digestive health

Celiac disease

Scary link between celiac disease and nerve damage

May 18, 2015

Link between celiac disease and nerve damage In a recent article published in Time magazine, discusses new findings regarding celiac disease (CD) from a longitudinal study done in Sweden. The article highlights findings from the scientific journal JAMA Neurology which looked at data from every person diagnosed with CD in Sweden from 1969-2008. It is estimated that about…

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Got leaky gut? Get help now!

May 16, 2015

Leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability) is just that: a leaky digestive tract. After we eat food, it is broken down, and as it passes down our digestive tract and through our small intestine, key nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream by passing through the cells that line our digestive tract. One of the central functions…

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Celiac disease and going gluten-free

Seriously, celiac disease?

May 3, 2015

  May is celiac disease awareness month and the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), is starting a new campaign to educate families about this autoimmune disorder. What is celiac disease? Celiac disease (CD) is a genetic autoimmune condition that is triggered by the protein gluten. In celiac, gluten causes damage to the lining of…

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Acupuncture and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

April 7, 2015

Do you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? According to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States have IBS (source). This all-too-common disease is characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, excess gas, and irregular bowel movements. While there’s no known cure for IBS,…

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Alternative Treatment for IBS

April 2, 2015

  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disease suffered by an estimated 25-45 million people in the United States. Symptoms include chronic abdominal pain, bloating, excess gas and irregular bowel movements. Symptoms can be brought on by a number of triggers including anxiety, insomnia and stress. Although there is no known cure to IBS,…

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Summer eating tips

Summer Eating Tips

September 29, 2014

  Summer Eating Tips for Optimal Wellness It should come as no surprise that I recommend eating lots of fruits and vegetables in the summer. In fact, I recommend eating fruits and vegetables all year, but in the summer they are especially important. Finding local veggies at the Farmer’s market is your go-to source. Summer…

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