Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity Testing Although not always recommended by Dr. Kremer and other authorities on gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease, another way to determine if gluten is a problem is to eliminate all gluten for a short period of time (2 to 4 weeks) and...

Step 1: GET HELP! Going gluten-free can be a frustrating, discouraging, depressing, and downright confusing process. Where does gluten come from? What do I do if something is processed in a facility that also processes gluten? What about things like baking powder, caramel coloring, natural...

As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, I frequently attend advanced training modules hosted by the Institute of Functional Medicine. At the most recent module, on the subject of the immune system, I was provided information encompassing everything from the microbiome, inflammation, infections; to food and environmental...

While following a gluten free diet can be challenging at times, it is possible and it is the first step that needs to be taken when diagnosed with celiac disease and conditions involving gluten sensitivity. Unfortunately, CD/GS (celiac disease/gluten sensitivity) are permanent issues meaning that...

Low FODMAPs for IBS and IBD The FODMAPs diet was created by Sue Shepard in 1999 as a method for controlling symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by limiting the amount of “FODMAPs” consumed in one’s diet. While still a fairly new dietary approach among those...

Resistance of a Paleo Diet I recently attended a National symposium for physicians in the field of Sports Medicine. While a variety of presentations were offered, one of particular interest to me focused on “Nutrition for the Athlete” and was led by a Registered Dietitian who...

Did "Forks Over Knives" Get it Right? I recently watched the documentary Forks Over Knives in an effort to understand why so many have shunned meat and animal products in favor of a “plant based diet” after watching this film. While I commend these filmmakers for...

We live in a toxic world, and it is becoming even more crucial to reduce toxic exposure for the sake of our health. From the foods we eat to the water we drink and the products we use on a daily basis; TOXINS constantly surround...

Even in today’s highly advanced medical field, Celiac disease and non-Celiac gluten sensitivity are misdiagnosed every single day in America resulting in millions of American’s slowly and unknowingly destroying their health. In fact, Celiac disease is the most under-diagnosed and most chronic health disorder in...

The Paleo Diet- How Our Bodies Were Meant to Thrive The concept of a Paleo diet and lifestyle is based off how humans were eating and living prior to the Neolithic period, which is when agricultural practices changed our diet considerably. Grains (especially the genetically modified...