“Isn’t forgetfulness just my brain being full? Isn’t my brain just tired? Memory loss is normal right? Isn’t it a part of aging?” Functional medicine experts would answer loudly and clearly, “NO!”
It started early. The harm wasn’t intentional. We just didn’t know any better. Here’s my story of reversing my cognitive decline.
You don’t hear much about PREbiotics, the non-digestible fibers in certain foods that enhance the microbiome by fertilizing the colonization of healthy bacteria. Learn how they work synergistically with probiotics for healthy gut function.
Only one in six people who are overweight report maintaining a 10 percent weight loss for at least a year after a calorie-restrictive, hunger-inducing diet. But there’s good news – there’s a process that involves losing weight WITHOUT being hungry all the time.
As popularity in the Paleo (short for Paleolithic) diet has grown, so have questions from my clients about its merits. Many of my clients are nutritionally savvy – they’ve done a lot of their own research on hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, and adrenal fatigue, and come to me to help them sort out the contradictions and confusion and give them a supportive program with which they can start putting one foot in front of the other. And there is a lot of confusion about the benefits of going Paleo.
I get a lot of questions about food sensitivities. My clients want to know the difference between a food sensitivity and a food allergy. Here’s the difference. Food allergies cause an immediate response. Hives? Shortness of breath? Anaphylactic Shock? Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, or throat? Nausea or vomiting? Abdominal pain? Dizziness? These are all signs of a food allergy. Food sensitivities are shiftier and can exact an even greater toll on our health because they’re more challenging to identify, often causing the ensuing cellular inflammation to rage on for years.