🥒🍌 For Those Kids (and Adults) That Eat All.The.Snacks. 😋

🥒🍌 For Those Kids (and Adults) That Eat All.The.Snacks. 😋

“… On Friday he ate through five oranges, but he was still hungry. On Saturday he ate through one piece of chocolate cake, One ice-cream cone, One pickle, One slice of Swiss cheese, One slice of salami, One lollipop, One piece of cherry pie, One Read more…

Is a Deficiency in this Corrosive Acid Wreaking Havoc in Your Body?

Is a Deficiency in this Corrosive Acid Wreaking Havoc in Your Body?

Many of us likely only think about stomach acid when something is wrong: reflux, heartburn, indigestion, and a reach into the medicine cabinet for something to tame the discomfort. It’s often around this time that we may blame our stomachs for producing too much acid.  Read more…

I’m Going On A Trip, and I’m Packing A…Food Bag!

I’m Going On A Trip, and I’m Packing A…Food Bag!

If only going away was all fun and enjoyment! When traveling with a restricted diet, it can be very stressful making sure that the food we encounter is safe to actually enjoy and nourish ourselves. Gut healing is hard work that can be easily thrown Read more…

Hope and Change for Autoimmune Dysregulation

Hope and Change for Autoimmune Dysregulation

May is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month. Did you know that autoimmune disease is the 3rd leading cause of death? Over 50 million Americans, children and adults, suffer with at least one of more than 80 possible autoimmune diseases.  In autoimmune disease, the body produces very Read more…

Is Your Food Slowly Poisoning You?

Is Your Food Slowly Poisoning You?

I often hear “food allergy,” “food sensitivity,” and “food intolerance” used interchangeably – but they’re not the same things! They stem from different processes in the body, and so the approach to rebalancing each issue is quite different. Let’s take a closer look… First, if Read more…

When you hear your tummy rumble…

When you hear your tummy rumble…

That’s diarrhea…unfortunately… April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month And with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), there’s a lot of new things to become aware about.  For the 12% of Americans suffering with IBS, recurring diarrhea and constipation are no joke. IBS used to be called Read more…

“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…