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Food Sensitivity Testing

According to various studies, an estimated 20-25% of the U.S. population are affected by food sensitivities and that estimate may be much higher.

Unlike food allergies, a food sensitivity reaction is often delayed.  Symptoms can present hours or up to 3 days after consumption, making it very difficult to draw a connection between the food and the reaction.  The delayed response can also cause individuals to suffer from unexplained health conditions for months or years.

To learn more about food sensitivity testing, read the blog I wrote for Wellness Hub here.


Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt

This gut healthy option can be used as a dressing or a spread on burgers, sandwiches etc.


1 cup of organic full fat Greek yogurt

2 large garlic cloves minced

1 tsp. of onion flakes or 1/2 tsp of onion powder

1/2 Tbsp. of fresh chopped parsley

1/2 Tbsp of chopped chives

1/3 Tbsp of chopped fresh dill

1/2 lemon juiced

6 Tbsp of Olive Oil

Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

  1. Use a food processor or mini chop to mince together garlic, onion flakes, parsley, chives and dill.
  2. In a blender combine the yogurt, all the ingredients from step 1, and lemon juice until smooth
  3. Slowly add in the olive oil so that it emulsifies
  4. Use or store up to 1 week in the refrigerator


12 Health Tips for the 12+ Days of Holidays!

The 12 days of Christmas are realistically more like 60+ days of diet sabotage. Sure, the traditional holiday season starts at Thanksgiving and culminates at New Years, however unhealthy holiday foods are really introduced as early as mid October with fall festivals and Halloween candy.  Add in office parties, cookie swaps and social engagements and a healthy diet is derailed.

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Got Carrageenan? It Doesn’t Do the Body Good!

Do you suffer from gastrointestinal complaints after eating certain foods?  Are you wondering if you are lactose intolerant but then realize the symptoms are still present with non-dairy alternatives or foods that are dairy free? It is possible, and likely, you are experiencing a symptomatic response to the inclusion of carrageenan in your foods.

Read More Got Carrageenan? It Doesn’t Do the Body Good!