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“Discovery” Diets, or How to Go About Cutting Out All the Stuff That’s Pissing Off Your Body

“Discovery” Diets, or How to Go About Cutting Out All the Stuff That’s Pissing Off Your Body

I recently found myself in yet another full-on elimination diet, a hard-core one this time. I had questions about my food choices, and I needed some good answers. For all of us, cutting out foods that we usually eat is hard. It’s annoying. It’s a Read more…

Did Somebody Say Chocolate?

Did Somebody Say Chocolate?

February is American Heart Month, bringing attention to cardiovascular health. There are many risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including obesity, elevated blood pressure, smoking, and poor diet can all contribute to cardiovascular disease. Knowing risk factors can help us decrease the risk. And so can Read more…

The Lab Panel Your Doctor Isn’t Ordering, and Why You Still Feel Crappy

The Lab Panel Your Doctor Isn’t Ordering, and Why You Still Feel Crappy

If I had a dollar for every person that came to me and said that their labs were “normal” but they still don’t feel well, I could retire tomorrow (not that I’d want to!). This is especially true when it comes to thyroid labs.  The Read more…

Blood Work Drama, or The “Reference Range” Dilemma

Blood Work Drama, or The “Reference Range” Dilemma

When you have certain lab tests drawn, your provider wants to see your result within the reference range, aka reference interval or pathological range. An interval shows the statistical norm, or expected values, within a population. “Normal” is often capturing between the fifth and ninety-fifth Read more…

11 Ways to Quickly Recover from Holiday Overindulgence

11 Ways to Quickly Recover from Holiday Overindulgence

Let’s face it, no one’s perfect. And 2020 has been…quite the year. As part of an 80/20 lifestyle, there’s some wiggle room for indulging every now and then, and holiday food is no exception to this – cookies and candies, creamy drinks and decadent cheeses, Read more…

A Special-Diets Thanksgiving Feast for All to Enjoy

A Special-Diets Thanksgiving Feast for All to Enjoy

This year’s Thanksgiving will look like none other for myriad reasons, but especially so if this is your first Thanksgiving while being on a new [restricted] dietary pattern.  Many of our traditional turkey-day favorites are rife with gluten, dairy, and other ingredients that some of us Read more…

6 Delicious Fall Vegetables You Probably Don’t Know What To Do With

6 Delicious Fall Vegetables You Probably Don’t Know What To Do With

The abundance of fall brings with it many unusual vegetables. I’ve curated some recipes for six of my favorite fall vegetable oddballs that pack a powerful nutritional punch! 1. Chiogga Beets  Beets are a fabulous vegetable, coming in reds, yellows, and for chioggas, a beautiful Read more…

Dietitians Say There Is No Scientific Evidence that MSG Is Bad for You – and How You Are Yet Again Being Deceived by the Big Food Industry

Dietitians Say There Is No Scientific Evidence that MSG Is Bad for You – and How You Are Yet Again Being Deceived by the Big Food Industry

Here’s yet another example of a junk article based on junk science, with facts omitted and presented to the public as credible.  By now you know I’m not a dietitian, so I don’t have to back this nonsense. What is MSG? MSG (monosodium glutamate) is Read more…

The Surprising Ways  Antibiotics May Have Unknowingly Harmed Your Health

The Surprising Ways Antibiotics May Have Unknowingly Harmed Your Health

Jocelyn learned her chronic arthritis was being caused by a persistent, simmering intestinal Prevotella overgrowth and resulting food sensitivities, which seemed to start after she took antibiotics for two weeks.  Frank thought he had a UTI, and while waiting for his labwork to come back, took a Read more…

Can Fish Oil Help Prevent or Recover From COVID?

Can Fish Oil Help Prevent or Recover From COVID?

Before COVID hit, we had been hearing about the wonders of fish oil-derived omega-3 fatty acids (or omega-3s for short) and their amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Now, their benefits are even more exciting as we await definitive recommendations to prevent, provide support during, and recover from Read more…