I'm a Clinical Nutritionist - a different field from Dieticians or Nutritionists. Our area of expertise is the chemistry of the body - how systems talk to each other, how food, toxins, hormones, stress and nutrients affect us. We use "Optimal" lab ranges, not "Average or Normal" lab ranges. Most lab ranges are just averages of other people's blood. Many of those people are unhealthy and skew the ranges high and low, away from the optimal ... Keep Reading >
Heart Disease and Cholesterol | What Does the Science Say?
Heart disease and cholesterol science evidence says that heart disease is both more complex and more simple than eating (or not eating) bacon and eggs. Cholesterol does NOT cause heart disease. Many, many independent studies confirm this. This article explains how even the USDA agreed with this in 2015. Heart Disease and Cholesterol Science? What We Hear #1). Cholesterol causes fatty deposits that clog arteries and impair blood flow, leading ... Keep Reading >
Avoiding Hidden Gluten at Home and at Play
Avoiding hidden gluten? Avoiding gluten in bread is easy, but you need help to find the rest of it. Is it hiding in your pet's food for example? Whether you're Celiac, gluten-sensitive, or eating Ancestral or Paleo, finding hidden exposure to gluten can be life-changing. It was for me - breathing a tiny bit of oat dust in my pony's feed was enough to keep my Celiac antibodies elevated. Perhaps even more important? The impact your gluten can ... Keep Reading >
The Dangers of Testosterone for Women
The dangers of Testosterone for women are only partly known. Fewer studies have been done on women than men, and many studies are conflicting. Is Testosterone safe for women? When does Testosterone make sense for a woman? Listen in to my Primal Diet - Modern Health podcast on this topic on the player above or on iTunes. There are three kinds of Testosterone: the hormone we make in our body from cholesterol and DHEA, and prescription ... Keep Reading >
High Blood Pressure Myths and Lies
Do you know these high blood pressure myths and lies? Not knowing can lead to a lifetime of medication never resulting in a "cure". Medications may address only the symptom and not the cause of high blood pressure. Listen to this Primal Diet - Modern Health podcast for more info than is written here.... Hypertension is serious and can absolutely cause chronic illness or death. Getting it properly diagnosed - and treating the true cause(s) - ... Keep Reading >
When Is High TSH Normal?
When is high TSH normal? Does a TSH above 4 require medication? Are you really Hypothyroid? As many authors write, including myself..... Don't we want TSH to be between 1 and 2? This 2013 Mercola newsletter article caught my eye with this statement.... "Reduced thyroid levels (TSH levels above 5), for a lean individual following a low-carb diet, may be normal and healthy!" OK then! My recent bloodwork was puzzling, as my TSH had climbed ... Keep Reading >
Causes of Heartburn and Reflux: PODCAST
Eating and digesting should not hurt! This Primal Diet - Modern Health Podcast explores newer thinking in the causes of heartburn and reflux. Heartburn, indigestion and gas can be understood and fixed with some help and a new way of thinking. For example, if the neurotransmitter GABA is low, heartburn can be a sign of GABA deficiency. In this podcast I'll cover some surprising causes of indigestion seldom heard from your doctor but that I ... Keep Reading >