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Archive Year: 2017

White Matter Lesions Improve on Gluten-free Diet

February 21st, 2017

Here is a case of white matter lesions improving, along with neurological symptoms, on a gluten-free diet! What are white matter lesions? They are findings in the brain associated with Multiple Sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). And what about those who have neurological symptoms (pain, numbness, tingling, mental fogginess, vision problems, etc.) but “not enough white matter lesions to be MS or ALS? I think trying a gluten-free diet is indicated–schedule an appointment to learn more and assess if this would be a good plan for you.

Mustard Pack

February 7th, 2017

The Mustard Pack treatment can be very helpful as part of treatment for bronchitis and chest congestion. It is a simple treatment using dry mustard, flour (yes, gluten-free flour works, too), and water. Please see the attached instructions. As always, consult your doctor when ill as this is just part of a full treatment plan. To your health!!

Mustard Pack

Sauna Bathing May Reduce Risk of Dementia in Men

January 13th, 2017

A recent study reveals that regular sauna bathing reduced the risk of dementia by 66% in men. More research, including on women, is needed, but these results are encouraging. The detoxification abilities of sauna bathing have long been noted. I’m pleased to now offer far-infrared sauna treatments at my office. Please call for your appointment!

Resistant Starches and Weight Loss?

January 13th, 2017

Findings suggest that resistant starches in foods may increase metabolic rate and possibly support weight loss. More research is needed, of course. And don’t over-eat resistant starches either! But you may enjoy a baked potato–cooled in refrigerator then re-warmed–occasionally 🙂 Check out this article.

Winter Blues? Light Therapy May Help

January 13th, 2017

Winter blues effect many people, especially women. Light therapy may be a great addition to your winter health regime–attached is a great article describing one person’s experience. Also, do try and get outdoors daily. Take Vitamin D if you are deficient. Exercise. And eat healthy foods–I like adding fresh ginger root or jalepeno to my green smoothies to warm them up!

Obesogens May Be Thwarting Weight-Loss

January 13th, 2017

For so many of us, weight loss is becoming more and more difficult and obesity is on the rise. A very real culprit may be hidden “obesogens”. Xenoestrogens have long been known to increase risk of weight gain and difficult weight loss. Avoiding plastics and parabens can help–see the attached article for more information.

Delicious Paleo Biscuits

January 13th, 2017

Golly, with this wintry blast of cold and snow in the Pacific Northwest, I got a hankering for some warm biscuits with my soup. I wasn’t convinced that a flour-free version could be tasty, but I was WRONG! These are delicious!! I adapted the recipe from “The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook” by Elana Amsterdam. I used 1/4 cup honey, but found it was a little sweeter than I liked so reduced the amount in the attached recipe. I hope you enjoy these as much as my husband and I have!

Delicious treat!

Paleo Biscuits–a delicious treat!

Paleo Drop Biscuits 2017