The Truth About Gluten

bread“You’re not gluten intolerant, you’re glyphosate intolerant.” – getholistichealth.com

This is just one of the theories about why we are seeing an explosion of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. In case you aren’t familiar with the condition celiac, it is an autoimmune condition where the body erodes the lining inside your intestinal tract, making it highly difficult to digest food and absorb nutrients the body needs for proper function. The incidence of celiac disease is on a monumental rise, and so is the diagnosis of gluten sensitivity – a non-autoimmune condition where people feel worse when eating gluten-containing foods. Continue reading “The Truth About Gluten”

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A Metal for the Heart: Magnesium

heartLast summer, the mainstream media brought our attention to the presence of glyphosate in the nation’s food supply. Testing proved that even beloved breakfast cereals, like Cheerios, contain traces of this chemical, the active ingredient in Roundup. The information that our bodies absorb glyphosate from contaminated food now needs to be disseminated.

This popular herbicide has been under intense international scrutiny for the past year. Each research study details yet another harmful effect one may suffer from chronic exposure. Continue reading “A Metal for the Heart: Magnesium”

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What’s for Dinner? GMOs and Glyphosate

corn-on-the-cobSummer is the time for fresh produce, and what could be better than buying local corn? We stopped at a roadside stand and admired the array of vegetables. The ears of corn all looked perfect and also identical – they were same size, same girth and same color. Even the tassels were the same length. So I casually asked the roadside attendant, “Is this GMO corn?”

Both my kids rolled their eyes and turned around, looking for any possible escape from this embarrassing situation. The woman looked at me with a blank stare and said, “Well, I don’t know what GMO is, but it’s sweet corn.” Continue reading “What’s for Dinner? GMOs and Glyphosate”

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Amyloids, Glyphosate and Sulphur – Oh My! Plus 3 Tips for a Healthy Gut

quinoa-beansWhen one of my clients came to me, he was fighting end-stage cancer. He was dealing with a condition called amyloidosis.

“Amyloid-what?”

Amyloids

I hadn’t heard of amyloids or amyloidosis until then. So I turned to Sarah Devido, the brilliant researcher on my staff who used to work for the National Institutes of Health.

Amyloidosis is a serious medical condition. It is caused by a buildup of amyloid proteins in organs like the heart, kidneys and liver. Continue reading “Amyloids, Glyphosate and Sulphur – Oh My! Plus 3 Tips for a Healthy Gut”

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    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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