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February 17, 2016

Decoding RA – Shedding Light On The Hidden Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

I have found one of the biggest frustrations with RA patients is that traditional treatment approaches seem palliative at best. Many seek answers beyond medication regimens on what they can do to treat the disease. In this blog I will explain how functional medicine offers new insight into this disease and will shed some light on the (hidden) causes of RA and what you can do about it.

February 6, 2016

Decoding RA – Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have been suffering from chronic joint pain and/or have recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), then this blog series will shed some light on the disease and what you can do about it.

September 18, 2015

Paleo Diet Not Working? Exploring Sulfur Intolerance As A Possible Connection

In recent years, the Paleo Diet has received considerable attention as a means for improving overall health. The anecdotal evidence for patient improvement on a Paleo, or the more restrictive Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) diet, is abundant. What you hear less frequently is that some people experience negative effects, or a worsening of symptoms with a Paleo or AIP diet. It seems counterintuitive that eating a healthy diet high in cruciferous greens such as kale, cabbage, and broccoli, in combination with high quality proteins and fats, can make you feel worse. Why is that the case?

May 8, 2015

Could Leaky Gut Be A Factor In Your Autoimmune Disease?

In today’s functional medicine practice, practitioners like myself are confronted with a myriad of chronic inflammatory conditions and autoimmune diseases. Functional medicine is often referred to as "systems medicine" as it understands the importance of assessing and treating all systems individually, while also keeping the interconnectedness of these systems in mind. When dealing with autoimmunity however, one system in particular, the gastrointestinal system, appears to have more and more clinical relevance with autoimmunity, especially with a condition called leaky gut.

April 1, 2015

Understanding Gluten & The Effects Of Grain Based Diets – Part II

Here in part 2, we look at the science behind gluten’s inflammatory effects and why it effects some of us and not others.

March 1, 2015

Understanding Gluten & The Effects Of Grain Based Diets

In my practice, I take a close look at my patients dietary habits and get to see first hand the ill effects that certain foods and substances can have on the body.  One of the primary “offenders” to the health of many people are grains, particularly those containing a protein called gluten. Grains that include this protein are wheat (all forms such as semolina, durum, etc.), rye, spelt, kamut, barley, and most types of oats.

November 20, 2012

Taking The Guess Work Out Of Grass-Raised Beef, Free-Range Chicken And More

As of 2012, the US Department of Agriculture has yet to release guidelines for certified grass-fed labels on meat products and poultry. Navigating this world is complex and labels can be misleading. Understanding the label nuances allows you to make better decisions that are more in line with your ethical or nutritional values and save money on high priced items that are not what they claim to be.

September 12, 2012

Health Benefits Of Pasture-Raised Meat And Eggs

Pasture-raised or grass-fed livestock and wild caught fish are rapidly gaining popularity at the supermarket.  Aside from their superior flavor and more ethical treatment of animals, a growing body of research points to their increased nutritional content, compared to their industrial counterparts.

July 31, 2012

Duration Of Gluten Exposure Is Key Factor In Developing Other Autoimmune Diseases

Duration of gluten exposure is key factor in developing other autoimmune diseases The longer sensitive individuals eat gluten, […]
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