I see many patients and parents with children with ADD/ADHD. I commonly get asked if there is a diet to treat ADD/ADHD. The Feingold diet which was developed in the 1970s by Benjamin Feingold, MD, a pediatrician and allergist can be beneficial with children and adults with ADD/ADHD. The diet is very much like the […]
From soy to oat to almond, a wide variety of plant-based milks are available on the market so it can get a little overwhelming when knowing what to choose. I used them all and like to rotate milks in my smoothies! For those of you who aren’t familiar with pea milk, here are a few […]
There are three doshas in Ayurveda—vata, pitta, and kapha. Spring is associated with “Kapha” which is from March-June. Spring microbes support a balanced immune system, energy, sleep, mood, blood sugar and much more. Symptoms that your Kapha is out of balance include: excess mucous thick, white coating on tongue slow, sticky, sluggish bowel movements difficulty […]
Autism Awareness Day is about understanding and recognizing people on the autism spectrum. The world’s understanding of autism as a disorder has changed drastically over time. Research shows that many individuals with autism-spectrum disorders have underlying issues that frequently go undiagnosed and can cause and even exacerbate autism symptoms. Such issues include vitamin and mineral […]
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and derivatives of these grains. A gluten-free diet is traditionally used to treat individuals that suffer from Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that is triggered by an individual’s intolerance or hypersensitivity to gluten. Celiac disease can manifest in a variety of symptoms, […]
Over the years, the media has paid lots of attention to apple cider vinegar (ACV) and for good reason. An ancient health remedy, it’s known as a panacea for what ails us, aiding in weight loss, managing blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, lowering cancer risk, supporting digestion, and facilitating natural detoxification. It was used by Hippocrates […]
How did gluten, a naturally-occurring protein found in wheat, barley and rye – sources of nutrition for people over thousands of years, become so unhealthy? Many scientists attribute the increase in Celiac Disease (CD) and non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (GS) to alternations in wheat’s biological structure, the result of modern farming and bread-making practices and the […]
Oven roasted ham, handmade cookies and candy canes galore. December is a very delicious time of year. With Christmas, and a lot of holiday parties to look forward to, it can be easy to gain weight this time of year. Not to mention that most of our holiday comfort food is full of extra fats, […]
While quinoa is actually a seed, it’s prepared and eaten much like rice and other grains. Quinoa is awesome for protein, fiber, energy, and iron!
An imbalance in gastrointestinal (GI) flora can create health issues and is typically the result of poor diet, stress, use of antibiotics, illness and food allergies.