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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 […]


Much of the time when people are talking about gluten, the conversation seems to involve praising or denigrating someone who has declared themselves gluten-free even though they do not have celiac disease. (Perhaps you’ve even seen this video about how to be gluten intolerant?) Since there seems to be some misunderstanding about what gluten does […]


** Fair warning: if you don’t like to read about bodily function, this is probably a post you want to skip… unless you want to understand how your digestive system should be working. ** According to the National Institutes of Health data from 2009, at least 60 – 70 million people (19 – 23% of […]


You won’t be surprised to know that my conversations with people often turn to discussions about food. As soon as someone finds out I’m a dietitian, one of the first questions they ask is, “What do you think of <insert “low carb”, “Atkins”, or name of some other diet>?” The second most common thing that […]


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 […]


I made it!  Finally!  I got through the 24 days of a gluten/dairy/soy/corn/egg/sugar/alcohol free diet to the reintroduction phase.  As I shared in a previous post, there were some moments of touch and go where I was feeling a bit deprived.  But I managed to persevere knowing that the next step (eating some cheese!) would […]


Today is day 12 of my gluten/dairy/soy/corn/egg elimination diet and leaving out sugar/alcohol, due to their inflammatory factors. And I’ve made some very interesting observations this week… well, interesting for me, but I’m kind of a nutrition nerd! Ha! First, I have lost 5 pounds in the last 12 days. My fascination is not because […]


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. […]


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 […]

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