Who’s Really Coming to Dinner?

Who’s Really Coming to Dinner?You might have heard American fare being referred to as the SAD diet – or the Standard American Diet. SAD meaning it is a pathetic excuse for real food. Too high in sugar, bad fats and refined carbohydrates, it has also been...

Strategies for Diarrhea

Diarrhea is certainly one of the more unwelcome of GI complaints as it can sneak up on a person out of the blue causing fear, alarm and confusion.For some, they may have been proceeding through life with relatively few GI complaints until the dreaded “d” came knocking...

SIBO Assessment

Do you feel uncomfortably bloated following a meal?Do you suffer from embarrassing amounts of gas (sometimes or often smelly) after a meal?Does it feel like your meals are not being completely digested?Do you feel better when taking an enzyme or other digestive aid...

Tips for Dealing with Constipation

*Check with your primary care provider first before trying any new supplements/exercise routineDrink a mug of warm-hot glass of water first thing in the morning with freshly squeezed lemon juiceFollow the mug of lemon water with a mug of hot meat or bone broth with...

Getting out of the rabbit hole called “IBS”

Been slapped with the ominous Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) diagnosis lately?  Shocked that such a seemingly sounding innocuous condition could possibly apply to you when it should be more like Pissed Off or Possessed Bowels?  There is a reason IBS happens and in...

Halloween 2015

Admittedly I am guilty – guilty of assuming that the addled thoughts in my brain area widely shared consensus. Today is Halloween, once a day for dark spirits andghouls but now more a time of unabashed sugar consumption. I can’t be a totalhypocrite and say “I...

The Pearls and Perils of Resistant Starch…

When I first heard the words “resistant starch” I thought it must be some kind of goop fed to laboratory rats to make their bellies expand till near explosion or perhaps some kind of spackle for wall paper. It was during the years of my nutrition education that the...

Becoming “everything free” to heal…

How is it that gen x’ers brought up on Lucky Charms, fish sticks and minute steaks (oh geez, was this just me?) are now suffering in droves from digestive complaints?  It’s not just this generation either as their parents (boomers) have record levels of...