What’s the Best Non-Dairy Milk?

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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

Have you ever done drugs?  If you answered no, then you are probably lying!

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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). Continue reading

Here’s how a simple potato can kill you….

Here’s how a simple potato can kill you….

Ok, so I hope I got your attention with the title of this post!  Yes, it’s true that something as common as a potato can kill you. But before you get too worked up, you’ll be glad to know that cases of “death by potato” are extremely rare.   Continue reading

Nickel Allergy: It’s Not Just In Your Jewlery

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Growing up, I remember getting itchy, red bumps on my skin whenever I was exposed to to nickel-containing metals. I remember wearing a rhinestone-bedazzled leotard (okay, I’ll admit, I twirled the baton in parades as a child!) and completely breaking out in an awful rash. Every time I put on earrings my ears would begin to itch and burn. I even had to avoid the metal button on the inside of my jeans as it would cause this same reaction. Continue reading

WARNING! These 5 types of foods may be compromising your health…

 

What do dairy, gluten, potatoes, aged cheese and tofu have in common?  The answer is that they all are strong suspects for food sensitivities which may be compromising your health in many devious ways.  In fact, eating these foods may cause IBS, fibromyalgia, migraines, autoimmune diseases, skin rashes, sinus issues and many more in some sensitivity individuals!  In this article, learn more about what each of these food types are, where you can find them, why they are a problem for some people and what are some alternative options. Continue reading

Is Your Food Making You Sick?!? w/ Jan Patenaude

Copy-of-Food-Sommelier-Episode-ArtIn this tasty episode, I interview Registered Dietitian and Certified LEAP Therapist, Jan Patenaude. Jan specializes in the field of integrative nutrition and is one of the pioneers working with blood testing to diagnose and treat food sensitivities. She specifically works with a blood test called MRT®, or Mediator Release Testing. MRT® is a blood test that quantifies the inflammatory response to 150 different foods & food-chemicals. I know we’ve all heard a lot about gluten as causing ill effects for a lot of people but Jan shares a fascinating story about a patient who was deathly ill from an apple sensitivity!  Jan will also shed light on the difference between a food allergy, food intolerance, and food sensitivity.