Taming Cortisol

Continuing our theme on Stress and Your Health, today I want to dive deeper into the world of adrenal hormones, specifically cortisol. Last week in my post on Adaptogens to Protect Against Stress I discussed how the body responds to stress via a hardwired physiological stress response system starting in our adrenal glands. Your body […]

Fasting: The Best Tool To Improving Health

Whether your goal is weight loss, better blood sugar management, lower inflammation, a stronger immune system, cancer prevention, or simply a longer and healthier life, fasting may just be the best thing you could add to your regimen. Fasting is one of the oldest therapies in medicine. Many renowned physicians throughout history and many of […]

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 […]