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

It is likely that >90% of packaged foods contain some GMO. Food sensitivities are many time more common than true allergies and they are much harder to diagnose. Food sensitivity symptoms may include bloating and sluggishness after eating, abdominal pain, dark circles under the eyes, chronic postnasal drip and sinus congestion. Food sensitivities are the […]

How Can I Have Food Sensitivities? – My Blood Tests Were Normal

September 9, 2011

Perhaps the best rule of good nutrition is to eat as much food as is possible that does not need a label (simple, whole foods). Unfortunately, this is not always possible and we must enter the jungle of packaged foods. The best defense in doing so is knowledge of how to understand from the label […]

Stuff Disguised as Food – How to Read a Label

March 30, 2011

In the past century, farming became “industrialized” and animals were raised in whatever way could boost yield and profit most. It is estimated that between 60% and 70% of health problems now are caused by nutrition. While many appreciate that we are what we eat, it is not well recognized that we are also what […]

Stuff Disguised as Food – Meat, Eggs and Dairy

March 14, 2011