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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 […]


Everywhere you look someone is talking or writing about “leaky gut”, especially how to determine if you have it (usually a reference to Googling symptoms) and how to fix it. While symptoms and resolution of any digestive problem are important, it’s jumping the gun a bit if we don’t really understand what leaky gut is. […]


I hate to admit it, but it makes me happy that I hear fewer people talking about calories. (I hate to admit it because it means I’m a nutrition nerd! Ha!) However, there are still way too many people who think “a calorie is a calorie” and that weight maintenance happens when calories in equal […]


Ah… carbohydrates.  Probably the most controversial and possibly the most misunderstood of the macronutrients.  So let’s see if we can get to the bottom of this vilified nutrient… What are carbohydrates? Carbohydrates are organic compounds (ie, they contain carbon) that are soluble in water (think of how sugar dissolves in water, but oil does not) […]


If you were inclined (which I suspect you aren’t) to look up the definition of food (noun, \ˈfüd\) in the on-line Merriam-Webster dictionary, you would get the following: material consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, and fat used in the body of an organism to sustain growth, repair, and vital processes and to furnish energy inorganic […]


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 […]


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 […]


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