Are you Wondering Whether You have Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity?

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Are you Wondering Whether You have Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity?

You were just minding your own business and living your life when you went to a picnic on the 4th of July. You knew something was wrong as soon as you […]

How to Get Rid of Bloating, Gas and Cramping

How to Get Rid of Bloating, Gas and Cramping

Many many years ago I was experiencing horrible bloating and cramping a few hours after eating. This is way before medical school and years before I know anything about food allergies and sensitivities, gluten, or any of the stuff people normally try on their own […]

Inflammation and Autoimmune Disease

 

 

Erin, a 50 year old mother of 3 with a demanding full time job , sat in my office one day last year feeling overwhelmed and sick. Her job required that she spend a lot of time on the computer . Her hands were becoming so sore that she was finding it […]

What the heck is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth!

What the heck is SIBO? – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Martha , a 48 year old working mother, came to see me in my office because a few hours after she ate her belly blew up like a balloon. She experienced severe bloating , gas, and cramping. “I feel like I am 5 […]

Who Wants to Eat an Organic Diet on a Budget?

Susan, a 45 year old mother of 2 sat on the couch in my office. She was frowning. She hadn’t been able to make any of the dietary changes I’d recommended because she had been told by her husband and sister that eating organic foods was “too expensive” and they didn’t believe that eating cleanly […]

Who Wants to Crawl Back from Fatigued to Fabulous?

Many years ago, fresh out of med school I was so fatigued that I needed a 2 hour afternoon nap almost every day because I would have a brown out around 3-5 PM. I would go home from work, crash out, and wake up in time to throw something together for dinner. Even […]

What is the Deal with Eating Grains?

What is the deal with eating grains?

 

Back in the not so distant past, the vegetarian diet was considered a cure-all for many illnesses. This was back when we believed that carbs were good and fats were bad. It all sounded like such a great idea… the problem was that clinically it just didn’t […]

Leaky Gut – Sounds Gross! What is it?

I grew up having to swig Pepto Bismol in order to stop my digestive problems long enough to go to a slumber party with my friends without having excruciating stomach cramping ,bloating, and all around feeling sick. But I didn’t realize I was reacting to certain foods until I was much older. Because my immune […]

“Glutened! What do I do now???”

You feel it right when it starts. You think “Oh no! Not again! I was so careful! !” But perhaps there was cross contamination at that restaurant and that entrée wasn’t really gluten free. Perhaps someone snuck some flour into the sauce at that potluck (Potlucks are often a nightmare for those of us with […]

PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

 

PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a condition that is becoming more and more common. If left untreated, women with PCOS have an increased risk of developing gynecological cancers as well as developing Type 2 Diabetes.

 

Women with PCOS may present with one or more of the following: irregular periods, abnormal or excessive […]