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Category: Nutrition in the news

Nutrition and Autoimmunity talk in Frisco, CO May 23, 2016

Just a quick post to let you know that I’ll be speaking at the new Natural Grocers Vitamin Cottage in Frisco at 12 pm on Monday, May 23, 2016. This talk is free and open to the public! Autoimmunity is directly related to the gut and digestion, and in this talk I’ll tell you exactly […]

Could You Be Getting Too Much Calcium?

For decades, women have been encouraged -and even bullied- by health and medical experts to supplement with calcium in order to combat a possible osteoporosis diagnosis in the future. But could this advice be wrong? “It’s now coming to the forefront through research that osteoporosis – the exact condition calcium supplementation is meant to prevent […]

Could You Be Drinking Too Much Water?

Are you over-hydrated? In an age when the idea that we always need to drink more water is drilled into our consciousness, it’s easy to forget that drinking too much water can be just as bad as drinking too little. Drinking too much water is called hyponatremia, and it can kill you if you’re not […]

Does Parkinson’s Disease Start in the Gut?

A fascinating study funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research looks at the microbiome (the population of bacteria in the human gut) in people who have Parkinson’s Disease. Lo’ and behold: research is showing a link between gut function and Parkinson’s Disease. Who would’ve thought there could be a connection between your bowels and the degenerative, capricious symptoms […]

The Link Between Nutrients and Mental Health

Believe it or not, your depression, anxiety, insomnia, or even schizophrenia or bipolar disorder could be linked to what you are eating… or not eating. Last week I gave a talk on the connection between digestion and mental health. There has been a lot of research recently on the gut-brain axis and specifically on how your […]