Leaky What? Leaky Gut and How to Heal it.

Leaky gut or intestinal permeability is a condition that affects the lining of the intestines.  It occurs when there is damage to the intestinal lining, which then allows toxins, microbes, undigested food particles and waste to cross the intestinal wall and enter the blood stream.  When this occurs it may trigger an autoimmune response, which Read more about Leaky What? Leaky Gut and How to Heal it.[…]

What to do if you have an Autoimmune Disease.

Last week I discussed autoimmune disorders, what they are, what causes them, who is at risk and I also provided a list of the most common autoimmune disorders.  You can read that post here. Autoimmune diseases are caused by genetic and environmental factors.  Your genes, or your genetic disposition, determine if you are predisposed to Read more about What to do if you have an Autoimmune Disease.[…]

The Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise.

Do you have an autoimmune disease?  If you do not have an autoimmune disease you most likely know someone has one.  The American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, Inc. estimates that over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, and the number of people being diagnosed each year is on the rise1.  Autoimmune disorders are caused by genetic and Read more about The Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise.[…]

What is Nutritional Therapy and who is it for?

Recently I have been getting the question, What is Nutritional Therapy and why would I need to see a nutritional therapist?  Below is a concise answer to all of you who have been asking.   What is it?  Nutritional therapy provides a foundational approach to health.  Nutritional Therapy Practitioners seek to detect and correct imbalances Read more about What is Nutritional Therapy and who is it for?[…]

7 Benefits of Adding Collagen to Your Daily Nutrition.

Three months ago I introduced Collagen to my daily nutrition and the results have been amazing.  I had used collagen here and there but not consistently up until three months ago. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body.  It is found in our muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, tendons and digestive system.  Collagen Read more about 7 Benefits of Adding Collagen to Your Daily Nutrition.[…]

Nutritional Detoxification

  Many of us have tried a detox or know somebody who has tried a one or is doing one now.  There are tons of ads selling us the latest “detox” to help us lose weight or kick start our health journey.  Nutritional Detoxifications are not new and many detox techniques have been used for Read more about Nutritional Detoxification[…]

5 Tips to Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies

Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies or what is also referred to as Hay Fever?  If you don’t suffer from this I am sure you know somebody who is feeling miserable because of seasonal allergies.  Those who suffer are the people walking around with stuffed up heads, red Read more about 5 Tips to Help Relieve Seasonal Allergies[…]

Stress, Fatigue, Exhaustion? Is it Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue seems to be everywhere these days.  I read articles about it online, see Facebook posts, listen to podcasts; but what is it and why should I care? Adrenal fatigue is a fatigue caused by overworked, or poorly working, adrenal glands.  It frequently occurs in individuals who are under a lot of mental, emotional Read more about Stress, Fatigue, Exhaustion? Is it Adrenal Fatigue?[…]

Is All Protein Created Equal?

Not all protein is created equal.  What do I mean by this? As a nutritional therapist I am a firm believer in bio-individuality and can respect a person’s decision to choose the type of diet they want to follow.  If you choose to be a vegetarian, I respect your decision.  That being said, it is Read more about Is All Protein Created Equal?[…]

5 things you can start doing today to improve your digestion.

Digestion is a north to south process that starts in the brain.  The three main organs, from a nutritional standpoint, that are important to digestion are the stomach, the pancreas, and the gallbladder.  The main goal of digestion is to break food down into small molecules in which the cells can absorb the nutrients. The Read more about 5 things you can start doing today to improve your digestion.[…]