Soy WHAT? It’s not all that it’s cracked up to be

This post was originally an email that I sent out to my email subscribers that got so much feedback & commentary I thought it really should be a blog, too. Caveat: this post is an overview, a skating over of all the *beef* I have with soy, with some loopholes […]

Gluten Free Alcohol

I get a lot of questions about being gluten-free and which alcohols are OK to consume, and so wanted to put together this guide. A few words first… The National Institute of Health?s Celiac awareness campaign, the Canadian celiac center, the celiac center at Columbia Presbyterian and maintains that […]

How to Reduce Gas and Bloating

An enormous percentage of the population experiences uncomfortable flatulence, gas and bloating on a weekly and sometimes even a daily basis. We think this is normal, but in fact it is not and often gas and bloating are symptoms of something else afoot in either the diet, the gastrointestinal system, […]

Celiac, Gluten Free and still having symptoms?

Being diagnosed with celiac disease can bring both relief – for finally having an answer – and a whole new set of worries ? ?what do I do now?? Learning how to navigate the grocery store, schools, parties, restaurants and venues can be a daunting task. Luckily, due to an […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS as it is lovingly abbreviated, affects nearly 50 million Americans. What is interesting about this syndrome ? you will note that it is not a disease ? its definition describes not what it is, but what it is not. IBS is not an anatomical or […]

A Different Type of Food Sensitivity, Histamine Intolerance

Diamine oxidase (DAO) is an enzyme that your body uses to break down ingested histamine. There are a wide variety of foods that contain histamine, and it is DAO’s job to break this histamine down. DAO also helps with the integrity of the gut lining, protecting us from leaky gut […]

Natural Relief for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn are terms that describe stomach acid backing up into the lower esophagus from the stomach. Acid reflux can be quite common, in fact, the vast majority of adults will experience reflux at some point in our lives. Typically, reflux is transient and […]

Got painful bladder syndrome/IC? Check out your gut…

Bladder pain, burning, spasm, urgency and frequency are some of the most exquisitely heartbreaking symptoms that can be experienced, for the persistence and permeation into all levels of your awareness, to the fact that conventional outcomes for non-infectious/non-UTI bladder symptoms are notoriously poor. Im talking about interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome […]

A new model of IBS

Over 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with irritate bowel syndrome (IBS), and it’s quite likely that at least that many of us are walking around with IBS but haven’t been diagnosed yet. Gas, bloating, distension, spasm, queasiness, stomach pain, intestinal pain, constipation, diarrhea – or a combination of the […]

All about FODMAPs: what they are, who should avoid them & why

A major aspect of the meteoric rise in the study of the microbiome is our understanding of FODMAPs and their role in a number of digestive disorders, including IBS, SIBO, Celiac Disease, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, chronic constipation and more. There are a number of conditions that have dysbiosis present […]

Habits/Hacks to Improve Your Digestion Without Changing Your Nutrition

Can you improve your digestion without changing your diet? Yes. What you put – or don?t put – in your mouth is undoubtedly important for gastrointestinal health. Not just food, but drink as well, medication and supplements, alcohol and drugs. Nutrition is a cornerstone of a functional, healthy, happy and […]

The Health of Your Thyroid Depends on the Health of Your Gut

It may not be an intuitive leap to consider that your digestive system and your thyroid gland are intimately connected, and that the optimal function of one feeds back on the optimal function of another. Yet, this is exactly the case. The body is an interconnected web, not a conglomeration […]

The Gut-Thyroid Connection: The Rise of Hashimoto’s & Autoimmunity

The story of autoimmunity and how it develops has many characters and many plot twists. Although the primary dysfunction rests within the immune system, that dysfunction is able to manifest from concomitant issues in other systems – most notably the digestive system. As you are well aware, consequences of autoimmunity […]