35 Festive Holiday Recipes Gluten and Dairy-Free

35 Decadent Dairy and Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food 6 Comments

Holiday meal planning can be a challenge for anyone, but it becomes more difficult when you are trying to avoid one or more ingredients in your cooking. To make meal planning as easy as possible for you I’ve put together a compilation of gluten and dairy-free holiday recipes!  Many of the recipes are from my own blog, Healthy Life Redesign, ...
Grocery Shopping Tips for a healthy Eating Plan

Grocery Shopping Tips to Kickstart your Healthy Eating Plan

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One of the most important parts of a healthy eating plan is to have a strategy when you're grocery shopping! After all, how can you fill half your plate with veggies at dinner if those veggies never made it into your grocery cart?  Here are a few healthy grocery shopping tips to help you navigate the store and leave with ...
Mindset Shifts Health and Fitness

5 Mindset Shifts to Make Healthy Habits your Natural Choice

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Health, Lifestyle, Mind Body 1 Comment

People often look at “healthy living” as a series of sacrifices they need to make in their life instead of identifying what lights them up about feeling good each and every day!   Although we can work together to develop a PERFECT plan to transform your health and boost your energy, it won't be sustainable if we don't also ensure ...
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?

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Health, Lifestyle 2 Comments

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

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health 1 Comment

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!

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Food, Health, Lifestyle 1 Comment

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 ...