The world’s most common psychoactive drug is not what you might think. After hearing the words “psychoactive” and “drug” most people immediately think of illegal substances and hippies from the 1960’s. But what you might not realize is that you probably are addicted to a psychoactive substance that you consume every morning: coffee. And in coffee, you’ll find the drug affectionately known as caffeine (yes, even most decaffeinated varieties contain some caffeine).
Food Additives 101
Sometimes I’m not sure if I’m even reading English these days when I flip over the back of food labels and read the ingredients list. Food additives like guar gum, carrageenan, natural flavors, and soy lecithin, are EVERYWHERE. Let me give you the 101 on food additives so you can be a more informed food sleuth next time you go food shopping! Continue reading
What’s the Best Non-Dairy Milk?
For many, consuming dairy, particularly drinking milk, can be problematic due to milk allergy or lactose intolerance. Stomach cramping, bloating, and loose stools may quickly result, leading many to seek non-dairy and lactose-free milk alternatives.
Luckily, food manufacturers have caught on, providing the grocery aisles with TONS of fantastic non-dairy milk options. The question remains, “What’s the best non-dairy milk?” Continue reading
5 Tips for Eating Out With Multiple Food Sensitivities
People must follow a restrictive eating plan when they have multiple food sensitivities. Often, I see this strange phenomenon occurs where they not only follow a strict diet plan, but simultaneously turn into a hermit crab! No more eating for pleasure, social events, traveling, exploring new restaurants, etc. They lock themselves in their homes and live in a state of fear and deprivation. Continue reading
Elimination Diets: Easier Said Than Done
These days you may hear all about the common use of elimination diets to help improve how you feel. Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, whatever-free…it may sound like a simplistic approach to some, but those who have undertaken the task know that it can be a lot easier said than done! Continue reading
To Rotate or Not To Rotate?
Helping hundreds of clients over the years undergo a variety of elimination diets has proven time and time again as an effective strategy for overcoming a variety of ailments. From digestive concerns to aches and pains to skin issues, elimination diets offer a low-risk, high-reward intervention for many! However, the debate lies in what to do once the elimination diet is “over.” Rotation diets are often suggested for those who wish to avoid developing new food issues…but are they the best option? Continue reading