The most commonly known autoimmune disease associated with gluten consumption is celiac disease. The disease involves an immune reaction against a small segment of a peptide in gluten called an epitope. Once the immune system recognizes this epitope and mistakes it for a dangerous invader such as a virus, it can activate an attack against […]

When Gluten Causes Immune Attacks Against Our Own Tissues

January 27, 2022

As the awareness of food sensitivities grows, an area of keen interest is about how they happen. For some persons they begin very early in life and likely have a genetic basis. For others they often occur as an adult and gradually foods that had been previously tolerated now cause symptoms. This makes it difficult […]

When Bad Bugs Trigger Food Sensitivities

November 9, 2021

IBS – Part 3 Dysbiosis is an imbalance in the microbiome living in the gut. To give a perspective how that can be such an important factor, the microbiome consisting of bacteria, yeasts, viruses and other organisms is made up of 100 trillion organisms.  To get a perspective on the size of the human microbiome, there […]

Dysbiosis – A Disordered Microbiome

March 9, 2021

What Causes It and How to Fix It Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is one of the most common causes of symptoms in the digestive tract.  It is estimated that 15-20% of the population have some degree of IBS.  Just over 50% of all patients presenting to health care providers for digestive symptoms will receive […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

January 12, 2021

Indigestion, IBS, Reflux Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Difficulty Eczema and Rashes Fatigue, Joint and Muscle pain/stiffness Gluten Sensitivity   We Now Have Answers Food sensitivities have been a controversial topic within medicine.  The opinions range from the idea that food sensitivities do not exist, to they are a significant potential cause of many health problems.  As […]

The Food Sensitivity Controversy

August 23, 2018

The Brain is highly affected by food and is sensitive to what we eat Immune reactions against food can alter cortisol levels and brain activation levels When the brain is abnormally activated over an extended period of time, it will “learn” that activation pattern Having a continued alertness response in the brain eventually becomes anxiety […]

Food Sensitivities and Anxiety

March 5, 2014

Abdominal bloating/Pain Reflux and indigestion Diarrhea/Constipation Fatigue Brain Fog Anxiety Skin Problems Genetic modification and hybridization of food Immune system overload caused by environmental chemicals and toxins Food sensitivities are becoming very common due to several changes in our food supply and environment.  Patients diagnosed with a food sensitivity typically have suffered through a long […]

What is a Food Sensitivity?

February 19, 2014

Grain consumption has significantly increased in most diets which can cause difficulty in the brains ability to produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that is thought to be involved in depression, anxiety, and some eating disorders It appears that the common grains in the western diet interfere with tryptophan blood levels and […]

Grains, Our Brains and Depression

September 12, 2013

It Could Be Gluten Sensitivity Chronic migraine headaches are common and can be very disabling. Some new data has found a rather striking relationship between gluten sensitivity and these headaches suggesting that this relationship should be explored in anyone with these headaches. A study done jointly at Columbia University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine […]

Chronic Migraine Headaches?

November 7, 2012

Immune tolerance Antibiotics are being fed to animals in the food industry Chronic alteration of the bacterial population in the human gut is an important factor in the growing epidemic of food sensitivities Chemical additives in food or by other exposure stress the immune system The human immune system has the task of sorting through […]

Antibiotics and the Growing Numbers of Food Sensitivities

August 2, 2012