Research continues to confirm the link between wheat and inflammation. As I have told patients for years, it is NOT just the gluten that is concerning. Other parts of the wheat have also been shown to cause inflammation. Probably the most detailed testing of reactivity to wheat is by Cyrex Labs–Array 3. This is NOT the same as Celiac testing, but gives much broader scope to the testing for antibodies against parts of the wheat molecule. Please schedule an appointment to see if this testing is appropriate for you.
Archive Category: Miscellaneous
October 31st, 2016
October 17th, 2014
Tis the season to cozy up with some delicious tea! One of my favorites is my homemade chai tea. It’s easy, delicious, AND makes your whole house smell wonderful!! Just simmer the following ingredients for about 30 minutes, strain and enjoy! Some people like to add black tea while simmering–this may be a problem if you want to sip it before bed. Some people also like to add milk (cow, goat, almond, coconut, etc.) or honey, but I find it perfect without them. Hope you like it as much as I do!!
- 4 quarts of water
- 14 Cardamom pods
- 1/2 tsp whole black pepper
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 1 cinnamon stick (or about 2 tsp cinnamon “chips”)
- About a thumb-sized piece of ginger, chopped coarsely
October 6th, 2014
This is an interesting report showing that glucosamine and chondroitin may be more effective that Celebrex for pain relief of osteoarthritis. If you suffer from osteoarthritis, avoid gluten, avoid commercially-raised meat, avoid all food intolerances, include turmeric and lots of colorful fruits and veggies, and try glucosamine/chondroitin!
July 11th, 2014
This article reviews the potential for serotonin syndrome with Garcina cambogia. Please use caution. Read more here.
September 10th, 2013
Research is confirming what you probably already have experienced: that winter colds are harsher and shorter-lived but summer colds tend to linger on and on. We’re not crazy–let’s just support our immune systems with healthy diet filled with fruits and veggies, exercise, and adequate sleep ALL YEAR (imagine that) and add in supportive herbs (e.g., echinacea, elderberry, Mahonia, etc.) and nutrients (Vit. C, D, E, etc.) as needed. To your health!!
August 8th, 2013
Are you struggling to lose weight? Try getting 8 hours of sleep nightly. There is absolutely no substitute for adequate sleep (and exercise, too), and it may be the ticket to weight loss for you.
June 24th, 2013
This study reports that catching up on sleep over the weekends may indeed reduce your risk of diabetes. Check out this link . . .
March 1st, 2013
Here is a helpful link to help you select a water filtration system!
September 13th, 2012
There seems to be an increasing amount of evidence for the health benefits of coffee. In this report, coffee is shown to reduce pain. It’s interesting that they consider this a new finding–over-the-counter medications such as Excedrin have know this for years.