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…

food allergens weight gain

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!! 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 permits…

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…