How to do an Elimination Diet to Identify your Food Sensitivities

How to do an Elimination Diet to Identify your Food Sensitivities

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This is the final article in a blog series I’ve been writing all about food sensitivities, allergies, and intolerances. So far we’ve covered: 10 Signs that you may have Food Sensitivities or Intolerances What’s the Difference Between Food Allergies, Sensitivities & Intolerances? Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances Food Sensitivity Testing – Is it Science-Based? In this post, ...
Is Food Sensitivity Testing Science-Based?

Food Sensitivity Testing – Is it Science-Based?

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IgG food sensitivity testing is a blood test that I utilize in my naturopathic practice to help my patients personalize their diet while transforming their health and energy in the process. In this blog post I discuss the science behind food sensitivity testing, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using IgG food sensitivity testing to personalize your nutritional ...
Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

Top 10 Most Common Food Sensitivities and Intolerances

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Recently I shared the top 10 signs and symptoms that may indicate you have food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances, as well as the difference between each of these reactions.  Today I’m sharing specifically which foods are the most common food sensitivities, and some of these foods may surprise you! Although the foods I list below are the most common food ...
Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances… What’s the Difference?

What’s the Difference Between Food Allergies, Sensitivities & Intolerances?

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As a naturopathic doctor, I help my patients to identify and address the root cause of their symptoms including fatigue, bloating, sinus congestion, digestive upset, joint pain, headaches, acne, and eczema. Did you know that all of these symptoms can be caused directly by various reactions to specific foods? Today I’m walking you through the five types of adverse food ...

10 Signs that you may have Food Sensitivities or Intolerances

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Food sensitivities and intolerances are different from food allergies and they cause an entirely different set of symptoms in your body. These delayed immune reactions to food are extremely common and lead to a number of the chronic symptoms that I see my patients struggling with on a day-to-day basis. Thankfully, the symptoms of food sensitivities can often quickly be ...
9 Habits to Lose Weight Naturally

9 Habits to Help You Lose Weight Naturally and Keep it Off for Good!

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There are a few habits I share daily with my patients that make the world of difference when it comes to boosting their metabolism and preventing that gradual upward climb of the digits on the scale, and I'm excited to share this information with you here today!  Before studying to become a naturopathic doctor I found my weight seemed to ...
prevent holiday bloating

7 Strategies to Prevent Holiday Bloating & Better Digest your Meal

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Although one of the best parts of the holidays is enjoying delicious food, no one wants to feel bloated and unwell after finishing their meal! As a Naturopathic Doctor, I’m often asked how to improve digestive function and prevent holiday bloating, so I’ve compiled a list of my top 7 suggestions in hopes they will help you too! By incorporating ...
10 Coffee Alternatives to Improve your Health & Energy!

10 Coffee Alternatives to Improve your Health & Energy!

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I'm someone who always loves to have a warm beverage in hand, especially as the weather starts to cool down! As I shared last week, this used to mean bottomless cups of coffee and trading in my fatigue for the caffeine jitters.   Thankfully, this is no longer the case! Although I still enjoy my coffee, as much as possible ...
Coffee & How to Find the Balance

Coffee — The Good, the Bad and How to Find the Balance

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Coffee… is it good or bad for you? You might intuitively think that as a naturopathic doctor I would be anti-coffee, however, the answer isn’t cut and dry! Today I’m sharing which signs and symptoms you may be experiencing that indicate coffee may be negatively affecting your health, as well as 6 guidelines that can help you to make your ...
8 Natural Skin Care Practices to Heal Acne and Eczema

8 Natural Skin Care Practices to Heal Acne and Eczema from the Inside-Out

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As a naturopathic doctor, my patients often ask for my recommendations on helping them select a natural skincare regime. Our skin is what we show to the world and of course, we want to put our best face forward! As someone who’s struggled with both acne and eczema, I know firsthand the frustrations that come along with skin concerns.  Whether ...