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Why you may be ADDICTED to GLUTEN

I want to talk about the addictive component of gluten and why you may be addicted to gluten. When patients come into my clinic, one of my first recommendations is that they avoid gluten. There are a number of different problems with gluten, but [...]

Why you may be ADDICTED to GLUTEN2021-04-12T18:18:52+00:00

Are GRAINS healthy?

Seven thousand years ago in ancient Egypt there were northern Egyptians and southern Egyptians who were essentially genetically similar. The northerners began farming and agriculture and lived off a diet mainly consisted of grain. The southerners were hunter-gatherers, having a traditional diet living off [...]

Are GRAINS healthy?2021-03-29T14:30:58+00:00

Intestinal Hyperpermeability

What is Intestinal Hyperpermeability? What is Metabolic Endotoxemia? What is Bacterial Translocation? What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Do all of these terms really just mean the same thing? What all these terms mean is that the one cell deep lining of our digestive tract [...]

Intestinal Hyperpermeability2020-10-13T03:16:48+00:00

FOUR Ways We Are Depleting Our Immune System

At this point in time, we really want to make sure that our immune system is working well. Our immune system is our defence mechanism, against viruses, bacteria, pathogens, and cancer cells. We don’t want our immune system to be under functioning, or over [...]

FOUR Ways We Are Depleting Our Immune System2020-04-06T02:07:00+00:00

What are lectins?

Lectins are proteins in plants that are nature’s natural defense mechanism to deter animals from eating these plants. Lectins are considered anti-nutrients. Therefore when we consume these lectins, we humans are unable to digest these lectins and it disrupts our ability to absorb nutrients. [...]

What are lectins?2019-10-28T16:41:06+00:00

Are all Gluten-Free products healthy?

It is great that there are so many gluten-free products in the stores these days and so many gluten-free options that actually taste quite good BUT just because the label says “gluten-free” does not mean that it is healthy.  A lot of gluten-free products are still quite processed with low [...]

Are all Gluten-Free products healthy?2019-06-24T03:08:49+00:00

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

Wheat-free vs Gluten-free

Wheat has a large amount of a protein called “gluten”, but there are other grains that have gluten in smaller amounts such as barley, rye and spelt.  Therefore a “wheat-free” diet excludes the foods with wheat but you can still have other grains that [...]

Wheat-free vs Gluten-free2018-09-04T03:34:03+00:00

FIVE Tips for People with Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, whereby the immune system reacts against gluten and causes damage to the villi of the digestive tract, specifically the small intestines. This affects proper absorption of nutrients, which can lead to a host of other health problems. Approximately 1 [...]

FIVE Tips for People with Celiac Disease2018-03-14T09:22:38+00:00
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