lactose intolerance or dairy sensitivity

Do you have lactose intolerance or is it something more?

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Ask Dr. Kimberley, Food, Health 0 Comments

Lactose is a sugar that’s found in dairy products like milk, cream, yogurt and ice cream. In order for lactose to be absorbed from our digestive tract, the small intestine must first break it down by releasing an enzyme called "lactase". Unfortunately an astounding 65% of the population has a reduced ability to break down lactose after two years of ...
gluten free diet and gluten sensitivity

Is there a supplement to decrease the symptoms I get from eating gluten?

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Ask Dr. Kimberley, Food, Health 0 Comments

Hi Dr. Kimberley, I've never had issues with gluten until the last year or so (I'm now 53). While I don't get major intestinal distress, I do get some bloating. The biggest issue is that I get nasty bleeding blisters on my scalp. Is there a supplement that I could try to take that might minimize my reaction? Thank you ...

If you don’t have celiac disease can gluten still be the cause of your symptoms?

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Ask Dr. Kimberley, Food, Health 0 Comments

Hi Dr. Kimberley,I recently got tested for celiac disease because I have had a lot of digestive problems and have been very tired lately. My doctor told me that the test showed I don’t have celiac disease. I heard from a friend that I might be allergic to gluten even if I don’t have celiac disease. Would this have showed ...
removing your comfort zone

Are you Living your Life on Repeat? Time to Climb out of your Comfort Zone!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Ask Dr. Kimberley, Lifestyle, Mind Body, Psychology 0 Comments

Most of us can accept that exercise is something that we should strive to incorporate into our daily lives.  Invest some time and energy into a daily kettlebell, yoga or interval training session and you can proudly show off your toned abs and dominate that next fitness competition. Take a month planted on the couch to play video games or ...