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The Biology of Food Addiction

The Calorie Hypothesis Current view:  Obesity is just lack of will power …eat less, exercise more This model fails because: Our body’s wise compensatory mechanisms defend against weight loss by decreasing energy expenditure and increasing appetite as we diet High glycemic carbohydrates (like added refined sugars, sugar-sweetened beverages, refined grains, and starches) light up the nucleus […]

Diagnosis and Treatment of Leaky Gut: Part II

Did you miss my first Leaky Gut Article? Read more here! So now you may be wondering if you have leaky gut…  Food allergies, toxins, sugar, antibiotics, parasites and stress can wreak havoc with your gastrointestinal system, upsetting the balance in your intestine as well as allowing harmful substances to enter the system. Gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or abdominal […]

5 Scientific Benefits of Beets!

I’ve been picking up fresh heirloom beets at the Farmer’s Market from Red Wagon Organic Farm every week anticipating the delicious complex flavor they add to my smoothies (recipe coming soon!) and the boost in energy from the nitric oxide they can produce when consumed. So I thought I’d share with you some of the great benefits of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Do you suffer from any of the following symptoms? Weakness, tiredness, or light-headedness Rapid heartbeat or difficulty breathing Poor memory or difficulty concentrating Depression, anxiety, mania Numbness and tingling of hands or feet Difficulty with balance, poor coordination Pale skin Sore tongue Easy bruising or bleeding gums Upset stomach or weight loss Diarrhea or constipation […]

Leaky Gut – The Syndrome Linked to Many
Autoimmune Diseases

“Leaky Gut” Syndrome Hyperpermeability or “leaky gut” syndrome is the name given to a very common disorder in which the cells lining the intestines become “leaky” due to inflammation. The abnormally large spaces present between the cells of the gut wall allow the entry of toxic material into the bloodstream that would normally be eliminated. […]