A client recently asked me to write about the connection between gut health and energy production, as she saw a direct correlation between improvements in her GI health and increased energy. Without knowing it, she was experiencing the effects one of the most fundamental, and least thought about aspects of optimal health. (more…)
It has long been known that consuming too much sugar leads to metabolic changes that result in diabetes, weight gain, obesity and cardiovascular disease. In an attempt to allow people to ‘have their cake and eat it too’ food-stuff manufacturers introduced and heavily marketed artificial sweeteners as a “healthy” alternative to sugar. However, research over the past decade has shown that consuming artificial sweeteners leads to metabolic derangements that actually promote the very things they are marketed to help, namely blood sugar dysregulation, diabetes, weight gain and cardiovascular disease. A new study has begun to show us how. (more…)
Acid reflux (also called heartburn) is one of the most common disorders of our modern day society. And we take a LOT of drugs to try and reduce the burn – over 200 million prescriptions are filled annually for proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and other acid reflux medications. However, acid reflux is not a disease; it’s an adaptation by the body and it can almost always be corrected.
Food sensitivities can create many undesirable symptoms in the body, such as tissue swelling (hands, ankles and/or feet), bloating (abdomen, puffy face or double chin), watery eyes, running nose (especially right after eating), nasal congestion, heartburn, headaches, achy or stiff joints and cravings for certain types of foods. These symptoms oftentimes don’t appear right away, making it more difficult for the sufferer to correlate a certain food with a reaction.
Did you know that 80‐90% of overweight individuals have food sensitivities? Food sensitivities are becoming a new buzz word in alternative medicine, mainly because research is showing they can have a huge impact on overall health of not only overweight people, but anyone. There is often confusion about what food sensitivities are and how they differ from food allergies.
Last week we talked about the Corn Refiner’s Association marketing campaign of “corn sugar”. The cornerstone of their campaign is that “sugar is sugar”. That high fructose corn syrup is no different than regular sugar. This is false. (more…)