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Zonulin and Leaky Gut

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This post is a review of an article that examines the role of zonulin on leaky gut. Leaky gut is a common issue and is seen in those with GI disorders of all kinds and is also a common denominator in countless other disease conditions.  It is called “leaky gut” because the lining of the […]

Eating Fire for Radiant Health

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Habanero peppers are so delicious!  This is just a short post to share with you one of many foods that are both super tasty but also have medicinal qualities. I love spicy foods, and hot peppers are some of my favorites to add to almost anything I am eating (beans and rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa, […]

Getting A’s

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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin.  That means that instead of being dissolved in water, it is dissolved in fats or oils.  For this reason, it can be helpful to take vitamin A-rich foods with a small amount of fat.   Vitamin A is stored in the liver until your body needs it somewhere else […]

Food fortification- A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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Fortified foods (sometimes referred to as enriched) are typically processed foods that have nutrients added to them.  They can be helpful and have prevented many diseases, but I hate them… Let me explain. Fortified foods have nearly put a stop to diseases such Scurvy (a vitamin C deficiency), Beri Beri (a B1/thiamine deficiency) and Rickets […]

Is a High Protein Diet Safe? An Evidence Based Answer

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A high protein diet is NOT biocompatible with human physiology. This post will address some common questions I get around protein from clients and students. One of my primary goals when teaching about nutrition is to help people understand that there are really incredible, highly usable sources of protein in plants! Let’s first establish a […]

Gas and bloating…and the pain that’s often associated with it

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Many people suffer from gas and bloating after eating.  It can range from mild discomfort to extremely painful (and sometimes even embarrassing).  Gas and bloating are especially common in those with IBS and constipation.1  (Even weak abdominal muscles and excessive abdominal fat can contribute to this issue.1)  Of course this can also be an issue […]

Fat: The Good, Bad and Ugly

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It seems most areas of nutritional science are surrounded by controversy… Well, at least until you’re able to actually look at the evidence.  Fat is no exception!  This post will share some important, research-based information on the good, bad, and ugly of fat.   Yes, there is good fat… Not all fat is bad or ugly. […]

Does a Low Carb Keto Diet Help with Diabetes?

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A nutrition friend of mine recently sent me a new study about how a low carb keto diet can help diabetes. It’s a great and fair point.  It’s evidence, right?  After all, it comes from a legit peer-reviewed study.  This study is clear that this low carb keto diet can help … but let’s look at […]