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Bitter: The Forgotten Flavor for Digestive Health with Herbalist Guido Masé

Guido shares from his rich knowledge about history and science of ‘the forgotten flavor’ bitter, including significance to modern digestive health and eating concerns with a focus on sugar and carbohydrate cravings!

We talk here about:

-The history of ‘Bitter’ and historical applications
-How an herbalist thinks about the use of bitters in modern times
-The concept of Bitter as a ‘forgotten flavor’ (and why it matters)
-How bitters are tasted or sensed (hint: it’s not just on the tongue)
-Impacts of bitter compounds on digestive physiology
-How exposure to bitter compounds can modulate the experience of craving and appetite
-Practical ideas for integrating bitter compounds to improve digestive and immune health
-Additional resources for reading & learning


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Additional Links & Resources:

Guido’s Books:
The Wild Medicine Solution:

DIY Bitters:

Urban Moonshine:

Blessed Bitters:

Bitters: Time for a New Paradigm (J. Whitehouse):

Plants for Human Health Institute:

Additional Link:

About Sarah Ferreira

Sarah Ferreira,MS,MPH,RD,CDN,CNSC,IFNCP,CHWC is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with complementary certification as an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She is the owner of Mindfully Nourished Solutions, where she uses a whole-person, whole-food approach to explore the impact of nutrition on mood and cognition. Her individualized approach integrates an assessment of nutritional, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors into a collaborative nutrition care plan using cutting-edge research designed to facilitate meaningful and restorative changes based around client goals and priorities.

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