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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.

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 22, 2012

Why Going Gluten-Free Doesn’t Always Help

Food sensitivities, especially to gluten, are some of the most common nutritional challenges I see in my Cupertino practice.  For many, going gluten-free is the “holy grail” that resolves many chronic health issues.

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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