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Folic Acid and MTHFR – Could You Have a Genetic Mutation?

I hear from so many patients who have fatigue, irritability, brain fog, anxiety, sleep issues, and/or aches and pains – and often there is no apparent cause. Doctors frequently say, “There’s nothing wrong” because standard blood results all fall within basically “normal” ranges. Even when a diagnosis like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and/or autoimmunity is given, [...]

Inflammation is at the Core of Most, If Not All, Health Issues

Inflammation plays a role in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and countless other conditions and diseases. It puts stress on the body, accelerating the aging process. The hard part is that other than symptoms like pain, swelling, redness, burning, anxiety, insomnia, and weight gain—inflammation is INVISIBLE. That is because it happens inside your body where you can’t see [...]

Is a Paleo Diet for Me?

Even though we are walking around with smartphones and laptop computers, and have electricity and heat (usually), we are actually not that much different, genetically, then our ancestors. Our ancestors did NOT have the ability to digest gluten and many other grains, nor do we. That is the premise behind what is referred to as [...]

What’s the Difference Between Food Intolerances
and Food Allergies?

In practice over the past 10 years, the most common question related to food intolerances is “what is the difference between food allergies and food intolerances?” For me the answer brings me back to a research project and presentation on food intolerances that I completed during my residency at Bastyr University. Food allergies (as classically [...]

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