The Connection: This Is Huge

A newly published, peer-reviewed paper about the Paleo diet is very encouraging. Follow my thoughts on this as I make a case leading up to a discussion of this study: Acellular carbohydrates, processed foods, and unhealthy fats damage the gut bacteria and cause intestinal permeability (or leaky gut). Then, proteins that should never enter the […]

8 Ways To Detox Every Day

Detoxification is a hot topic. The problem with most cleanses is that they’re just extreme diets in disguise. Doing a cleanse for a week once a year is not going to make a significant impact on your health, especially if it doesn’t supply you with the knowledge and skills to create new habits and lasting […]

10 Signs You Have Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a highly common, yet under-diagnosed condition. In fact, it is estimated that approximately 59 million Americans are hypothyroid. 10 Signs You Have Hypothyroidism: 1. Fatigue. Do you wake feeling rested? Do you find yourself with ample energy to get through your day? If you answered no and struggle with fatigue, you should have […]

The Low Mold Diet

Use this guide to shift your diet away from high sugar and starchy foods to more fresh, whole foods.  If you suspect you’ve been exposed to mold or mycotoxins, read my post on mold exposure here. Foods that must be avoided Avoid sugar  and sugar containing foods: Table sugar and all other simple, fast releasing sugars […]

Defending a Carbohydrate-Restricted Option for PCOS Management

As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, I’m required to complete 75 hours of continuing education (CE) every five years. Fortunately, there are many ways to fulfill this requirement, including watching webinars, attending conferences, and completing exams on nutrition-related books. Although my recertification date is more than a year away, I’ve been trying to complete […]

5 Reasons You Should Take Cod Liver Oil

We’ve all heard how important it is to get adequate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in our diet. Whether it’s through food, such as salmon, or through a capsule, omega-3 fatty acids have numerous health benefits from reducing inflammation to promoting healthy skin. With so many omega-3 supplements available, it’s difficult to know which one […]

Going Back to Go Forwards

In the 15 months or so since I started blogging and talking about health, I have tried to find a way to describe the overall approach I think we should take to maximise health and happiness. The more I’ve read, and the more I’ve interacted with people, especially those with different ideas to my own, […]

Thyroid Thicket – Part Two

Which Lab Tests to Tackle the Thyroid Thicket? (Part Two of Three, see Part One here.) Here’s the million dollar question, because most large medical clinics have switched to “efficient” thyroid testing, which I would call perhaps efficient but in the long term, absolutely insufficient. Bare bones testing checks just the TSH (the messenger from […]