Does “detoxing” or “cleansing” actually work? The short answer is, if you are using whole foods, then YES! For the long explanation, read on… Many people (including nutrition experts) say there is no point in doing a detox diet or cleanse because our bodies naturally clean out impurities and toxins that get into our systems. […]


Curious if you should feel guilty after your Christmas dinner? Here’s some good news about all that yummy food… Turkey is almost all protein which is the building block of almost all body tissues.  It is also great source of the amino acid tryptophan (which makes you sleep well) and has selenium (a mineral essential for […]


The prevalence of autoimmune diseases is on the rise. At least all the current estimates indicate this is true. However, it’s difficult to figure out exactly how many people have an autoimmune disease because new ones are being identified all the time. Researchers have identified 80 different autoimmune diseases that affect 23.5 million Americans. The […]



As I mentioned in the post about identifying food sensitivities, foods that are removed during an elimination diet may include the common allergens, foods known to contribute to a particular condition (ex: GERD), and/or any foods you suspect your body doesn’t handle well. To be more specific, here are some foods that are considered for […]



Food sensitivities can be hard to narrow down for a few reasons: Symptoms can show up anywhere in the body, which is why it is often difficult to associate something you ate with what you feel physically, mentally, or emotionally. It can take up to 72 hours for a symptom to appear, which means you […]


Seems there aren’t enough words to describe all the ways a certain food may not work for a person. And it can be confusing to figure out which of the “conditions” applies to you and what to do about it. So let’s start with some basic definitions (which I’m not sure are universally accepted, but […]


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