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 […]

One of the Best Functional GI Tests – the CDSA

“What tests do you recommend most often, and why?” This is SUCH a good question, because 90% of the people that find themselves sitting with me have never had this test run. The test I am talking about is this: the Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA). Many companies offer this […]

There Is More Than One Way to Have a Gluten Sensitivity

Long have I rallied against sentences like these: If you don’t have Celiac disease – which hardly anybody does – you can eat as much gluten as you want! Gluten is a toxic molecule unfit for human consumption in any circumstance! Statements such as these – in addition to being […]