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Food Allergies, Sensitivities or Intolerance; What’s on Your Plate?

Recently, I was invited to speak at the Southeastern Michigan Dietetic Association (SEMDA) meeting on Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerance’s. So what did we discuss? The presentation began with an explanation of what immune and non-immune reactions mean . We discussed … Continue reading

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Grain Pilaf

The comfort of pilaf with the adventure of a new grain! Look at your diet sheet to guide your choices. Select an allowed oil, vegetable, and spice/flavoring, and allowed broth or water. Dice vegetable finely Heat oil until it sizzles … Continue reading

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If you eat food, this is your fight too…

Readers…this is word for word from the Organic Consumers Association.   They are a watchdog organization, looking our for you and I.  They wrote so eloquently, I saw no need to change it.  If you eat, this is your fight too.  … Continue reading

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What is Mediator Release Testing?

MRT stands for Mediator Release Testing.  It’s a test used to identify delayed food allergies or sensitivities.  Being in the field, I usually use the term “allergy” for reactions that occur quickly after ingestion to foods like peanuts and shellfish.  … Continue reading

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Increased Intestinal Permeability

Gastrointestinal diseases are near and dear to my heart, both as an RD and personally. Not many folks escape this life without having a GI issue, OR, a downstream effect of a GI issue.  Let me give a few examples.  … Continue reading

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Heal Your Gut!

I frequently have patients with the diagnosis of “irritible bowel syndrome” or IBS come to see me. Most of them tell me that they were not really given any type of dietary guidelines but were simply put on an antidepressant … Continue reading

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One Man’s Food is Another Man’s Poison

One of the wonderful aspects of what I do every day is to create nutrition programs that are customized to my patients needs.  In order to do this I must make every effort to understand the root causes of their … Continue reading

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Can Probiotics help with Weight-Loss?

The number of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract greatly outnumber the cells in your body; your gut has 100 trillion microorganisms while you have about 10 trillion cells in your body! What this means is that the microflora in your … Continue reading

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