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

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienAsk Dr. Kimberley, Blog, Health Leave a Comment

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 ...
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'BrienBlog, 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 ...
Road trip cookies healthy snack gluten free vegan

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free!)

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienDesserts, Snacks Leave a Comment

Historically I’ve been known to be a total cookie monster by my friends and family! If I’m being honest that hasn’t really changed…although my choice in cookies has most definitely been upgraded! When I was younger I was 100% hooked on cookies that were loaded with sugar, wheat, butter and eggs. I really struggled with my sugar cravings and was …

Does milk really do the body good?

Does milk really do your body good?

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienFood, Health Leave a Comment

A large cohort study from Sweden was published this week that investigated the relationship of dairy in regards to bone health, cancer, cardiovascular disease and overall mortality. Over 100,000 people were surveyed in depth regarding their diet and lifestyle choices from 1987 through 1997 and their health outcomes were monitored for an average timeframe of 20 years. The number of ...
gluten free diet and gluten sensitivity

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

Dr. Kimberley O'BrienAsk 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'BrienAsk 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 ...