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Food Sensitivities

As mentioned in the article, “The 16 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight”, food sensitivities may play a role in weight retention. You won’t find many studies to prove this point but I’ve seen it in clinical practice and if you look up the search terms “gut immunology,” and “gut permeability” you will find associations between […]

Why You Eat Too Much Food

This is one of the topics I wanted to tease out as part of The 16 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight. It should be no surprise to anyone that too much food will make you fat. But some people never think about what it takes for their body to burn through the food they eat. […]

Is Breakfast A Good Idea

Everyone says you should eat breakfast. I tell my kids to always eat breakfast because their brains need the fuel. Studies tell us that people who eat breakfast tend to have a lower body mass index. They say that most people who skip breakfast tend to eat more calories later in the day to make […]

Hangnails: Getting Rid of a Fingernail Pest

I bet that you’ve never used the term “paronychia” when talking about your fingernails. Paronychia makes me think of a scientific name I’d long forgotten in Biology class and frankly it’s kind of gross-sounding. So let’s use the common and familiar term hangnail because everyone knows what that is. Most women (and a few guys) […]

You Eat The Wrong Foods

There shouldn’t be too many surprises here but if you’re new to this kind of information you might find a gem or two. Admittedly, any food if eaten too much can cause health issues but I’m focusing on the foods people tend to have the most problems with their everyday diets. We all eat foods […]

Clinical Brief – Depression

There is no doubt that the condition we associate with the word “depression” has always been part of human existence. What we call depression is not a feeling in and of itself, rather, it is a suboptimal biochemical imbalance that we perceive and interpret as a feeling. Throughout recorded history, we have attempted to name […]

Why your “Brain Fog” could be a signal of something much worse.

Let me ask you some simple questions. Do you feel sluggish off and on during the day? Do you NEED coffee every morning, or even throughout the day to stay “on”? Do you suffer from what’s called “Brain Fog”? Have you been feeling that your “focus” is slipping over the past few years? If you […]

Clinical Brief – Natural Treatment of Depression

Do you want real solutions for fighting depression naturally or do you just want a pill? Next to lifestyle-induced diabetes and cancer, depression may be the most searched, and most talked about health subject of our time. There are a couple of reasons for this: Almost 15% of the adult population in the US is […]

Q: Is it okay to eat dairy when I have a cold? A: Are you a baby calf?

Every season brings its share of challenges to our immune system. The incidence of viral infections associated with respiratory symptoms is relatively low in the summertime but once the cold weather sets in, the challenge begins. Being indoors increases the probability of transmission from one person to another because of the close quarters and increased […]

The dietary fate of fats, carbs and proteins

For the last 40 years there has been major debate about carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, and how much we should every day. It seems that the recommendations change quite often and one decade you’ll hear the praises of low fat diets and the next decade high fat is “in”. This creates confusion for many people […]