Do OATS Contain Gluten?

Gluten is a large protein that is in a number of different grains. It can be challenging to break down and can lead to inflammation in the digestive tract. Oats are often associated with gluten and I want to explain the connection. Oats DO [...]

Do OATS Contain Gluten? 2019-04-15T15:25:30+00:00

Another Reason You May Be Anemic

Three reasons why people are anemic: Not consuming enough iron-rich foods Not able to absorb iron from the foods you are eating, hence heal the gut Internal bleeding such as heavy menses Here’s another reason that you may be anemic that is often overlooked: [...]

Another Reason You May Be Anemic 2019-04-02T02:11:53+00:00

Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Conditions

The goitrogenic foods include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, radishes, spinach, strawberries, peaches, soy-based foods, peanuts. These are foods that interfere with iodine uptake and suppress thyroid function. There were animal studies that found that the breakdown products of cruciferous vegetables called [...]

Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Conditions 2019-03-17T23:57:53+00:00

Will Iodine Worsen My Thyroid Condition?

We cannot effectively treat thyroid conditions, unless there is adequate levels of iodine, as iodine is needed in order for the thyroid to function.

Will Iodine Worsen My Thyroid Condition? 2019-03-11T03:39:02+00:00

Iodine and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease

Should iodine be avoided in autoimmune thyroid conditions? The controversy is around thyroperoxidase (TPO) which is an enzyme that is necessary for the production of both T3 and T4.  There is some evidence that consuming iodine will increase the TPO antibodies, which are the [...]

Iodine and Autoimmune Thyroid Disease 2019-03-04T03:56:25+00:00

Is Salt Healthy?

We need to decipher between table salt and natural forms of salt. Table salt is made up of mainly sodium chloride (NaCl), it is chemically produced, bleached, and does not contain nutrients or trace minerals. Table salt lacks nutritional value. Most of the studies [...]

Is Salt Healthy? 2019-02-18T04:34:08+00:00

Does Consuming Dietary Cholesterol Lead to High Cholesterol?

A common belief is that consuming dietary cholesterol such as butter, animal protein or eggs can raise your blood cholesterol levels. Another common belief was that high cholesterol is associated with heart disease and lead to clogged arteries. These are both “old” concepts that [...]

Does Consuming Dietary Cholesterol Lead to High Cholesterol? 2019-02-04T03:16:12+00:00

Does Eating Fat Make Me Fat?

Many people believe that eating fat will make you fat and contribute to being overweight or obese. Many people think that they need to be eating “low-fat” foods. Unfortunately, “low-fat” food are filled with carbohydrates and fillers, which has led to more health problems [...]

Does Eating Fat Make Me Fat? 2019-01-28T04:57:11+00:00

Best Forms of Iron Supplements

There are TWO main differences in iron supplements and this can explain why some work better than others. Synthetic vs Natural source Tablet vs Liquid Ideally, we need iron supplements from a natural source, therefore our body can recognize it and assimilate it easily [...]

Best Forms of Iron Supplements 2019-01-21T03:49:27+00:00

Do we get enough iodine from iodized salt?

Iodized salt contains 77g of iodine per gram of salt. The average American consumes 4-10grams of salt per day. The bioavailability of iodized salt is about 10%, therefore iodized salt provides between 30-77g/d and the RDA is 150g/d. Our tissues actually require about 6-50mg [...]

Do we get enough iodine from iodized salt? 2019-01-02T07:21:36+00:00
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