Embarking on a diet to repair leaky gut, or intestinal
permeability, can be a daunting task. But with cultured vegetables on the gut-healing
menu, the diet can also be fun and inventive. Culturing, or fermenting, is an
ancient art of preserving various vegetables that not only imparts a zesty
flavor but also creates beneficial enzymes, probiotics, and B vitamins, all of
which enhance digestive health. Also, for such a restricted diet, fermented
veggies add variety and convenience while capitalizing on in-season produce.
Counting calories, avoiding fats,
miniscule portions, living with hunger—dieting is a drag and the majority of
people eventually gain back the pounds they fought so hard to lose. Newer
research shows sloth and gluttony aren’t necessarily to blame for excess
weight, but instead inflammation, leaky gut, stress, and other health
Dieting slows themetabolism
influences hormones that control appetite
so you may become
hungrier, and can create a cycle of unhealthy yo-yo dieting.
You’ll have better success if you eat
with a focus on lowering inflammation, detoxifying the system, and meeting your
Modern life inflicts constant assaults on our bodies via industrialized foods, environmental toxins, chronic stress, lack of sleep, and our ever-growing exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) from cell phones, cell towers, cordless phones and computers. One of the best ways to continually protect our health against these insultsis to support your glutathione levels, your body’s master antioxidant.
Although your body naturally makes and recycles glutathione, modern life can overwhelm this system, depleting us of this vital compound.
Do you take thyroid hormone medication
but still suffer fatigue, weight gain, hair loss, constipation, depression,
cold hands and feet, or other thyroid symptoms?
Have you been told there is
nothing more that can be done for your thyroid symptoms because your lab tests
Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function,
affects millions of Americans. Many people continue to suffer from hypothyroid
symptoms and a worsening of their thyroid condition despite taking thyroid
hormones. This is because 90 percent of hypothyroid cases in the United States
are due to Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the
If you have iron-deficiency anemia, it
will be difficult if not impossible to heal from chronic health issues. Because it
robs the cells of oxygen necessary for basic functions, anemia is a deal
breaker when it comes to improving your health. Knowing how to identify and
address your anemia are crucial first steps to any healing program.
What is iron-deficiency anemia
Although there are many forms of anemia,iron-deficiency
is the leading cause
of anemia in the United States and the most common nutritional deficiency.
Brain injury prevention goes beyond
whether you wear a helmet. Two people with the same injury can have two wildly
different reactions—one mild, one debilitating—based on the health of their
brain prior to injury.
Although we can’t necessarily control
whether a brain injury happens from a fall, a car accident, or a blow to the
head, we can affect how well our brain copes with the trauma. More than 1.7
million people sustain a brain injury each year, and more than 5 million people
are disabled due to brain injuries.
We sit at desks, sit in traffic, and sit in front of the TV. Americans have lost touch with the most basic and unique human function: to walk. Walking daily not only wards off more diseases than you count on both hands, it also soothes the mind, inspires creativity, and heightens the mood. Even if you already work out regularly, walking can still deliver its ancient benefits.
Walking shaped the human brain and keeps it healthy
We departed from the rest of the animal kingdom when we evolved to walk upright on two legs.
As a naturopathic doctor, I give varying pieces of advice to people on how to
get healthy. Much of that advice is individual or tailored to the
specific needs of the person sitting in front of me. In fact, I feel
individualized treatment plans are a key part of my approach. I don't
just see a person with "health condition A" and give them "treatment A".
Very few "protocols" are used in my office. The primary goal is
always to identify and treat the underlying issues which result in the
symptoms each patient has.
Do you suffer from fatigue, brain fog, hair loss,
digestive issues, joint pain, or other symptoms?
Many doctors dismiss health complaints
because of an incomplete or poorly assessed blood test result. And,often times they only order markers looking for diseases instead oftrendstoward disease.
medicine, however, we use a blood test for assessing risk of disease before it
develops. We also look at test results with a fine toothed comb, noticing patterns and trends that are suggestive of developing situations, that standard medical training does not teach a physician to
Could your IBS, constipation, or diarrhea be SIBO?
Do you meet the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and can’t find relief? Do you look pregnant thanks to a bloated belly? Are chronic diarrhea or constipation your constant companions? If so, you may be a victim of stubborn gut bacteria, also known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO).
Full list of SIBO symptoms and related conditions
- Excess gas, flatulence, belching
- Abdominal bloating from gas
- Abdominal pain and cramping
- Constipation, diarrhea, or both