Do you struggle with brain fog, joint pain, chronic fatigue, skin issues, or food sensitivities? If you do, you may have a “leaky” gut. “Leaky gut” is the colloquial term for “increased intestinal permeability,” a physiological phenomenon in which gaps develop between the cells that line the small intestine. These gaps allow substances to escape from the gut into the bloodstream, triggering an inflammatory response by the immune system that can adversely affect nearly every organ of the body. In my clinical practice, I often find leaky gut to be a significant problem in my clients with Lyme disease and mold illness. Repairing leaky gut is essential for restoring whole-body health, including promoting Lyme disease and mold illnessrecovery. Read on to learn about seven foods and nutrients you should include in your diet to support leaky gut repair.
Many of my clients with Lyme disease and other chronic infections come to me with a lengthy list of food sensitivities. I do not doubt that there is a relationship between chronic infections and food sensitivities. I have experienced this connection firsthand, having dealt with severe histamine intolerance, salicylate sensitivity, FODMAP intolerance, and sulfur intolerance at various points in my Lyme journey. Read on to learn about the relationship between Lyme disease and food sensitivities, and how to get started on the path towards food sensitivity resolution and a expanded diet.
Body weight regulation is a priority for many of my clients, particularly many of my clients with Lyme disease and mold illness. Many of my clients come to me feeling frustrated about their inability to lose weight or improve their body composition, despite doing seemingly everything “right” with their diet and exercise. While diet and exercise are crucial for supporting a healthy body weight, several other factors fly under the radar that significantly influence energy balance. Read on to learn about ten factors that affect energy balance and metabolism, beyond just diet and exercise, so you can reach your healthy weight!
Recently, I came across a scientific article written from an ancestral health perspective that piqued my interest, and that I thought might interest my readers who have dealt with mold illness as well. The article, published in Frontiers in Immunology and titled An Evolutionary-Based Framework for Analyzing Mold and Dampness-Associated Symptoms in DMHS, discusses why exposure to harmful environmental molds, such as those that might be encountered in a water-damaged home, causes illness from an ancestral health perspective. I’ll then go on to explain why I believe that an ancestral health framework is the ideal approach for treating mold illness.
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.
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.
The process of recovering from toxic mold exposure requires body-wide detoxification. While supplements can certainly come in handy, there is much you can do with food and probiotics to support your endogenous detoxification pathways. Read on to discover how probiotics and functional foods can support your natural detoxification systems and enhance your recovery from toxic mold exposure.
High blood sugar isn’t just a concern for diabetics; emerging research suggests that it also has significant health implications for people with Lyme disease. In this research update, I’ll discuss the adverse effects of high blood sugar on Lyme disease outcomes and offer evidence-based recommendations for improving blood sugar control so that you can support your body in its recovery from Lyme.
When healing from Lyme disease, what you choose to eat is critical. As I’ve discussed in previous blog posts, the foods you choose to consume can either help or hinder your Lyme recovery process. However, when you eat (and don’t eat) is also vitally important! Read on to learn how intermittent fasting can accelerate your recovery process and optimize your health long-term.
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