Why Gluten May Not Be Good for Anybody

If my friend, Susan, ingests even a trace of gluten, she'll likely need to make a mad dash to the bathroom or she'll double over in pain for hours. Susan has celiac disease. If my daughter, Emma, ingests gluten, she hears voices. But what about the rest of us? Those of us who don't have a celiac diagnosis or [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|Food, Gluten, Gut, Wellness|0 Comments

When Anxiety Creeps Back In

My daughter, Emma,* recently admitted to me that she's been experiencing a fair number of anxiety symptoms lately. Anxiety and depression plagued her a couple years ago during high school. (Anxiety kept her from doing things she wanted to do. Depression caused her to sob uncontrollably—curled into a ball on her bed—for days and nights on [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Anxiety, Digestive Health, Food, Gut, Wellness|0 Comments

What Causes Anxiety?

Depending on which lens you use, the cause of anxiety and how to treat it will look different. How Conventional Medicine Looks at Anxiety According to the American Association of Anxiety, the exact cause of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is unknown. The symptoms tend to emerge gradually. Symptoms may begin at any age, typically emerging between childhood and middle age. [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Anxiety, Digestive Health, Gut, Serotonin|0 Comments

Serotonin: Helping us Feel Happy, Relaxed, and Self-Confident

Serotonin is a juicy neurotransmitter. Juicy, because its job is to help us feel good. Ideally, we want lots of these chemical messengers running around because they make us feel happy, relaxed, and self-confident. Serotonin also regulates body functions such as carbohydrate cravings, sleep cycle, pain control, and digestion. Sounds great, right? Now let's look at how we feel when [...]

By | April 22nd, 2017|Digestive Health, Gut, Serotonin|0 Comments