Healthy Gut Made Easy

Gut health is the root of our immunity, brain function, mood regulation and is even has a bidirectional relationship with sleep. Whether you are ill or want to optimize your health, it’s worth learning about.  Researchers and clinicians are constantly finding out new information about the diversity of the microbiome. Stay connected and I’ll keep you up-to-date. Discover which approach to diet is best for you right now.

 

 

Is it Genetic or Environment?

Is it Genetic or Environment?

For a long time it was thought that mapping the human genome would lead to breakthroughs in medicine. What we are seeing in recent years as the research matures, is environment weighs in heavier than genetics. In fact, environmental factors account for over 90% of...

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Heart Health 101

Heart Health 101

Suppressing symptoms with pharmaceuticals to treat high blood pressure or cholesterol means missing the investigation as to why these are high in the first place.   We know that blood sugar issues and metabolic syndrome contribute to heart disease. In fact there are...

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Your Gall Bladder & Gut Health

Your Gall Bladder & Gut Health

Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gallbladder.  In the later stages surgery is necessary but I'll talk about how to avoid this and why.  A few years ago my dad had symptoms of a serious gall bladder attack.  I urged him to call the ambulance immediately.  I know...

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Are Green Smoothies Healthy?

Are Green Smoothies Healthy?

Meet a lucky little girl who couldn't drink green smoothies She was born with health challenges which led her to be in and out of children's hospital.  Green smoothies with raw spinach were being given as a way to get iron and other nutrients to her.  She wasn't...

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Are Statins Really Necessary?

Are Statins Really Necessary?

Two  patients came in recently with high cholesterol levels.  One is a woman in her twenties and another is in her 60's who recently decided to stop taking statins because of the side effects. There are some medications that do more good than harm.  Statins are not in...

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Taking the Good Out of Food

Taking the Good Out of Food

  A couple snapshots on food from clinic: My patient, “I was thinking about fasting on bone broth. Do you think that would help right now.” Me, “No. I do not.” My patient “You mean its best if I keep eating?” Me, “Yes. I’d like you to eat as varied a diet as possible....

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Surprising Facts about Iron

Surprising Facts about Iron

By far the most common underlying cause of fatigue, anxiety and insomnia that I’ve noticed in clinic is anemia or low iron.  Is this because many people fail to eat regular meals or tend to believe a vegetarian diet is more healthy?  These are contributing factors as...

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What Nettle Tell Us

What Nettle Tell Us

Your Own Health Reset Clear out your cupboards of any foods that come in a bag or box. We are going to focus on eating plants, protein and fats.  At the grocery store my son said, "We don't get that because it's in a box."  This is an oversimplified but helpful guide...

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High Fat, Protein and Diabetes

High Fat, Protein and Diabetes

"With obesity and diabetes incidence and severity now at truly disconcerting rates, it is time to consider the possibility that implicating dietary fat as the primary cause and advocating that it be minimized has been a fundamental error." (1) In fact a diet higher in...

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