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
Histamine is a chemical involved in your immune system, proper digestion, and your central nervous system. As a neurotransmitter, it communicates important messages from your body to your brain. It is also a component of stomach acid, which is what helps you break down food in your stomach.
Seeing your hair fall, even after you have been using that promising new product that you bought can be devastating. I’ve met women with a hormone imbalance who tried every product out there to stop hair thinning and/or hair loss. But you really need to understand your hair in order to give it what it needs.
Gluten is a protein found in the endosperm of wheat. All grains are a relatively recent addition to the human diet, having become an integral part of our meals with the invention of agriculture. It is no surprise that this comparatively modern food may contribute to states of disease for some individuals. For many, adopting a gluten-free diet is a sacrifice for greater health and well-being.
Many years ago I discovered something: When I stopped having dairy, I stopped having period pain. Since then, I’ve worked with thousands of patients and I’ve seen the same thing over and over. Stopping dairy can dramatically improve period pain, heavy periods, endometriosis, acne, and PMS. Stopping dairy can improve period problems, but not every time. It depends on the person, and it depends on the type of dairy.
Today, most people are eating way too many Omega-6 fatty acids. At the same time, consumption of animal foods high in Omega-3 is the lowest it has ever been. A distorted ratio of these polyunsaturated fatty acids may be one of the most damaging aspects of the Western diet.