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The Brain & Gluten

Discovering the connection between gluten and behavioral changes in children Gluten intolerance is considered one of the most common ailments affecting humans. Nevertheless, it is still one of the least diagnosed medical conditions. In part, there is a discrepancy because gluten intolerance is a great imitator, sharing many of the same symptoms of other conditions […]

Children in the Grass

Children with Spectrum Disorders Benefit from Special Diets

Has your child been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder? If such conditions have not touched your family, it’s likely that you know someone for whom it has. The incidence of autism has risen from 1 in 150 American children in 2007 to 1 in 88 in 2012 according to the Center for […]

Spring Superfoods

Spring Super Foods

Arugula Although it is a leafy green, arugula (also called rocket) is classified as a cruciferous vegetable, joining the ranks of broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. Cruciferous vegetables are known for their beneficial glucosinolates, compounds that appear very useful in protecting against cancer. Arugula is a silent super food often overlooked in the produce section and […]

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Could It Be Gluten? Your Body’s Many Reactions

Think that your problem couldn’t be caused by gluten sensitivity? Think again. If you’re still under the impression that people who react to gluten always have diarrhea, then you’re still old school. If you think that it has to involve any digestive symptom at all, you’re behind the times. Gluten sensitivity comes in all shapes […]

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Nourishing Healthy Gluten-Free Children

Feeding a child well is an art as well as a science even in the simplest of circumstances. The value of food goes far beyond nutrients and is a part of crucial development, from oral motor skills to social skills. Early food habits have a huge influence on lifelong food preferences. So it’s a balancing […]

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The Disobedient Gut

Restoring Health Naturally My patients and friends often ask me the same question: Why does a rheumatologist, who treats autoimmune ailments, chronic inflammatory diseases, and arthritis, spend so much time dealing with diet, gastrointestinal issues, and dietary supplements? My answer is that without fixing the gut you cannot restore immune balance (homeostasis) and effectively treat […]