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Spring: The Season of New Beginnings and Allergy Warfare

It’s Spring! The days are getting longer and the weather is finally starting to warm up. The trees, grasses and flowers are blooming and everyone’s spirits are starting to lift after the long, dark and cold winter. Many people look forward to the change in seasons; however, for seasonal allergy sufferers this time of year […]

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Do I have IBS or a Food Intolerance?

In my previous posting, “Do I Have IBS or Poor Digestive Function”, I discussed that the vast majority of my IBS patients do have something that we can identify and treat, leading to more control over digestive symptoms and better quality of life.  IBS is not something you need to simply “learn to live with.” […]

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Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances: Fat

Essential fatty acids, sometimes referred to as vitamin F, are two polyunsaturated fats that humans have to obtain through their diet.  The balance of these fats in the diet can increase or decrease the strength of the inflammatory response.  People dealing with diseases that have a strong inflammatory component (eg. acne, chronic prostatitis, rheumatoid arthrtitis, […]

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Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances: Protein

Food allergies are the best-known negative reaction to food proteins. In classic food allergies, a protein in certain foods (eg. peanuts, shellfish or egg whites) interacts with an antibody, IgE. Once that reaction occurs, our immune system goes into high gear releasing histamine. Histamine causes an immediate response, and can trigger everything from a scratchy […]

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Gluten Free = Super Athlete?

Tennis Player Novak Djokovic has excelled in match play winning all 37 of his matches in 2011 and winning seven titles. How has he accomplished this tremendous feat? The answer may lie in his Diet. Since last year he has sworn off Pasta, Pizza, Beer, French Bread, Twizzlers- anything with gluten. Click Here to Continue […]

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Food Sensitivities & Allergies

What is a food allergy? When we hear the term “food allergy” we often picture a person covered in hives, swollen beyond recognition, and gasping for air. This certainly can be the case, especially in the case of shellfish or peanut allergies. However, not all allergies are created equally. Individuals with Celiac disease have a […]

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