Delicious Paleo Custard

nutrition Mar 17, 2015

Every now and then, I get in the mood for something sweet. Don’t we all? As a Digestive Health Coach and one who follows a Paleo Diet, I’m not going to get my sweet fix from processed, gluten-filled cakes, pies, or cookies.

However, that doesn’t mean I have to deprive myself. Instead, I make my own healthy desserts with real ingredients. In my opinion, they taste just as good,...

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Why Acid-Suppressing Drugs are a Bad Idea

Uncategorized Mar 17, 2015

The use of antacids, such as Prilosec, Nexium, and Tums is widespread. Half of American adults have used antacids, and they are the 3rd most common over-the-counter medication. Most people take these drugs to relieve the symptoms of heartburn, reflux, GERD, and indigestion. However, while these medications may reduce the symptoms, they are not treating the cause. In fact, they are worsening the...

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The Link Between Food Poisoning, IBS, and SIBO

nutrition Feb 10, 2015

Digestive issues are all too common today especially Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). One billion people worldwide have IBS, which isn’t even a legit diagnosis. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means that other digestive conditions, such as Colitis, Crohn’s, and Celiac have been ruled out, and doctors don’t know what the problem is. They just know that you have certain...

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Is a Paleo Diet Nutritionally Complete?

nutrition Dec 16, 2014

The Paleo Diet has gained a lot of traction over the past few years, and with that, comes critics. In this article, I’m going to address one objection you might here about the paleo diet.

A common objection to the Paleo diet is that it is not nutritionally complete. This is due to the fact that paleo excludes all grains, legumes, and most dairy. It also eliminates all processed and...

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Pumpkin Spice Custard

nutrition Nov 18, 2014

Tis the season for all things pumpkin! I love the flavor of pumpkin in foods and beverages. Growing up, my favorite dish at Thanksgiving was the pumpkin pie. Sadly, most pumpkin pies contain ingredients that aren’t suitable for gluten-free, dairy-free, or paleo diets.

After avoiding the dessert table the past couple of Thanksgivings, I decided to make my own pumpkin dessert. This is very...

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Dairy-Free Coconut Whipped Cream

nutrition Nov 18, 2014

Who likes whipped cream? I do! However, have you looked at the ingredients in Cool Whip or Reddi Wip?

Here’s just a few ingredients of great concern: hydrogenated vegetable oil, high fructose corn syrup, sodium caseinate, propellant, carrageenan, corn syrup, polysorbate 60, non-organic milk.

While these products might taste good, they’re made up of highly toxic, inflammatory, GMO...

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Is Your Gut Leaking?

nutrition Nov 18, 2014

I want you to take a moment right now and think about your top 3 health complaints.

If you’re like most of us, then you are probably dealing with something related to at least one of these 5 problems:

  1. PMS
  2. Digestive problems
  3. Being overweight
  4. Fatigue
  5. Depression

While all of these conditions seem to be unrelated, they are actually quite connected.

As Hippocrates stated years ago,...

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Could a Gut Infection Be Causing Your Digestive Issues?

nutrition Sep 02, 2014

Digestive issues are all too common in today’s society. In fact, 10-15% of the U.S. population has Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects 2-3 million people in the US. These chronic symptoms of abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities, and fatigue can be debilitating and extremely frustrating. I get it. I’ve been...

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The New Frontier for IBS

nutrition Jul 22, 2014

Last Saturday, I attended a conference that was nothing short of amazing and incredibly educational. It was the Global IBS Symposium led by Dr. Mark Pimentel.

Dr. Pimentel is the Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is truly one of the pioneers of IBS research and treatment. I had previously read his book, A New IBS Solution, which was...

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Could Bacterial Overgrowth Be Causing Your IBS Symptoms?

nutrition Jul 07, 2014

If you struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you’re not alone.

In fact, 10-15% of the US population has IBS. That’s more than the number of people in the US with Type 2 Diabetes, and we know how prevalent that is.

IBS can occur anywhere in the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. Therefore, your symptoms can vary widely from reflux and heartburn to bloating, gas,...

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