In the chronic illness community, many patients struggle with dental health issues. I have had my fair share of dental issues, including recurrent cavitation infections and three cavitation surgeries over the past six years. Throughout my healing journey, I’ve learned just how great an impact dental infections and dental health can have on whole-body well being. Thanks to my personal health journey and my clinical nutrition experience, I’ve developed a deep understanding of the impact of nutrition on dental health and post-dental surgery outcomes. In this article, you’ll learn how to use nutrition to optimize your healing outcomes after dental procedures such as cavitation surgery, and how to eat to support your long-term dental health.

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Chronic illnesses such as Lyme disease and mold illness are often accompanied by decrements in the body’s natural detoxification capabilities. In such illnesses, the continual circulation of toxins and inflammatory signaling molecules overwhelms our innate detox pathways, creating a vicious cycle of toxicity and illness. Bile is a digestive fluid that plays a critical role in facilitating the excretion of toxins from your body and in maintaining a healthy gut microbial balance. Read on to learn how foods and nutrients can be used to support bile flow, enhancing your detoxification pathways and gut health.

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The ketogenic diet is currently all the rage for people seeking weight loss and enhanced physical performance. However, a ketogenic diet can also be beneficial for people with complex chronic illnesses that have a strong neuroinflammatory component, including Lyme disease. Read on to learn all about the ketogenic diet, its potential benefits for people with Lyme disease, and how to successfully incorporate the diet into your overall Lyme treatment protocol.

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Hi everyone! I’m really excited to share with you a guest post that I recently wrote for Chris Kresser, M.S. LA.c titled How to Limit Restrictive Eating and Develop a Healthy Food Mindset. In the functional medicine space, I’ve found that there is very little talk about the potential risks of restrictive diets (such as elimination diets, gluten-free diets, etc.) on our mental/emotional health and mindset around food and our bodies. My concerns led me to write this article, which offers tips that I think can help all of us improve our relationship with food and our bodies!

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Hi everyone! I’m really excited to share with you a guest post that I recently wrote for Chris Kresser, M.S. LA.c titled Help Clients Recover from Lyme Disease with Diet and Nutrition. While the post is geared towards dietitians and clinical nutritionists who work with clients with Lyme disease, I believe that the topics discussed in this guest blog are helpful for anyone looking to optimize their recovery from Lyme disease.

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On my new client intake forms, I ask clients to write down their top three health concerns. For many of my clients with Lyme disease, stubborn weight gain or an inability to lose weight is marked as a primary concern. Chronic Lyme disease can make weight loss challenging, if not downright impossible, for several reasons. Read on to learn about factors that contribute to Lyme-related weight gain and how you can support your body in achieving a healthy, sustainable weight.

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