I talk a lot about food sensitivities, but just as important and often more debilitating are food chemical sensitivities. These have very similar functions as food sensitivities but instead of only pertaining to one food they can naturally occur in several foods. For instance, potassium nitrate is a naturally occurring chemical in several vegetables including […]
Caring for Your Immune System in Times of Crisis
We seem to have made it through the cold winter months, the crocus and daffodils are blooming, and the birds are singing, which normally would give us hope for the healthier seasons to come. Yet we are inundated by the news of coronavirus (COVID-19), and the fear of the unknown. Are you aware of the […]
Which Diet is Right for You?
Before you read this post, keep in mind that this information is very general and is meant for most, but not all. Some individuals have specific symptoms and/or disorders that would require a customized plan to meet their needs. Ah, January (big sigh…). The beginning of the new year and time to reflect on our […]
Thanksgiving Survival Guide
It’s just about here! Thanksgiving! A great day or weekend to spend with family, do a little shopping, and of course, eat all the delicious food! It’s carb central!!! Mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, hot, fresh bread, and of course, all of the desserts and sweets. This can be a challenge to those who […]
Why the Digestive System Is So Important
Did you know that most of your immune system is housed in the digestive tract? Or that there are more nerve endings in the digestive tract than in any other place in our body? Or that the surface area of the digestive tract is around 440 square feet; in other words, about the same square […]
Why Eat Fruits and Veggies?
So many reasons! Here’s the background … the Standard American Diet (SAD) is very low in fresh fruits and veggies, and this is often thought to be a contributing factor to the abundance of chronic disease in our country. Several diseases including coronary artery disease (CAD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), ischemic stroke, diabetes, and even some […]