Are your supplement ingredients safe?

Many people with autoimmune and chronic health conditions follow specialized dietary and lifestyle protocols to manage their condition yet find they still suffer from symptoms. One culprit to investigate is whether your supplement ingredients and medications are triggering inflammation. Easy access to supplements is a mixed blessing The United States benefits from wide access to nutritional supplements,…

Glutathione for managing autoimmune disease

Every day our bodies work hard to cope with the effects of environmental toxins, food intolerances, inflammatory diets high in sugar but low in nutrients, sleep deprivation, and chronic stress. To minimize the damage, it’s important to support levels of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant produced by the body. This can be done by taking glutathione…

Do you feel worse on the AIP diet?

It wasn’t long ago that the “autoimmune protocol (AIP diet)” was unknown term for what used to be known in functional medicine as the “elimination and provocation diet.” Today, the AIP diet is a well-known tool in autoimmune management, and thousands of autoimmune patients have used it successfully to help recover their health. However, while…

New food sensitivity issues on AIP? The oral tolerance protocol

Oral Tolerance Part I: Sensitive to multiple foods and not getting better? Here’s why If you’re managing your autoimmune disease, chronic health disorder, or brain health, then you’re probably familiar with the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet, also known as the leaky gut diet or autoimmune paleo protocol. Prior to its rebranding online, functional medicine practitioners…

How to prepare properly for Cyrex Labs testing

If you are working to manage leaky gut, autoimmunity or other chronic conditions, you may want to do lab testing for food sensitivities and cross-reactivity. In recent years, new research has provided us with food immune reactivity testing that provides more accurate, consistent, and reliable results. I use Cyrex Labs for food reactivity testing because…

Hormonal imbalances? Estrogen clearance is vital to healthy hormone function

Estrogen dominance is a common hormonal imbalance in industrialized countries that plays a role in PMS, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), cystic breast disease, uterine fibroids, and breast cancer in women. In men, it contributes to larger hips, male breasts, crying, low testosterone, and more. Estrogen clearance is the body’s ability to break down estrogens…

Hormones making you crazy? The culprit could be pregnenolone steal

“Pregnenolone steal” is often the culprit behind the hormonal rollercoasters that affect so many women during PMS, perimenopause, and other female hormone imbalances. We think it’s normal because so many women are impacted, but it’s not normal. Instead, it’s a symptom of chronic stress that leads to pregnenolone steal — a mechanism in which stress…