On my blog, I talk a lot about how the ‘average Joe’ is better off following the least restrictive diet possible. The media likes to sensationalize claims about the health benefits of avoiding gluten or dairy (or other random ingredients), especially without much evidence/support. A lot of my motivation for debunking those claims comes from … More Intuitive Eating While on a Medical/Therapeutic Diet
I don’t know if it’s the nature of my job, but it seems like every woman I speak with seems to struggle with bloating. Trust me—I get it. A full, distended abdomen is no fun. But what made the experience of bloat so painful for me in the past had less to do with the … More What’s Causing Your Bloat?
Many of you know that my background is in natural medicine, meaning that my healthcare training largely involved counseling patients on lifestyle modifications — especially those involving food. Like many of my colleagues, a large proportion of my patient base is constituted by individuals struggling with inflammatory and autoimmune conditions which require significant diet changes … More How Common Is Disordered Eating? (AKA Why I Keep Writing About It)
Tummy troubles are generally pretty common today, and many practitioners attribute these symptoms to diet. Food intolerances and allergies are on the rise, and we are learning more and more that different environmental exposures, especially as related to nutrition, can have a huge influence on the development of autoimmune responses. Food and its effect on … More Dietary Causes of IBS Might Not Be What You Think