Can eggs cause Gallbladder Problems? Yes! I have seen many client's digestive and Gallbladder symptoms improve after eliminating eggs. If you've already lost your gall bladder, even more reason to study this connection now. What Does the Gallbladder Do? The liver makes bile and sends it to the Gallbladder under the liver. It concentrates and stores bile until needed to digest fats. The Gallbladder is connected to the top of the small ... Keep Reading >
How to Do a Paleo Elimination Diet
A Paleo Elimination Diet is useful to look for food intolerances and digestive issues. But foods can also cause a wide variety of symptoms: rashes, throat clearing, snoring, reflux, pain in various areas of the body and more. Steps For a Paleo Elimination Diet 1). First, let's assume you are eating what I call "true and correct Paleo". Misconceptions about Paleo occur when you use information from random sources rather than people who work with ... Keep Reading >
5 Reasons to Fix Your Child’s Stomach Aches
It's important to fix your child's stomach aches. It's surprising how many parents don't realize their kids hurt. Children don't know tummies are not supposed to hurt. They may think it's normal. (That would be the younger me). Or no one ever asked. I always ask kids and teens in my clinic if anything hurts. The question can surprise them, especially if they're seeing me for allergies. But explaining that pain (or constipation, gas, diarrhea) ... Keep Reading >
How to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Food
Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with food, and go for a lasting resolution. If you have diarrhea, oily stools, gas or gut pain, my version of the Elimination Diet and Low Fodmaps Diet for IBS is worth a try. NOTE: THIS WON'T BE EASY BUT THE PAYOFF CAN BE HUGE! IBS at its simplest is just two things: incomplete digestion and improper absorption of food (they're different). Inflammation of the gut and yeast or bacterial overgrowth are part of ... Keep Reading >
What Are the Best Grains to Add to Paleo?
What are the best grains to add to Paleo? Here's my Primal Diet - Modern Health podcast on this topic and an article for you too... The Paleo Diet eliminates cereal grains such as wheat, rice and corn, and the pseudo-grains such as quinoa, millet and buckwheat. This article on "The Definitive Guide to The Paleo Diet" explains why, what to eat, what kinds of fats, tubers, vegetables and much, much more. We avoid grains (grass seed) because ... Keep Reading >
10 Healthy Ways to Reduce Stomach Bloating
Reduce stomach bloating the healthy way, without toxic fasts or cleanses... Fix the true causes of belly bloat and you'll be healthier as well as trimmer. What causes abdominal bloating? Stomach bloat is generally caused by food fermenting in the intestines (not a good thing). Eliminating hard-to-digest foods can work wonders for a bloated abdomen. (See TIPS # 1 - 3). Then let's look at Insulin Resistance, infection, the thyroid, gall ... Keep Reading >
Are Cleanses and Detox Diets Healthy?
Are cleanses and detox diets healthy? What about juice fasting, elimination diets, laxative herbs or liver tonics? Are there benefits to a short term cleanse if your long-term lifestyle is not balanced? With dozens of companies offering pills, books, meal plans and advice, goal setting is your first priority. What exactly is your goal and is this just a short term thing? Do you really just wish to lose weight but still talk about it in ... Keep Reading >
What To Do When Your Stomach Hurts
What to do when your stomach hurts! Tummy aches are different for different people and there are multiple causes. Is it a chronic thing, or does it flare up only when you're upset? Is it a food, an emotion, a "bug", or a neurotransmitter problem causing this episode? I'm prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and when pain or diarrhea hits me, I have to be ready. For me, it's usually due to an emotional challenge since my diet is so ... Keep Reading >
Does Leaky Gut Cause Autoimmune Disease?
Does Leaky Gut cause Autoimmune Disease? The idea that a damaged intestine could be key to Autoimmune Disorders is finally hitting the medical community. Why? Because autoimmune diagnoses are growing exponentially and physicians have limited tools to tackle them. With my own history of Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism), Celiac Disease, and probable Addison's Disease, I can clearly relate... What is Autoimmunity and why does it happen? The ... Keep Reading >
Irritable Bowel and Colitis: PODCAST
50% to 75% of us suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome. What is it, and how can you alleviate it? Listen in to this Irritable Bowel and Colitis Podcast. Gas, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation are all part of the "no known cause - no known cure" world of IBS and Colitis. I've had long personal experience with these bowel issues and have also seen hundreds of clients improve by doing the detective work needed to get to the ... Keep Reading >
Preparing Multiple Meals at Once: PODCAST
The Diet For Human Beings - my version of the Paleo Diet - is a simple diet. Cook plenty of clean proteins and veggies, adding the right kind of fats to everything! Condiments such as garlic, herbs, curry, hot sauce, avocado, olives and more keep recipes fresh each time you make them. In this podcast, I share my cooking goals, such as how to plan ahead to cook enough food for the week at one time! If I do that, I'll have my meals ready in ... Keep Reading >
Is It Bad to Cheat On Your Diet?
Planning a holiday? Ready to show everyone how well your new low-starch Diet and lifestyle choices are working? Are you already planning to cheat on your diet? Holiday time is NOT the best time to cheat on your diet! You're planning on having fun, right? So eating Mom's pumpkin pie made-from-scratch with flour, sugar, and milk is going to make quite an impact on your happy sugar-free, grain-free gut! I hear this so often from my Diet ... Keep Reading >