The Connection between Gout, Uric Acid and Fructose is not So Sweet!

You wake up one morning with your toe in terrible pain and soon realize you may be suffering from a gout attack, a painful type of inflammatory arthritis that generally attacks the big toe. You may not realize you are not alone since gout has been a medical issue since 400 BC when Hippocrates, a […]

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Gluten Sensitivity: My Experience of Discrimination

About a year and a half ago I went on a gluten-free diet. I did this reluctantly since cutting out gluten is a major commitment and can be more than challenging in many situations. As a result of the diet change the arthritis in my hands stopped progressing, which was extremely helpful in being able […]

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3 Stress Foods to Avoid with Autoimmune Disorders

With the pressures to achieve, the twice-daily battle between traffic and time, and the balancing act of work, family, and health-daily life in modern-day society is simply….stressful. It’s no wonder our culture’s collective immune system seems to be steadily declining. Nowadays, the average person has at least one allergy to something that would’ve seemed uncommon […]

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Gluten-Free and Me

Quite some time ago one of my health practitioners mentioned he thought I might be gluten-sensitive.  I politely listened and filed his recommendation in the back of my mind.  Being gluten-sensitive was not information I wanted to hear since I knew what was involved in following the diet. And besides, I rarely ate gluten since […]

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Is Juicing Healthy and Good for You?

I must hear this question at least 3 times a week and tonight Cousin Cam from Canada emailed me asking “is juicing healthy?” so I thought it time for a blog. Simply put – NO! Whole fruits and vegetables are healthy – they provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients called phytochemicals, which cannot be duplicated […]

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Dealing Nutritionally with Gout

Have you ever watched a Victorian movie or read an old novel which showed the pains and pitfalls of gout?  A painful condition which affects your feet or toes, hands or fingers, gout is a common type of inflammatory arthritis, which is associated with high levels of uric acid in the blood. When uric acid […]

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