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The Low Lectin Diet: Should You Try It?

Lectins are proteins that protrude from a cell’s surface, allowing it to interact with its surroundings. This article compares lectins to Velcro: they’re sticky, and while each individual attachment is weak, the composite effect is strong. Lectins are everywhere: your cells have them, bacteria have them, and most of your food [...]

By |2018-11-30T13:49:15+00:00November 30th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

“Healthy” Beverages That Aren’t

Beverages can add a lot of empty calories to one’s diet. Any sugar content will hit the bloodstream immediately, since there’s no fiber, protein, or fat to slow its release—which means sugar in beverages set you up for a glucose spike, and subsequent crash while the glucose all rushes into [...]

By |2018-09-07T09:22:45+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

When Iron Deficiency is Really Copper Deficiency

There are multiple levels of iron deficiency: low ferritin is the first, as ferritin is a storage form of iron. This can progress to low iron saturation in the bloodstream. Finally, it can become iron deficiency (or microcytic) anemia. The first two levels of iron deficiency can be caused by [...]

By |2018-03-23T09:21:53+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Counting Macros

There are a lot of trendy diets out there (paleo, ketogenic, Whole 30, Autoimmune Protocol, GAPS, Specific Carbohydrate, etc). They all have their merits, and I do put people on each of them in specific cases. But one of the simplest, longest term approaches is “counting macros.” Macronutrients: What They [...]

By |2017-12-08T08:20:15+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

The Relationship Between Hypothyroidism and Iron

Hypothyroidism is often responsible for hair loss. So is low ferritin, the storage form of iron. One of the main reasons why ferritin can decrease involves overgrowth of iron-stealing organisms, like candida. But hypothyroidism itself is also  associated with low serum ferritin levels. There are several reasons for this. The [...]

By |2017-11-03T17:53:28+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition|0 Comments

How to Eat On Vacation

Changing your diet at home is hard enough. So how do you eat healthy or adhere to a special diet while you’re not at home? I’ve been asked this question frequently by patients who are trying to switch from a Standard American Diet to a healthier one, or especially by [...]

By |2017-10-23T16:48:39+00:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Nutrition|0 Comments

Sulfur Intolerance

Biochemistry 101 Protein, one of the three types of macronutrients (the other two being carbohydrates and fat) is made up of twenty building blocks called amino acids. Two of those amino acids contain the atom sulfur in their structures: methionine and cysteine. A thiol is a compound containing a sulfur [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:32:22+00:00April 14th, 2017|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Detox, Nutrition|Comments Off on Sulfur Intolerance

Nutrients to Help Hair Regrow

TYPES OF HAIR LOSS There are four main types of hair loss: Alopecia areata. Considered an autoimmune disease, though researchers have yet to discover the antibodies involved. Characterized by small hair follicles and slower hair growth. Telogen Effluvium. While some 80% of hair follicles are typically in the growth phase [...]

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