With the holidays upon us, celiac disease and gluten exposure has been on my mind and many of my patient’s minds too. When you are traveling or at the mercy of other people’s cooking, it can be hard to tell if you are getting “glutened.” Many people feel that eating gluten isn’t a big deal unless […]
Where is Gluten Hiding in Your Life?
We live in America and gluten is everywhere! Below are just a few of the places gluten can hide… Your Significant Other: Can you get gluten contaminated from kissing someone? The answer is yes. When my husband reaches over for a kiss… I always have to stop and ask him; do you have gluten mouth? […]
Getting a Grip with Gluten: A Free Webinar
I have some exciting news to share with you today! Two of our contributors, Dr. Paul Nottoli and Jen Broyles are hosting a FREE live online event called Getting a Grip with Gluten. They’re going to discuss in depth how to incorporate a healthy, gluten-free lifestyle, customize your diet to work for you, make additional lifestyle […]
Went Gluten Free But Still Having Problems?
Did you know that almost all people with a Gluten Sensitivity (also called Gluten Intolerance) will have intolerance to other foods? Some of the most well known “offenders” are gluten, grains, dairy, and sugar. Aside from being common “offenders,” they can other health effects if consumed. Grains are associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Dairy consumption can be correlated […]
Getting a Grip with Gluten – Interview with Health Geeks Radio
Last week, I had the amazing and fun opportunity to be interviewed by Dr. Paul Nottoli at Health Geeks Radio. They have a wonderful podcast all about functional medicine, ancestral wellness, and helping you become the entrepreneur of your health. You’re going to find a wealth of information in this podcast. Below are a few […]
5 Easy Ways to De-Stress Naturally and Heal Faster
In our world today, the majority of us are suffering from chronic stress in some form or another. Over time, if we don’t learn to manage our stress, then our health will start to suffer. It’s been said that chronic stress is the root of all disease, and I find a lot of truth in […]
Alternatives to Iron Pills for Iron Deficiency Anemia
Anemia is a relatively common condition in which the blood’s Oxygen carrying capacity has been compromised. This may be due to a loss of red blood cells, low Iron or hemoglobin, lack of B vitamins, or misshapen red blood cells as is seen in Sickle Cell Anemia. The most common form of anemia both worldwide […]
What’s the Difference Between Food Intolerances and Food Allergies?
In practice over the past 10 years, the most common question related to food intolerances is “what is the difference between food allergies and food intolerances?” For me the answer brings me back to a research project and presentation on food intolerances that I completed during my residency at Bastyr University. Food allergies (as classically […]
Kelp Noodles: Worth Trying
I recently discovered a very low carb low calorie noodle made from the sea vegetable kelp, manufactured by a company called Sea Tangle. It comes in a green plastic bag and was located in the Asian section of Whole Foods. (it can be purchased more cheaply on-line) The bag proclaims this product to be both […]