Functional Nutrition

Is Gluten Really That Bad For Me?

By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA As you would expect, with so much (mis)information available to people, I get asked a lot of questions about popular fad diets. And for the past several years, gluten has ranked top of this list. While I don’t have a specific answer (because every person is different), here… Continue reading Is Gluten Really That Bad For Me?

Functional Nutrition

Fad Diets: Fact or Fiction?

By Liz Abel, LDN, CNS, MS, MA Here’s what we know about fad diets: they have a shelf life. They work for a period of time – as long as you are following the protocol – but as soon as you return to normal life, the symptoms that the fad diet had eradicated return. It's… Continue reading Fad Diets: Fact or Fiction?

Celiac Disease

Newly Diagnosed? Start Here.

What foods are safe to eat on a gluten free diet? Cutting out gluten from your diet may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are many healthy and delicious foods that are naturally gluten free! The most cost effective and healthy way to start following a gluten free diet is to focus on these naturally… Continue reading Newly Diagnosed? Start Here.

Celiac Disease

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten causes damage to the small intestine. When someone with celiac disease ingests gluten, an immune reaction occurs that causes damage to the villi in the small intestine. The villi is what promotes nutrient absorption, so when the villi get damaged, nutrients can not be… Continue reading What is Celiac Disease?