Articles in: Food Sensitivities

In an article called, “The Most Important Half Inch of the Body,” included in this section, I discuss how undigested foods can irritate the gut and cause congestion of the intestinal villi, resulting in lymphatic congestion and hypersensitivities. Instead of taking the hard to digest foods out of the diet, let’s reboot the digestive strength that you were always meant to have.

How Sweets Accelerate Aging

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study published this month in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) looked at the average sugar intake of over 31,000 people over a five year period. The findings showed that between the years 2005 and 2010, 71% percent of Americans ate more than one tenth of their calories […]

Soy: Friend, or Foe?

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes By now we have all been sufficiently confused about the merits and dangers of soy. Ancient writings from China suggest that the soybean was traditionally considered unfit for human consumption. The reason may be that the soybean is uniquely endowed with certain toxic anti-nutrients that are extremely hard to digest. […]

Does Super Gluten Exist?

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There are many factors that are blamed for the recent rise of gluten intolerance and celiac disease in America. Among the most common cited is increased gluten content in wheat as a result of wheat breeding. To sort this out, the Department of Agriculture commissioned to investigate this issue. (1) Here is what they came […]

Do You Have the Dairy Gene?

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According to Dr. John Hawks, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, we are all still evolving and quite rapidly. Although it might take 10,000 years for these genetic changes to be measurable, we are no doubt actively adapting to this new and crazy world. In genetic terms, it was quite […]

Get Smart and Lose Weight with this Saturated Fat

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The local people of Kerala, on the southwestern coast of India, claim that the earth’s very first coconut tree came from their soil. They called it the “tree of life” because every part of the tree – the root, the fruit, the leaves, the trunk – is utilized in a multitude of ways to support […]

Are You Lactose Intolerant?

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Lactose intolerance is not new! DNA evidence extracted from Neolithic skeletons indicates that, in 5500 BC, people in Northern Europe were also lactose intolerant. (1) Earthenware vessels found in England and dated to 4500 BC contain milk byproducts, indicating milk was used. (2) Ayurveda addressed lactose intolerance thousands of years ago in a way that […]

Gluten Free? You Won’t Believe This!

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In a recent report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a gluten-free diet was measured for its effectiveness at shedding pounds. According to Mayo Clinic’s gluten expert, Joseph Murray MD, there is no evidence that a gluten free diet will affect weight loss. In fact, in this study conducted on celiac patients on a […]

Summer Weight Gain, Bloating, Constipation

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Surprisingly, we all have a slower and weaker digestive system during the summer months. I know this sounds hard to believe, but have you noticed yourself: Gaining weight? Having sluggish bowel movements? Carrying extra weight or bloat around your tummy? All this even though you didn’t really eat bad or pig out. You may be […]