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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 […]



Cancer. What a terrifying word. And with good reason. In 2015, the National Institutes of Health estimate that 1.6 million new diagnoses of cancer will be made in the U.S. 1.6 million. That’s about 0.5% of the U.S. population. I get it doesn’t seem like a large percentage of people. And it may not be […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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