If you suffer from severe allergies, histamine intolerance, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) or any other condition that causes your histamine levels to be higher or your body to less tolerant – then you know firsthand how powerfully histamine can rule over your life. With chronic illness on the rise, I’m seeing higher incidences of histamine intolerance and mast cell activation syndrome in my practice. Though these conditions can have overwhelming symptoms, there’s a lot that can be done to keep them in check.
Dietary oxalate foods are excellent sources of key nutrients such as vitamin C, folate, and fiber and are obvious essentials to maintaining a healthy body. While you read the following list that provides examples of foods containing oxalate, think of what food alternatives have the nutrients that these sources provide.
Cholesterol is still so controversial these days. Yet, for the first time, the scientific advisory panel for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that we should no longer advise the public to be concerned about their cholesterol intake from food. Today I want to highlight the opposite end of the cholesterol spectrum and ponder what can happen if our cholesterol goes too low.
I’m asked all the time if buying organic is worth the extra cost. My answer is always a resounding “Yes!” Not only is organic food safer for your body and the environment, it is nutritionally superior to conventional produce.
Amazon has been making headlines lately due to surges in counterfeits, imitation merchants, and elaborate fake review scams. The problem is so out of control it’s crushing small businesses and leaving customers with imitation products. As a clinician, what comes to mind when I hear all of this is the growing issue of fake supplements.
Your brain is the most important organ in your body. It keeps your heart beating, lungs breathing and all the systems in your body functioning. That’s why it’s essential to keep your brain working in optimum condition with a healthy diet.
Chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of nearly every type of disease, and one of the greatest health risks we face today. Autoimmunity is not one discrete category. Instead, there is what I call the autoimmune spectrum, and the more inflammation you have, the higher you fall on the spectrum. Fortunately, by reducing your inflammation you can work your way back down the spectrum, reversing chronic illness and returning to optimal health. And, there are a number of inflammation-fighting foods you can incorporate into your daily diet to help you accomplish that!
What are lectins? ‘Sticky’ proteins found in plants that protect plants from predation but can damage human tissue Why are they problematic? They can damage the gut lining and cause ‘leaky gut’ We have evolved to deal with some high lectin foods better than others Grasses, grain, and bean lectins we are less evolved to deal with