by Dr. Marita Schauch, ND A lot of people reach for over-the-counter allergy medications at this time of year. It’s not hard to understand: when you’re sneezing, stuffed up, low on energy and physically uncomfortable it’s natural to want something that acts fast to treat your symptoms. The thing is, natural allergy treatments are much [...]
So you’ve progressed through the Detoxification and Elimination phases of the Elimination Diet. Once all of your symptoms are gone, you begin the final phase: Reintroduction (sometimes known as provocation).
by Tiffany Mayer After four decades in business, it would be easy to think that there would be little in the way of surprises anymore. But Jason Sebeslav, owner of the 40-year-old Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market, is always caught off guard when people discover what the store is really about. “We still get those [...]
With the three-day detox phase completed, it’s now time to head into the elimination phase. You will expand on your foods from phase 1, yet still eat foods free from the most common allergens. This means no dairy, gluten, corn, soy, yeast, nuts, caffeine, eggs and more.
by Dr. Marita Schauch, ND How many women have you spoken to lately who feel fabulous – balanced, rested and ready to conquer the world? I’d guess the answer is somewhere between none and few. In my clinical practice I treat hundreds of women each year and I hear the same series of concerns every [...]
Have you been experiencing headaches or bloating? Struggling to get through your day because your energy is so low? If you’ve had these symptoms -- or others like skin conditions, joint problems or anxiety -- you most likely have also tried cleansing or maybe a Candida diet.
As I approached the final days of my month on the Whole30 eating plan, I reflected on the fact that I actually wasn’t eager for it to be over. I wasn’t “jonesing” for sugar, nor dairy, grains or *gasp* even wine!
I am feeling so optimistic about this way of eating. As I head into the home stretch, I know this is not a fad diet for me. Bloating and digestive issues have drastically improved. My energy continues to be stable, with no afternoon slumps at all.
by Dr. Marita Schauch, BSc, ND I’ve taken some time this month to explore depression, given how Seasonal Effective Disorder (SAD) tends to run rampant at this time of winter. I’m a firm believer in people feeling empowered around their health care, and don’t necessarily prescribe any one treatment for depression. Always go and talk [...]
I continue to be amazed at how great I feel and how eating this way is not nearly as difficult as I had expected. Meal planning continues to be necessary and a priority. I am rarely hungry between meals and hardly feel the need to “snack”.