In my clinical practice, I see clients with all sorts of food sensitivities. However, by far the most challenging food sensitivity I’ve run into is dietary sulfur sensitivity. Dietary sulfur is found in cruciferous vegetables, Allium family vegetables, animal proteins, and legumes, just to name a few sources. It is crucial for supporting glutathione production and facilitating phase II liver detoxification, among many other processes. However, in certain people, the consumption of sulfur-containing foods triggers disconcerting symptoms, rather than supporting well being. Read on to learn about dietary sulfur sensitivity and how a short-term low-sulfur diet may be beneficial for easing symptoms.

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Elimination diets are not meant to last forever; they are a temporary strategy for alleviating symptoms while addressing the underlying causes of a given health condition. However, if you’ve been on a restrictive diet for any length of time, the idea of adding foods back to your diet may strike fear in your heart. As a clinical nutritionist, my job is to help my clients on restrictive diets resolve their food issues while expanding their food repertoires. Read on to learn about several of the strategies I use to help my clients overcome food fears as they come off of restrictive diets. 

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Embarking on a low-mold diet can be intimidating since many of the mainstay foods in the Standard American Diet (grains, coffee, chocolate) contain mold and mycotoxins. Over the years, I’ve curated a list of food brands that I’ve personally found to be compliant with a low-mold diet. I intend to update this list regularly as I discover more foods that are low-mold friendly.

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Spending time in nature is my favorite past time, whether I’m backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, or trail running. However, as someone who’s dealt with the fallout of chronic Lyme disease, the wilderness can also be an overwhelming place. However, my experiences in nature are something I will never sacrifice. In this blog, I’ll share my strategies for staying healthy and successfully evading ticks while in nature. I hope you’ll find my ideas useful and, after reading, feel inspired to spend more time outdoors!  

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The human gut is home to an abundance of microorganisms – a whopping 1014 microbes to be exact! Altogether, the human gut microbiota harbors 100 times more genomic material than the human genome, a situation so profound that it has been referred to as the “second genome.” Diet is one of the fundamental factors influencing gut microbial gene expression in the human gut. In fact, a recent study titled “Plant-Derived Exosomal MicroRNAs Shape the Gut Microbiota” indicates that the genomic material in plant foods interacts with the genome of the gut microbiota, shaping its composition and the health and function of the gut itself.

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