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As a follow-up to the blog post I wrote last year about inflammation, here is a short video in which I describe: What inflammation is Why we should not be trying to ban it from our bodies How we can eat to support our immune system and make inflammation our friend. Inflammation is necessary for […]



One of the a-ha moments I often have with clients is when they finally understand what inflammation is. I mean, we hear this word thrown around all the time… “this food causes inflammation”, “this disease is the result of inflammation”, “you should eat an anti-inflammatory diet.” But we often don’t know what those things really […]


Previously I posted about the large number of people who are living with constipation; and the reality is that there are a whole lot of people living with chronic diarrhea. In some ways chronic diarrhea is worse because it impacts your daily life by interfering with your ability to get things done and causing anxiety […]


In my video about causes of Leaky Gut, I mentioned that an imbalance in your microbiota (i.e., dysbiosis) can cause your intestine to become more permeable than it should be. And I briefly mentioned that there can be an imbalance in any number of ways. Since there is no one-size-fits-all solution to dysbiosis (or any […]


The other day I got a message from my sister saying that she had read something about how to determine a good probiotic. The post or article or whatever it was sounded logical, but some how didn’t seem exactly accurate to her, and she wanted my feedback on what she had read. I had a […]


In my first year back in college, I had to take an introduction to food science class. The culminating assignment for the class was to create a themed menu and then prepare and share the food with our classmates. My project partners were Christine and Samantha, and we decided to do a dairy-free menu because […]


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 […]

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