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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 ...
Taking responsibility for your health

The First Step in Reclaiming your Health and Living your Best Life

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Health Leave a Comment

Do you ever feel like you are not living life to it’s fullest potential or that you are accepting “good enough” when it comes to your health? Do you dream about feeling fit and healthy, but feel your waistband tightening as you watch the numbers on the scale climb? Perhaps you feel as though you are lacking control in your ...
Tackling information overload - fact vs fiction

Tackle Information Overload and Take Ownership of your Health

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Lifestyle 2 Comments

Have you ever read an article touting the latest and greatest superfood, only to later watch the news and hear that same food might actually be harmful to your health? Or maybe you read a newspaper headline stating "Build unbeatable bones with dairy".  Meanwhile the health magazine you just bought poses the question: "Does dairy cause osteoporosis?". You watch a ...
Money saving tips when buying organic produce

My Top 5 Tips For Saving Money When Buying Organic Produce

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Health, Lifestyle 2 Comments

Is it really worth it to buy organic produce? I get asked this question quite often when I tell people that I am a Naturopathic Doctor. They wonder whether the higher price-tag on organic produce yields proportionally greater health benefits. They also want to know if there is any point in making the change if they can only afford to ...