical professional before proceeding with a new supplement.

Without further adieu, here are some of the supplements I take to maintain my gut health.

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How to achieve great digestion for improved energy, mood, mental clarity, disease prevention, and more!   Yesterday, I posted Part One of this mini series on How to Improve Your Digestion, where I provided some very basic tips on kicking your digestive steeze up a notch. I wanted to dive deeper into the subject of …

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Good digestion boosts your energy level and libido, improves your overall physical and mental health. Illness and wellness begins in your gut!

Happy 2020!

It’s that time again! Many of us are setting goals for the year ahead, some of which revolve around health and wellness.

It is typical to set aesthetic goals at the beginning of a New Year. In my vain opinion, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Being happy with your appearance is not selfish or shallow; however, looking internally is the most efficient way of creating long-term waves in your overall health and appearance.

The single most impactful decision I have made regarding my own physical health has been focusing on good digestion.

With good digestion comes high energy, good mood, improved metabolism, hormonal balance, and healthy weight maintenance. All systems in our bodies are interconnected, and our wellness thrives in our gut.

In this sense, rather being laser focused on my body’s aesthetic on the outside, I try to stay mindful about looking internally at the state of my gut health. The happier my gut, the better I look and feel all around.

Many of my friends and family suffer from digestive issues of some sort, whether the frequency of GI upset is occasional, frequent, or daily. For this reason, I thought it would be useful to share some tips on proper digestion to help ease any sort of digestive unrest and also set the stage for long-term wellness.

In my cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, I touch on some of the fundamentals of good digestion. Because GI discomfort seems to be a very common source of discontent lately, I wanted to dive deeper into the concept of improving digestion.

Disclosure: I am not a healthcare professional and have no ground to stand on in the health community. What I have years of experience figuring out my own digestion. I simply have years of my own trial and error and the assistance of Western, functional, and holistic doctors. Not to mention a ridiculous amount of googling, book and article reading, and podcast listening.

This is Part One of a two-part mini series on digestion. Part One (right here) includes very basic tips, many of which are intuitive. In Part Two, which I will be posting tomorrow), I will dive deeper by discussing specific medical tests that can help you pinpoint the root cause of any digestive ailments.


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Check out my Top 19 recipes from 2019! These recipes are tried and true in my own home and throughout my audience!

Thank you for another amazing year! Truly, this site would not exist without your presence, and I’m so grateful you’re here! My hugs and kisses go out to you and yours.

At the end of every year, I like to do a little recap by sharing my top performing recipes from the year. If you didn’t see or try these throughout the year, give them a whirl! 

Let’s jump right into it! 

Here are my…

Top 19 recipes from 2019!

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How to make turkey bone broth in your Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stove top. Use the bones from your Thanksgiving turkey to make bone broth!

Bone broth is a part of my daily diet, and I absolutely love making it myself. Not only is bone broth delicious, but it is also packed with nutrients that are difficult to get anywhere else. Collagen and gelatin are the building blocks of our connective tissue, skin, nails, and are also essential for the health of our gut lining.

For those who suffer from gut issues, and or have been trying to heal leaky gut, bone broth is your friend! 

If you have a leftover turkey carcass from Thanksgiving, or have stock-piled bones from cooking chicken, beef or pork, you can easily make bone broth in your pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove top. Let’s hop to it!

How to Make Turkey Bone Broth in the Instant Pot:

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This healthy seasonal vegetarian meal plan includes 5 dinner recipes perfect for summer eating. Print out the grocery list to make shopping for the week easy.

On this week’s healthy vegetarian meal plan: Gluten-free Falafel with Lemon Yogurt Sauce, Vegan Red Curry Zucchini Noodle Bowls, Fried Halloumi, Asparagus, and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Basil Oil, Instant Pot Pad Thai Stir Fry, and Pesto Gnocchi with White Beans and Broccoli.

Enjoy! xo

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My latest cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls is published!! Learn all about my latest cookbook right here, right now!

Paleo Power Bowls - 100 nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory meals in bowls By Julia Mueller

Hey hey heeeeey!

My latest cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, is published! Signed, sealed, delivered, folks! I’m so happy to inform you that the book about which I’ve been chatting your eyeballs off for the last year and a half is finally out! If you pre-ordered it, you probably already received it!

If you’re unfamiliar with Paleo Power Bowls, no sweat – Lettuce discuss!

Paleo Power Bowls - 100 Nutrient-Dense Anti-Inflammatory Meals in bowls #paleo #glutenfree #healthy #cookbook

My Inspiration for Paleo Power Bowls

Paleo Power Bowls is focused on low-inflammatory complete meals in bowls. Big picture: protein, quality carbohydrate, and healthy fat for a well-balanced meal that can be tailored to your specific macronutrient needs.

Because meal time can and should also be pleasurable, my personal approach to meals is lots of color, variety, and flavor. Think: meat and vegetables swaddled in delicious sauce or dressing.

Steak Strawberry Salad from Paleo Power Bowls, by Julia Mueller

I am asked frequently if I get to choose the topics of my cookbooks. I feel lucky in the sense that my publisher is very open to my ideas, so the answer is yes. The topic of paleo bowl food came straight from yours truly!

Why bowl food? Simply put, there is nothing more satisfying to me than holding a big, bulbous bowl of whole, clean food that is perfectly curated for my taste buds.

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A deep dive into whether or not rice is considered to be okay for consumption on the paleo diet.

Is Rice Paleo?

I wanted to take a moment to address a topic that can generate some confusion in the paleo community: rice. Is it paleo? If it isn’t paleo, is it still okay to eat? Is white rice okay? Should I stay away from brown rice? Will rice raise my blood sugar or mess with my gut health?

All great questions.

The answer to all of the above is: It depends on who you are.

Technically, all grains are off the table when it comes to paleo, particularly gluten-containing grains. Rice is, indeed, a grain, though it contains no gluten. Depending on the person, it can be processed easily without issue.

Some paleo purists say no grains, no way, no how. Period, end.

Some paleo folks say white rice is okay because it provides straight glucose for your body, (which your body needs for fuel provided you aren’t keto); however, you should stay away from brown rice because the whole grain contains phytates, lectins, and arsenic which can cause digestive unrest.

…And some folks say, HEY, any form of rice is okay. We’ve been cultivating it for over 3,500 years (SOURCE), which means our ancestors ate it, and the paleo diet is all about ancestral eating, right? If rice has been a major part of our diet for thousands of years, our systems have adapted to consume it. But does that mean we should still eat it? And if so, who is best suited for rice consumption?

I want to point to an article Mark Sisson wrote way back in 2010 stating that, “Rice is a grain, yes, but it’s not the same as wheat, barley, oats, or corn. Avoiding grains as a general rule is good for your health, and that goes for rice, but be realistic. A bit of white rice with a restaurant meal is not going to kill you (SOURCE).”

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