What’s The Deal With Gluten

First off an explanation of what gluten is. I don’t want to make the assumption that everyone reading this already knows. Gluten is a protein found in certain grains; most notably wheat, barley, and rye. Gluten is created when two molecules, glutenin and gliadin, come into contact and form a bond. When bakers knead dough […]


The Mysterious Microbiome

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of a healthy gut and optimal digestive system on previous blog posts. It’s so important to the work that I do that I never complete a Nutrition Assessment without also evaluating the health of my client’s digestion. Even if that’s not the primary reason they’ve come to me. […]


Chronic Inflammation: A Modern Day Germ Theory

My last blog post introduced the first pillar of The Rustic Diet, Digestive Health. Today I want to talk a bit about the second pillar, Inflammation Lowering. In order to create a diet that promotes optimal health, lowering inflammation has to be a primary feature. Inflammation Explained Inflammation is a normal and necessary process of […]