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It’s finally over!  The whole 6 weeks and 2 days of my elimination diet is complete!  Woohoo!!  Kind of. Wait… what?!  How can I not be completely over the moon and elated that it’s done, especially after my little pity party leading up to the Super Bowl?  Well, if I’m being honest, there was a […]


If you follow nutrition news even a little bit, then you know that the latest and greatest information often seems to contradict previously indisputable facts.  One day eggs are dangerous because of the naturally-occurring cholesterol in the yolk and the next they are a super food touted for protein quality.  One week salt intake is […]



In a series about Understanding Blood Sugar Control, you have to include an article about diabetes. It’s not because this is the only result of erratic blood sugar levels (as a reminder, I talked about the possible impacts in this post). Rather, it’s because this is the diagnosis that is directly tied to one’s ability […]




I remember several years ago when people started freaking out about eating carrots and grapes because “they have so much sugar in them!” It’s about the time that the glycemic index became well-known, and we are still battling the effects of what I would call a “partial story”. The GI of a food is an […]


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. […]


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 […]

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