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Why 95% of People Fail on Gluten-Free Diets

After seeing thousands of people in clinical practice, I would estimate that 95% of those who try to go on a gluten-free diet fail. For many of them, it’s not their fault. They follow all the guidelines of eating gluten-free foods like rice, oats, lentils, millet, and sorghum. They find amazing gluten-free cookie recipes with arrowroot and tapioca starch. All the while, they are ingesting tiny amounts of gluten containing grains. How does this happen? It’s called cross-contamination and it is far more common than you would imagine.  Read more about Why 95% of People Fail on Gluten-Free Diets

Vitamin K2 Decreases Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

Cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) disease is the most common cause of death in the US with over 801,000 people dying every year. Over 1,370 people die every day because plaques containing calcium build up in their blood vessels. This restricts the flow of life-giving blood to their hearts and their brains and may lead to a heart attack or stroke. But how does the calcium get there? Is it from the calcium and vitamin D supplements you may be taking? It could be. Is there a missing nutrient that can prevent calcium depostis in the arteries and thus arterial plaque build-up? Yes there is--vitamin K2.  Read more about Vitamin K2 Decreases Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

How Chemicals Increase Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities

It is hard to go to a party and not notice how many people have food allergies and sensitivities. Whether your host has gluten-free dinner rolls, dairy-free ice cream, or a peanut-free snack mix, many people are accommodating this drastic rise in food reactions happening right now. So what has changed in the last few decades? One of the many factors is our drastic increase of man-made chemicals. Due to our rising population and our feverish consumption of chemical products, data from 2010 shows us that we import or produce over 74 billions pounds of chemicals in to the US every single day. That is over 250 pounds of chemicals per person per day! Every year that number increases as our use of chemicals increases. Read more about How Chemicals Increase Food Allergies and Food Sensitivities

 

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Fried Plantains and Sausages

If you are looking for a very easy elimination diet breakfast meal that will keep you fueled throughout the day, then this recipe is for you. Plantains are an excellent source for complex carbohydrates that are easily digested. Use any type of nightshade-free organic sausage that is acceptable for phase 2. If you are vegetarian then try using cooked, drained black beans and ground cumin in place of the sausages. We like to make this quick and easy elimination diet meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!  Read more about Fried Plantains and Sausages

Nighttime Tea Recipe

Sleeping well is key to proper digestion and detoxification. When we don’t sleep our bodies produce more inflammatory chemicals. This can lead to a leaky gut, as well as pain and inflammation throughout the body. This tea calms the nervous system and helps prepare the body for a deep sleep.  Read more about Nighttime Tea Recipe

How to Make Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli sprouts contain a chemical called sulforaphane which is one of the most potent antioxidants and detoxification substances that we know of. These have been shown to greatly reduce the risk of stomach, bladder, colo-rectal, and breast cancer. Just add about 1/4 cup a day to your diet and watch your health change! Read more about How to Make Broccoli Sprouts

 

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