The Member’s Blog

Premature Ovarian Failure in a Patient with Sjögren Syndrome Reversed Eliminating Gluten, Dairy and Other Foods


Elimination diets are a proven protocol for reducing disease activity in a number of auto-immune diseases. I am currently researching their effectiveness in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Elimination diets and rheumatoid arthritis) The paleo diet is a version of an elimination diet, as it removes a number of foods known to  trigger antibodies, for example gliadin […]

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: A Giant Step in the Right Direction


Very exciting news this past week! The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly known as the American Dietetic Association, released surprising yet highly welcome comments regarding The DGA (Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee) Scientific Report, which include the following statements: While the AND recommends tailoring recommendations to individual needs (for instance, those with congestive heart […]

Pyroluria, Mental Health and the Immune System


I never heard the term pyroluria mentioned during my residency in psychiatry, which is kind of crazy, given that it is not at all rare and can profoundly effect mental health. It is a condition found in many people who have serious psychiatric disorders, including severe depression, anxiety, mood swings, explosiveness and violent behavior,  alcoholism, memory […]

I Like Bacon, But…


Perhaps one shouldn’t be eating pork at all? The Bible, and some biblically based nutritionists, believe that the meat from pigs is unavoidably contaminated by their willingness to eat almost anything. If a pig has eaten something rotten, maybe their meat is rotten? Following that same argument, we’d have to caution the people living in […]

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