The discussion of the changes to our diet over the past 100 years that are driving the many chronic diseases common in society can be complex.  However, there are a few indicators which are key and relatively easy to look at.  Perhaps the most important indicator is the sugar to fiber ratio or sugar:fiber.  A […]

Simple Dietary Measures to Look at to Ensure a Healthy Diet

July 25, 2022

Omega-3 fatty acids (FAs) are essential fatty acids.  This means that the body needs them for different functions, and they must be consumed as the body cannot make them from other sources.  Systems that are particularly dependent upon the availability of omega-3 FAs are the immune system, the cardiovascular system and the brain. There are […]

The Omega-3 Fatty Acid DHA Offers Protection Against Alzheimer’s Disease

July 12, 2022

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease in which an immune antibody reaction to gluten begins to cause cross reaction against the lining of the small intestine. It is associated with intestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea as well as many symptoms outside of the digestive tract such as fatigue, anemia, osteoporosis, joint […]

Why Celiac Disease is Increasing

June 30, 2022

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a disorder of nerves within the body, particularly in the legs/feet and arms/hands. Symptoms include: Loss of sensation to touch, vibration, and temperature Intense pain called neuropathic pain Muscle weakness. The various symptoms relate to the degeneration of different types of nerve fibers within the nerve; motor fibers in the case […]

Peripheral Neuropathy

February 24, 2022

A new modeling study that looked at the impact of positive dietary change produced some eye-opening numbers. Much like saving for retirement, dietary benefit compounds over time so the earlier it is started, the more benefit is gained. The changes examined represent changing from the typical Western diet, or as it is alternatively called, the standard […]

The Longevity Benefit of Dietary Change – It is more than most think

February 10, 2022

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

Osteoporosis is a growing problem with the aging of the population. The CDC recently published data showing that in the 50 and older population 1 in 5 women have osteoporosis. By age 65 and older this has increased to 1 in 4 women. Osteopenia, which is the precursor to osteoporosis, occurs in 1 in 2 […]

Laser Therapy for Osteoporosis – Helping Bones Back to a Regenerative State

January 13, 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

IBS – Part 2 Food sensitivities and food allergies are often confused.  Persons suspected of having a food sensitivity often report, “I was tested for that and nothing was found”.  More in-depth discussion reveals that testing was done with skin testing, a method of testing that examines allergies rather than sensitivities. Allergies are caused by […]

The Many Faces of Food Sensitivities

January 14, 2021