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A Truly Gluten Free Diet

A Truly Gluten Free Diet

In this articleI have outlined some general guidelines to follow if you have been diagnosed with Celiac disease and/or some level of gluten sensitivity. Please remember reactivity to various gluten products is not always restricted to gastrointestinal/digestive...
Can Gluten Cause Pain and Inflammation?

Can Gluten Cause Pain and Inflammation?

Does gluten really have a significant impact on the body, and can it potentially cause a lot of health issues and inflammation? Isn’t gluten just a problem if someone has celiac disease? What exactly is gluten and what foods contain it? Why has gluten become such a...
Immunity and Your Gut

Immunity and Your Gut

You might say that your gut is your immune system! It is estimated that approximately 70% of your entire immune system resides in the lining of your digestive tract/gut.  In our previous newsletter, we listed the other major immune organs and how stress influences...
Allergies and Histamine

Allergies and Histamine

Most everyone has heard of antihistamines like Allegra, Benadryl, Claritin, and Zyrtec for addressing allergies and related symptoms. In addition, there is another class of antihistamines used for heartburn and gastric reflux such as, Axid, Pepcid, Tagamet and Zantac....
What are GMOs?

What are GMOs?

GMO stands for genetically modified organisms or sometimes referred to as transgenic. The original concept for GMOs seemed to be a good one where farmers could raise these new plants with less pesticides, herbicides and increase their yields. Does not sound bad,...
Bone Loss – Osteoporosis Detection

Bone Loss – Osteoporosis Detection

Did you know in the United States alone there are about 1.5 million bone fractures that are directly related to osteoporosis? It appears that this trend is continuing and early detection and treatment are vitally important. The standard Dexa scan/bone scan only gives...
Insomnia

Insomnia

Most people require 6-8 hours of uninterrupted REM sleep. Not getting this can lead to many health issues and the body is incapable of repairing itself without this deep sleep. The first thing to think of if you wake up after a few hours is consider what you ate...
The Truth Behind Low Testosterone

The Truth Behind Low Testosterone

When one thinks about testosterone we often think of it in terms of only a male hormone. Well, the only thing truthful about this is that men do have much larger amounts of testosterone than women, but testosterone plays a very important role in women as well. So low...
The Yeasty Beast – Candida

The Yeasty Beast – Candida

What is Candida? It is a group of yeast organisms that are in the fungal family which are related to mushrooms. Candida is normally found in about 80% of all human beings. They are primarily located in the intestines, mouth and skin. Most of the time we are not even...
Insulin Resistance – The Silent Health Thief

Insulin Resistance – The Silent Health Thief

What exactly is insulin resistance (IR) and why is it so important to my health? On a technical note insulin resistance is defined as the inability of your cells to respond to the binding of the insulin molecule. The basic function of insulin is to take glucose (blood...
Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches

There are several different types of headaches, some major categories are, tension, cluster, sinus, hormonal and many others. However, we are going to confine our discussion to a major category of headaches called migraines. In brief, migraines would be considered a...
High Blood Pressure – Hypertension

High Blood Pressure – Hypertension

High blood pressure or in the medical field it is known as hypertension. There are basically two types of hypertension primary (essential) hypertension and secondary hypertension. About 90-95% of hypertension falls under the category of essential hypertension and...
FOOD SENSITIVITIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE

FOOD SENSITIVITIES AND FOOD INTOLERANCE

We wish to make a distinction here between food allergies and food sensitivities/ food intolerances. The last newsletter addressed “true” food allergies which are caused by a protein produced by a certain white blood cell in your immune system called a plasma cell....
CHOLESTEROL – WHAT’S THE STORY?

CHOLESTEROL – WHAT’S THE STORY?

Most of the time when we hear the word “cholesterol” we often think of fatty globules choking our arteries and causing heart attacks. However, there is another side of cholesterol that we often do not hear much about. Often we hear only the negative and none of...