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The pH Balance Conundrum

The subject of pH balance (acid/alkaline) is one that is confusing for most people. It’s one I get questions about all the time. This concept originated in the east and was known as Yin and Yang. This way of eating (and in fact way of life; which resonates with me) stresses the need for balance [...]

10 Hidden Sources of Gluten

Whether you are newly gluten-free or it’s been a way of life for you for awhile now it is important to watch out for hidden sources of gluten. The best possible way to avoid gluten is to eat non-packaged, real whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, poultry and grass-fed beef. My next article will [...]


Measurements of lipids levels are frequently used to assess the risk of future coronary heart disease or stroke, commonly termed cardiovascular disease (CVD). Plasma levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are frequently measured. These numbers are then used to calculate low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), which has been found to [...]

What is Celiac Disease?
A Recipe for Recovery Beyond Gluten-Free

Celiac disease is a set of symptoms associated with gluten intolerance. Celiac disease develops when a person makes antibodies against a wheat protein called gluten such that eating anything containing gluten results in intestinal discomfort and a variety other symptoms including joint pain, skin rashes, and fatigue. Gluten is also present in barley, oats, triticale, [...]

Still have hypothyroid symptoms despite normal lab results?

Do you take thyroid hormone medication but still suffer fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depression, cold hands and feet, or other thyroid symptoms? Have you been told there is nothing more that can be done for your thyroid symptoms because your lab tests are normal? Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, affects millions of Americans. [...]

The Dark Side of Food Addiction

When it comes down to it, what is the difference between enjoying a terrific meal and the dangerousness of hyperpalatable foods? (If you haven’t seen it, go read the Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food recently in the New York Times.) Also, looks like a book will soon be out from which the article was [...]

A Natural Solution to the Obesity Epidemic

Many different organizations and health experts have purposed various solutions to solve the western world’s obesity epidemic. A large majority of the population has hypothesized that the problem is related to governmental food guides, video games, a fast paced society and a lack of focus on nutritional education. These are all contributing factors to the [...]

The Whole Food Phobia

The fear of food is called cibophobia. For people that legitimately suffer from this phobia, it is mostly related to expiration dates and food going bad that has them afraid. But I often come across a different kind of cibophobic–a whole-food cibophobic. This person usually doesn’t have an issue with “old food” or left-overs, but [...]

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