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Solving the Crohn’s and Colitis Puzzle

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I started my career rewriting the rules of nutrition by getting people off of sugar, gluten, dairy, and unhealthy fats. This was 1988, when no one was talking about gluten yet – except me. In my decades of nutrition practice, I’ve found a correlation between non-Celiac gluten sensitivity, dairy intolerance and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Removing these foods often leads to quick and dramatic healing responses if not total remission Read More

Overcome the Fungus Among Us

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How to beat the yeast beast in our bodies and the environment. Fungus and yeast are everywhere, and my good friend Doug Kaufmann has been on the front lines of the battle for 30 years, much like I have been in the fight against parasites.  I’ve learned quite a lot from Doug, who recently published this great article about the implications of fungus within our bodies. Fungus produces mycotoxins—chemicals that Read More

6 Ways to Break a Weight Loss Plateau

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Reboot your thyroid, detox, and sip a fat blasting cocktail to stop stalled weight loss. Albert Einstein said it best, “Doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results is the definition of insanity.” Picture this. You’re several weeks into your Fat Flush, Paleo, or Fast Metabolism diet plan. Your resolve is beginning to wane. You’re having trouble sticking to your regimen and you’re extremely frustrated that Read More

Are Parasites Your Missing Diagnosis?

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The hidden epidemic that can trigger weight gain, increase anxiety, destroy digestion and fuel sugar cravings. Over 25 years ago, the Chief of Pathobiology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Peter Weina, PhD, FACP, told me, “we have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the United States—it’s just not being identified.” Could unsuspected parasites be holding your health hostage? If you regularly struggle with a stubborn sweet tooth, fatigue, or Read More

6 Travel Tips To Never Ignore

Don’t let your dream vacation turn into a health nightmare. It’s the getaway you’ve looked forward to all year—an adventure to some exotic location—warm weather, sunshine, a change of scenery with maybe a palm tree or two. But, what you’re probably not expecting is the possibility of a parasitic infection that can leave you with a spoiled trip and an ensuing health problem that stays with you long after the memories of your vacation Read More

Are Parasites Making You Fat and Tired?

The epidemic that can trigger weight gain, hinder digestion and zap energy. Over 20 years ago, the Chief of Pathobiology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Peter Weina, PhD, FACP, told me, “we have a tremendous parasite problem right here in the United States—it’s just not being identified.” And that assertion couldn’t be truer today. A focus of my work since my book Guess What Came to Dinner? Parasites Read More

Toxic Travel

How to avoid bringing home surprising souvenirs. Getting away for a much needed vacation is the highlight of many people’s summer, but unwittingly being exposed to toxic invaders can leave you with a ruined trip and a problem that follows you home. You’re not a party pooper if you take precautions—you’re a smart traveler. Check out some of these ways to safeguard your long-term health by avoiding pathogens away from Read More

An Overlooked Cause of Hyperactivity

Only a half-inch long, pinworms are a big parasite problem. It’s hard to believe, but over 40 million Americans experience pinworm infections, or enterobiasis, in any given year. Unless the parasitic infestation is particularly heavy, though, most people will not recognize its symptoms. The most noticeable—and probably the least likely to be discussed—sign of these tiny parasites is rectal itching, especially at night when female worms deposit their eggs. According Read More

Headaches? Parasites May Be to Blame

Migraine may be an early warning sign of worms. Do you get migraine or sinus headaches? If you also have a cat, you may have picked up Toxoplasma gondii, a dangerous parasite from your pet. At least two recent studies suggest that headaches are an early warning sign of this inflammatory infection that—if unchecked—can lead to more serious neurological and immunological problems. While abdominal pain, anemia, fatigue, watery diarrhea, and Read More

10 Ways to Have a Super 2010

Sure-Fire Tips for a New You in the New Year. Now that 2009 has become 2010, it’s a great time to make some changes. Coming on the heels of so much holiday feasting, you’re probably considering a weight loss diet as well as other ways to become a new you in the New Year. Here are 10 ways you can slim down, energize yourself, optimize your health, and look as Read More