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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.

January 12, 2012

Benefits Of Bone Broth

Simply put, bone broth is homemade stock made from animal bones such as fish heads or oxtails. You can use whole turkey or fish carcasses or parts of lamb, pig, venison – or any other animal of your choosing. The point is to simmer the bones (typically from one animal) in water for hours or days. The longer you cook it, the more nutritious it gets and the better the product breaks down and pulls out all the nutrients.

March 23, 2011

WSJ: Clues To Gluten Sensitivity

Here’s a great article from the Wall Street Journal Health blog on the growing awareness of gluten sensitively.   It’s refreshing to see this is finally becoming recognized by the mainstream medical model.

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