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…

Attention Deficit Disorder

4 Week Plan to Eliminate Attention Deficit Disorder Symptoms

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) may be linked to genetics, but an unhealthy diet will exaggerate symptoms, even in individuals not predisposed. Simply eliminating foods that cause symptoms can be helpful but adding key nutrients back into your diet will have an even greater impact. Individuals with ADHD may be sensitive to sugar, processed foods and…

10 Lessons on Diet and Longevity From Non-Industrialized Cultures

10 Lessons on Diet Longevity From Non-Industrialized Cultures

Here are 10 Lessons on Diet Longevity Non-Industrialized Cultures  Characteristics of Traditional Diets The diets of healthy, nonindustrialized peoples contain no refined or denatured foods or ingredients, such as refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup; white flour; canned foods; pasteurized, homogenized, skim or lowfat milk; refined or hydrogenated vegetable oils; protein powders; artificial vitamins;…

Embrace REAL Food!

Embrace REAL Food!

If you’re at all concerned about your health—whether you want to gain health or maintain it—nutrition is paramount. In fact, your diet accounts for about 80 percent of the health benefits reaped from a healthy lifestyle, with the remaining 20 percent from exercise. So what makes for a nutritionally sound diet? First and foremost, a…

How To Keep Your Gallbladder Happy

How To Keep Your Gallbladder Happy

Lifestyle Recommendations on How To Keep Your Gallbladder Happy Maintain a normal weight. Obese women are seven times more likely to develop gallstones. Obesity increases cholesterol synthesis, which leads to more cholesterol secreted in the bile. Weight loss should occur at a steady pace, since rapid reduction can increase biliary cholesterol saturation. Adequate amounts of healthy…

Top Spices for Health

Top Spices for Health

Studies link diets high in plant antioxidants with longevity, heart health and even cancer prevention. But, even though fruits and vegetables are the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about these protective compounds, don’t overlook herbs and spices. Science shows that these zesty seasonings can significantly contribute to your total intake of…