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I should probably be honest about something. I don’t eat gluten, dairy, or sugar most of the time. So it almost begs the question, why on Earth would I do a “detox”??? Well, as I mentioned in my last post, sometimes it is not enough to just remove things from your diet, although it can certainly help. Sometimes you have to improve the digestability of certain foods and find ways to increase uptake of nutrients...

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Welcome to the kick off! So why would I want to do a detox, but not really? That’s a very good question that I would love to answer. Keep in mind though, that these are my thoughts and opinions based on my education and personal experience, but in no way do I consider myself to be the last word on diets and detoxes. I believe different things work for different people, and you can be an authority on your body if you listen to its subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) signs and symptoms.

 

If you are celiac, you better sit down for this news.

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia are shifting into phase two trials for a celiac vaccine. Before reaching for a Mont Royal bagel though, you should know that although the phase one trials were very promising, they were done in mice and we have yet to see the results in humans.

 

If you read the New York Times this month, a controversial article entitled “Is Sugar Toxic?” by Gary Taubes may have caught your eye. Whether it delighted or enraged you, perhaps you can agree that at the very least it has ignited a thought-provoking dialogue in our society about the consumption of sugar. So, I present to you some food for thought. No really, here’s a recipe.

 

 

“I came here to start a food revolution”- Jamie Oliver

 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common disorders in women of reproductive age.

Symptoms can include obesity, acne, male-pattern hair growth on the body, and male-pattern hairloss on the head. And yet, despite its common occurrence, how it begins is still somewhat poorly understood. With more and more research being performed, it has become clear that PCOS can no longer be viewed as a solely gynaecological disorder, but rather a metabolic one.

 

Making your own nut milk is really fun and easy. Actually, not only is it easy, but it is also a great way to avoid all the starchy fillers in commercially made nut/soy milks, maximize nutrient availability, and save money. You can also feel really good about it regardless if your goal is to avoid dairy, or optimize your diet for fertility, pregnancy, or healing your gut!
Give it a try!

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