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Although the name suggests otherwise, vitamin D isn’t actually a vitamin. Vitamins are micronutrients that we must get from our diet because our body can’t create them. But we can create vitamin D, under the right conditions (more on that later). Unfortunately, most of us are deficient in this incredibly important prohormone and that is […]


In a previous blog post, I described what autoimmune diseases are and how they develop, including the necessity of a trigger and a leaky gut. What this means is that your genes are not your destiny, as it relates to acquiring an autoimmune disease. (Or lots of other conditions, for that matter, but this post […]




In the first post about understanding blood sugar control, I addressed why blood sugar control is important. So, now let’s take a step back and talk about where the glucose in your blood comes from and what your body does with it. How does glucose get in the blood? There are three main ways that […]


If you or someone you know has diabetes, then you know that controlling the amount of “sugar” (technically glucose) in the blood is critical. What you may not realize is that every one of us needs to be concerned about our blood sugar levels. So let’s talk about what happens when there is too much […]


As I mentioned in my introduction video, there are two important aspects to eating healthy. One is the secret to liking food that’s good for you, which I’ve already covered. The other is figuring out how to eat food that’s exclusively for enjoyment. In case you are not aware, I don’t believe people can (or […]


This is the last entry in this series about understanding gluten. We’ve covered what gluten is and where to find it, what gluten does to your digestive and immune systems, and how those changes can manifest throughout the body. Today we are covering the prevalence of gluten sensitivity and who should avoid gluten. How prevalent […]


As you’ve hopefully read in parts 1 and 2 of this “Understanding Gluten” series, gluten is a protein found in some grains. Consumption of gluten appears to affect everyone’s digestive tract at least somewhat, and in some people it can cause leaky gut and trigger the adaptive immune system to make antibodies. Now that we’ve […]


In part 1 of this video series, I explained what leaky gut is by showing you how a healthy intestine works and what happens with a “leaky” intestine. In this video, I get into the meat of the discussion by describing what happens in the body as a result of the increased intestinal permeability. Within […]

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