Ask Dr. Kimberley: How Do I Know If I Have Food Sensitivities?

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Hi Dr. Kimberley, I've been following your blog for years and I've thought about doing an Elimination Diet, but I'm not really sure whether that's the right step for me.  How do I know if I have food sensitivities?  I live a fairly active lifestyle but still find myself feeling exhausted most days. I also experience gut cramping, bloating, diarrhea ...

10 Unexpected Benefits of Completing an Elimination Diet

Katie Ward Blog, Health 1 Comment

Share this PostToday I'm featuring my fabulous assistant Katie as the author of this blog post.   Katie recently completed an elimination diet, and I'm so grateful for her willingness to provide you with a glimpse into her own health journey!   In this post, she highlights the unexpected benefits she experienced from completing an elimination diet.  Katie also shares how hesitant ...
How to do an Elimination Diet to Identify your Food Sensitivities

How to do an Elimination Diet to Identify your Food Sensitivities

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

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 ...
Strawberry Mint Spritzer

Virgin Strawberry-Mint Spritzer

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Although there are still a couple of weeks left to go before the end of August, it really feels as though summer has been winding down lately! It’s been smoky here in Nelson from all of the forest fires in BC, and the nighttime air has really started to cool off. On the bright side, the cooler nights have been …

8 Natural Skin Care Practices to Heal Acne and Eczema

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

Dr. Kimberley O'Brien Blog, Lifestyle, Mind Body Leave a Comment

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 ...