liz sanfilippo, ntp

gut health, food, and more

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The first week of every month, I’ve been on a mission to create fast, simple meals using one main ingredient. It started in March with greek yogurt bowls. (If you didn’t catch it, I wrote a blog post here.) Last month was a rotisserie chicken challenge. I created a tasty soup, a caesar wrap, greek chicken […]

Confession: I’m not that creative and could never think of this analogy about stress and the immune system on my own! “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” is a book. But I’m about to break it down for you. Because for me, this book connected the dots between my chronic stress levels and my health. The […]

It’s my favorite time of year for food. Everything is sweet and savory (and I love warming my hands on a good mug of soup on a chilly day.) Not only does fall food taste yummy and smell amazing, but it boasts some of the most gut-friendly and immune-supportive foods available all year. I’ve rounded […]

I don’t even know how I can look myself in the mirror and call this turkey salad a recipe. But I’m doing it. I’m calling it a recipe and I’m whipping out my fancy new recipe card builder and making it official. I generally have all these ingredients in my fridge. So this turkey salad […]

I have no rules when it comes to what time of the day I eat what meal. Dinner for breakfast. Lunch for dinner. Breakfast for lunch. Who cares?!?! And this quick and easy breakfast salad is the perfect solution to a) time and b) a healthy meal. One of the first things I teach my […]

This year the COVID has us all on lockdown here in NJ and thinking differently about summer. But at the very least, a day away from home is in the works because the walls are closin’ in. And since no one here is taking a cross-ocean flight any time soon… I’m gearing you up for […]

What is Nutritional Therapy? Sugar-free? Plant-based? Paleo? Alkaline? Carnivore? Keto? Low Carb? Calorie cutting? “Eating clean?”  I could make an argument for and against all of these. They aren’t it. I believe the #1 thing you have wrong in nutrition and wellness is thinking it needs to be one diet, and that one diet needs […]

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