A gluten intolerance is the body’s inability to digest or break down the gluten protein found in wheat and certain other foods and products. Gluten intolerance (or gluten sensitivity) can range from a mild sensitivity to full-blown celiac disease. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 1 out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease. This is a severe autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten consumption that can damage the small intestine. And another 18 million Americans are estimated to have NCGS: “non-celiac gluten sensitivity” (https://www.beyondceliac.org/celiac-disease/non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity/ ) Continue reading
In a study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, scientists at Arizona State University reported that healthy (but formerly sedentary) adult women who adopted a regular exercise routine not only gained weight, but increased body fat (not muscle mass).
Many of us already have heard about Coenzyme-Q10, the natural antioxidant synthesized by the body, found in many foods, and available in supplement form. It comes in two forms: ubiquinol, the active antioxidant form, and ubiquinone, the oxidized form, which the body partially converts to ubiquinol. Continue reading
Minerals are perhaps the most important groups of nutrients human beings require. Unlike some vitamins, for example, minerals cannot be made inside the body and must come from our diet, supplements or drinking water. Minerals regulate most bodily functions by participating in all chemical compounds in our bodies. They also form the structure of the body.
The ff. is excerpted directly from Elizabeth Agnvall’s article in the November 2014 AARP Bulletin. It is worth repeating.
Scientists have long known that stress complicates a host of health problems. Now they are discovering that chronic stress–a mainstay of modern life–doesn’t merely exacerbate disease, it actually can cause it.
Craving a handful of super sweet Medjool dates or those juicy strawberries from the farmers market? Enjoy, but careful! Your fructose consumption should be kept at 15 to 25 grams per day. Continue reading
More than 2 million Americans are affected by a type of arthritis called Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is one of more than 80 autoimmune diseases, each one having its own set of symptoms. RA causes joint inflammation that results in pain, deformity, fatigue, problems with range of motion, and resulting depression. Continue reading
Hooray, I have finished my academic studies and graduated with honors as a certified Nutritional Balancing practitioner! I am so happy to become a legal nutritional consultant, as I have been unofficially advising some of you about food as far back as 1985.
Along with my own 30-year journey studying food as medicine, I also have my clients to thank for motivating me to study the fascinating science of Nutritional Balancing. It is an extraordinary program that originated in the 1940s with Dr. Paul Eck from the University of Chicago and is carried on today by Dr. Lawrence Wilson.
I was surprised that a client ended our session last week by asking me, “Do you have a diet soda in the studio? Continue reading