5 Scientific Benefits of Beets!

5 Scientific Benefits of Beets!

5 Scientific Benefits of Beets! I’ve been picking up fresh heirloom beets at the Farmer’s Market from Red Wagon Organic Farm every week anticipating the delicious complex flavor they add to my smoothies (recipe coming soon!) and the boost in energy from the nitric oxide they can produce when consumed. So I thought I’d share with you…

vitamin b12

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms? Weakness, tiredness, or light-headedness Rapid heartbeat or difficulty breathing Poor memory or difficulty concentrating Depression, anxiety, mania Numbness and tingling of hands or feet Difficulty with balance, poor coordination Pale skin Sore tongue Easy bruising or bleeding gums Upset stomach or weight loss Diarrhea or constipation…

6 Signs That SIBO Might be the Root Cause of Your IBS

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth: Signs, Symptoms, and the IBS Connection

If you’re constipated or struggle with gas or bloating you’ve probably already done your fair share of googling things, such as, “What foods cause bloating?”, “How to stop diarrhea”, or “Will taking probiotics stop gas?” But now you’re confused—you’ve cleaned up your diet, stopped taking antibiotics, and are taking probiotics regularly, but the symptoms aren’t…

Saturated Fat

Saturated Fat is NOT the Enemy

Nutrition advice has performed some pretty spectacular flip-flops over the past few decades. First nuts were thought to cause heart disease, then eggs were banished from the breakfast table only to be welcomed back later. Margarine was first deemed healthier than butter—until researchers determined that the trans fats were much harder on the arteries. Saturated…

Paleo Guide to Natural Sweeteners: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Paleo Guide to Natural Sweeteners: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Paleo Guide to Natural Sweeteners: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Inflammation is an essential part of the body’s healing system. Without it, injuries would fester and simple infections could be deadly. Too much of a good thing, however, is downright deadly. Chronic low-grade inflammation is intimately involved most chronic disease, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes,…

Zonulin

Zonulin: A Discovery That Changed the Way We View Inflammation, Autoimmune Disease and Cancer

An amazing discovery a few years ago revolutionized our ability to understand the gut and permeability and how this impacts a wide range of health conditions from cancer to autoimmune disease to inflammation and food sensitivities. This little molecule, Zonulin, has quite a story…   Zonulin Is The “Doorway” To Leaky Gut Zonulin opens up…

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7 Food Allergens That Could Be Causing Your Weight Gain

 Food Allergy “Fat” “Fat” that comes with food sensitivities is a characterized by bloating and fluid retention that many people experience when they ingest these top seven food allergens.  Eating foods that interfere with our body’s chemistry causes tissue swelling, abdominal bloating or even facial puffiness that may have the appearance of real fat. In…

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance-What's up With Wheat?

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance-What’s up With Wheat?

Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance-What’s up With Wheat? Have you been told you have “gluten-intolerance” or worse… that you have celiac disease?  Many people go for years without knowing the connection between gluten and their gastrointestinal symptoms, autoimmune disease (thyroiditis, arthritis, lupus etc), skin disorder (eczema, acne, psoriasis), and even neurological disorders (epilepsy, ADHD, autism,…

Drink Coffee and Thrive!!

Drink Coffee and Thrive!!

Drink Coffee and Thrive!! Many patients are surprised to hear that I drink coffee.  Not just an occasional cup, but every morning at 5:25am my Cuisinart automatic bean-grinding coffee maker whirs to a start, grinding the fresh roasted beans from Silver Canyon Coffee (*Organic Ethiopian Unwashed Sidamo is our favorite) *The unwashed or “dry” coffee…