Digestive health and chronic disease have been linked together for decades, but still, only the systemic symptoms of gut dysfunction including autoimmune conditions, dermatitis, neurological complaints and even cancer are managed with pharmaceuticals. Digestive Health is Key to Preventing Chronic Disease Today an estimated 15-20% of the...

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten is comprised of the two main protein groups- gluteins and gliadins. It is estimated that about 1/3 of the American population have a sensitivity to gluten, yet only about 1%...

Paleo and Cholesterol If somebody had told me 15 years ago that today I would be preaching the heart health benefits of a diet rich in fats and abundant in meat and absolutely void of all legumes and grains, I doubt I would have believed them....

In reading my past columns, most have probably caught on to the fact that I am a huge advocate of utilizing natural resources for preventing and managing many of today’s common and chronic health conditions. This is the reason that I actively promote the Paleo...

Recently a handful of researchers at Stanford University conducted a study to better understand the health benefits of organic foods compared to their conventionally grown counterparts. This study, which included the use of 237 short term (2 days to 2 years in duration) reports, led...

Is the Paleo Diet- healthy or hoax? It honestly blows my mind that there remains any question about the validity of a Paleo or ancestral diet, yet it seems that on a weekly basis I hear negative (and oftentimes downright ignorant) claims around this lifestyle....

My Beef with Conventional Beef As a Healthcare Practitioner, Natural Bodybuilder, and die hard advocate of the importance in diet when it comes to preventing and treating disease, I’d like to take a few moments to discuss my personal knowledge and opinion about America’s favorite meat:...

As I promote the Paleo lifestyle among my patients, colleagues, friends and family, I am often met with puzzled looks and skepticism. It’s not surprising that many have a hard time understanding why removing things like grains, dairy, and soy from one’s diet would possibly...

A while back my wife and I took a road trip to rural Eastern Oregon to visit family. This trip was like any other as we began with a loaded cooler of Paleo-friendly fare and endured a weekend of interrogation around why my gluten-sensitive wife...

The Magnitude of Gluten-Free Living In the last issue of Paleo Magazine, I discussed my wife's recent life-changing diagnoses of gluten sensitivity and probable full-blown Celiac Disease (as indicated with elevated anti-transgulataminase antibodies as well the rest of her saliva test lighting up like a Christmas...