Health issues

Health issues, such as nutrients in food, supplements, health conditions, diets that heal

Why I NEVER Eat Edamame

Why I NEVER Eat Edamame post image

Edamame is a popular health food that many people use for snacks and appetizers. However, there is really nothing healthy about it. Edamame is usually served right in the pod. It's fun to scrape out the beans and pop them in your mouth. They are… Click to Continue →

Why Getting These Organs Functioning Well is Critical BEFORE Detoxification post image

I've seen many patients who tell me they have already done a detoxification program, but it didn't help their symptoms. In fact, it may have made things worse. It may have been a quick herbal powder for a few days, or a more involved program… Click to Continue →

A Little Known Interference Field That May Delay Your Healing post image

As an alternative practitioner I often come into contact with people who tell me that they have tried everything to manage or cure their chronic illness. My response is – maybe not. People like myself – those who have been in the natural healing world… Click to Continue →

Yet Another Reason To Avoid Wheat – New study post image

Wheat contains recently understood substances called amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) which have been found to activate a part of the immune system that increases intestinal inflammation. A new study published in Gastroenterology in April 2017, tested 38 gluten containing and gluten free products and measured the… Click to Continue →

The Keto Diet:  Incorporating Ancestral Eating Principles To a New Diet post image

Are you surprised to hear keto is compatible with ancestral eating principles? You’re not the only one: most people think of paleo when it comes to ancestral eating. After all, there’s a reason it’s been nicknamed “the caveman diet”. But you can eat keto and… Click to Continue →

My Love/Hate Relationship with Essential Oils and My Favorite post image

Essential oils can be used for many home remedies, personal care and cleaning products in place of pharmaceuticals and commercial products that contain toxic substances. However, since I am chemically sensitive, it is even a challenge to find the oils I can tolerate. I absolutely… Click to Continue →

Love Your Gut Microbiome – Feed It Prebiotics post image

With the emerging microbiome research, we can begin to appreciate the practical clinical applications in using specific prebiotics in order to support specific human microbiota. This is critically important when it comes to figuring out which bacteria are nurtured by which foods (prebiotics) and how… Click to Continue →

The 2 Greatest Threats to Your Health and Microbiome post image

Our modern way of life is geared towards making things easier for us – but with this convenience comes some unexpected side effects. Modern technology has developed many ways to increase food production, package and process food for that quick meal. We now have hybridized… Click to Continue →

Ayurvedic 3 Seed Digestive Tea – Cumin, Coriander, Fennel post image

Also know as Prime Tea, as outlined in The Prime by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, this simple, home brewed tea has been a life saver for me! I've recently been reading a lot about Ayurvedic Medicine – it really appeals to me and I hope to… Click to Continue →

New Study: How Gut Bacteria Interact with the Immune System post image

We know that much of the immune system lives in the gut, along with the trillions of gut bacteria called the gut microbiome. But how do the two interact? This new study explores that question! It's known that gut dysbiosis, or an imbalance of the… Click to Continue →

Baker’s Yeast (S. cerevisiae) Found to Exacerbate Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Another Nod to a Grain Free Diet for Autoimmunity! post image

Much of the focus of the gut microbiome has been on bacteria, but there are also yeasts, fungi and viruses that can affect gut health. In a new study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers found that the common yeast used in all bread products… Click to Continue →

The Simplest and Cheapest Way to Heal Your Gut post image

Are you ready for the simplest and cheapest way to heal your gut and cure all kinds of conditions like allergies and asthma, and manage autoimmunity better? There is a common thread among the popular healing diets, such as, SCD, GAPS, Paleo and AIP. Actually… Click to Continue →

A Little Known Aspect of Human Anatomy that is Critical for Gut Health post image

Today's conventional medicine mechanistically looks at body parts. There are specialists for every body part you have. However there is one, little known, unifying aspect of anatomy that every doctor should consider. Fascia the Old Years ago when I studied anatomy, fascia was understood to… Click to Continue →

Surprising New 2017 Dirty Dozen from Environmental Working Group (EWG)! post image

Last year strawberries ousted apples as the dirtiest, most pesticide-ridden item on the list. This year strawberries are number 1 again, but, move over apples, now you're number 4! Can you guess which is now number 2? Each year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzes… Click to Continue →

Vitamin D for Autoimmunity – But You Must Take it With This Super Nutrient! post image

Yet another study has shown that Vitamin D is protective of remission of an autoimmune disease. This study showed remission from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Just a year ago a study published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal found that vitamin D… Click to Continue →