Bloating is a sense of fullness or “gassiness” or a feeling of distension of your stomach. You may or may not have an actual increase in the size of your abdomen. The causes of bloating are many, ranging from food sensitivities to your medications to very serious conditions like ovarian cancer. Where do you start? […]
Psoriasis Treatment: Does Your Lifestyle Matter?
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition of the skin, which results from a faster skin-cell cycle. The extra skin cells build up as red patches and scales, which may sometimes bleed or itch. Psoriasis is not contagious. This means you cannot get psoriasis from being in close contact with person with psoriasis or from coming […]
Should You Stop Eating Gluten-Containing Food?
(An earlier version was posted in April 2019. Updated November 2019) What Is Gluten? Gluten is a family of proteins found in grains like wheat, spelt, rye and barley. It consists of two main proteins, glutenin and gliadin. Gluten is the component of grains that helps them bind together, like when you roll out a […]
Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism: What is The Difference?
(This was first posted on my previous website in May 2016. Updated September 2019) Many of you have hypothyroidism and you are taking medicines like Thyronorm or Eltroxin or Synthroid or a combination of T4T3. It is likely that your hypothyroidism was diagnosed when you met your doctor because you felt fatigued or you gained […]
Is “Leaky Gut” Affecting Your Health?
Many of you tell me that you have “Leaky Gut Syndrome”. What does this mean? Internet definitions of “Leaky Gut Syndrome” have described it as a condition where your gut lining works like a sieve and allows bacteria and other toxins to pass into the bloodstream and causes symptoms like bloating, fatigue, etcetera. However, a […]