Allergies

Candida and Food Allergy Testing Results

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Allergies, Candida | 5 comments

Why you are likely to encounter “false positives” when food allergy testing. It is very common for clients to tell me that they’ve been tested for food allergies and now they can’t eat this and can’t eat that….and they’re very sad and depressed about it.  The truth is that at the time of the food allergy testing their gut was likely inflamed and the microbiome, the good gut bacteria, and the bad bacteria were out of balance in the GI tract.  That’s often what happens from years of poor eating habits, stress and environmental toxins. Test...

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Food Allergy Testing—Necessary or Not?

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 in Allergies, Candida, Cleansing/Detox, Health and Wellness, Newsletters | 0 comments

I hope everyone is having a great summer! Recently, many more of my clients have been bringing in food allergy tests, saying, “I can’t eat this, I can’t eat that,” and feeling very discouraged. My response is stay positive. Food allergy testing can be valid, but there can be a lot of false positives. What I mean by that is that the reactions some people have to certain foods are acute sensitivities that may dissipate over time once inflammation and infection in the body is addressed. Most of the time, food allergy testing is not necessary when a 90-day program to...

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August 2010 Newsletter – Gluten Know Your Facts

Posted on Aug 1, 2010 in Ailments/Diseases, Allergies, Diet/Nutrition, Newsletters | 2 comments

Gluten-free food products are taking up an entire aisle in your health-food stores. Why is that and why is gluten bad for you? What Is Gluten? Gluten consists of two proteins, gliadin and glutenin, found in all grains but with highest concentrations in wheat, wheat derivatives (such as kamut and spelt), barley, oats, and rye. Oats are included in this list not because they are naturally high in gluten but because of cross-contamination in milling plants that also process wheat. The typical American diet consists mainly of white flour and wheat products. The large quantities of white flour...

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June 2010 Newsletter – Corn & Agave

Posted on Jun 1, 2010 in Allergies, Diet/Nutrition, Environmental Health, Newsletters | 0 comments

Summer is here: warm weather, barbecues, and corn on the cob. Think again before you eat that corn! Corn, along with soy and wheat are the most genetically modified crops in the U.S. Genetically modified foods means more herbicides and pesticides polluting your body. But what is more alarming is the use of corn in almost everything you ingest. Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, descriptively educates us on how corn is fed to cows, chickens, pigs, none of which can properly digest corn, making them sick and, as a result, they are pumped full of antibiotics. The...

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April 2009 Newsletter

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 in Ailments/Diseases, Allergies, Newsletters | 0 comments

Allergy Season – What to Do? Feeling dizzy, groggy, tired, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose, sinus and respiratory congestion? Know that you are not alone. This season has been one of the most intense along with Strep and a stubborn virus circulating that has been hard to put to bed. To combat the season strengthening your immune system is a must. As you boost your immune system you will help the body fend off reactions to pollens, particulates in the air, and viral infections. Tips on what to do: 1. Increase your Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a antioxidant and immune system  booster. Take...

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Allergies – tired with change of season?

Posted on Jun 11, 2009 in Allergies | 0 comments

Change of season this year has been tough. Most are experiencing lethargy, sinus pressure, breathing difficulties, headaches, drippy nose and sneezing. One thing that makes this change of season more difficult is the inversion layer (marine layer – June gloom) smashing down particulates (which increase each year), thereby reducing the levels of oxygen, thus resulting in you waking up feeling groggy and tired.  As the inversion layer decreases and we start waking up to sunshine we will all feel better.  Remedies to help during this season are Quercitin and Bromelain by NSI on...

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