Category Archives: Autoimmune

Shopping for Healing Foods on a Budget

“Well, I guess shopping at Costco is out!” commented the mother of a teenage patient after I presented the anti-inflammatory diet that would lay the foundations for a plan to help heal her daughter’s severe cystic acne. I honestly had not shopped at a warehouse-type store in many years and so I assumed she was … Continue reading

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Scleroderma: Nutrition & Therapeutic Diets are Powerful Treatments

We are lucky to live in a time when the power and importance of nutrition is becoming widely known and accepted. I believe that virtually any condition can be improved by nurturing your body with the right foods, and scleroderma is no exception. I’m going to share a patient’s dramatic story to illustrate this. My … Continue reading

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7 Misconceptions about Healthy Eating

Every patient that steps into my office gets asked about what they eat. New patient paperwork includes a section asking what is typically eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. I also ask whether or not she is satisfied with her current diet. It’s easy to make suggestions when someone’s eating a typical Standard American … Continue reading

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The 257 Names for Sugar

  There are quite a number of reasons that I may suggest patients dramatically reduce or even eliminate their intake of sugar. They may be following my Anti-Inflammatory Paleo Diet; they’re in the process of detoxing from mold, yeast overgrowth, or a fungal infection; they’re looking for relief from symptoms of Leaky Gut; their thyroid, … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut: How to Fix It

First and foremost, start with my blogs on How to Prevent Leaky Gut, Leaky Gut Basics, and The 9 Causes of Leaky Gut.  You won’t be able to heal your gut until you find out and remove the cause.  In order for your gut to heal, you will most likely need to uncover any food … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut: How to Prevent It

From my previous two posts on Leaky Gut (The Basics and The 9 Causes), you should have a good idea about how and why intestinal permeability might be impacting your overall health.  Whether you are currently healing from leaky gut or looking to avoid it and the diseases associated with it, the following tips on … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut: The 9 Causes

As mentioned in the previous Leaky Gut: The Basics post, leaky gut is when intestinal permeability occurs for prolonged periods of time and is accompanied by inflammation. Leaky gut can cause havoc not only in the digestive tract, but can contribute to poor systemic health. Intestinal permeability happens when the gut cells no longer fit tightly … Continue reading

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Leaky Gut: The Basics

There is one piece of gut trivia I share with patients that consistently causes their jaws to drop: everything inside of your gut is actually outside of your body. Take a few seconds to let that sink in. It’s weird, right? Your digestive tract (a.k.a. the gut, gastrointestinal tract, GI, etc.) is actually one long … Continue reading

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Spring Detox: Traditional & Infrared Sauna

Let’s talk about detoxing the body using the skin. Contrary to popular belief, the skin is not our largest organ… it’s the intestines! But using the skin to rid the body of toxins is still important and  effective. In order to do this, you have to sweat and using a sauna can help you do … Continue reading

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The Thyroid Part 7 – Nutrition for Thyroid Health

I hope you’ve been learning a lot of new information about the importance of the thyroid and thyroid health through this series of blogs. We’ve gone over the basics, talked about optimal blood tests to determine the health of the thyroid gland, discussed when medication is necessary long-term versus short-term, how non-autoimmune  hypothyroidism differs from … Continue reading

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