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What is a food sensitivity?

What’s the Difference Between a Food Allergy, Food Sensitivity and Food Intolerance?

This is a question that comes up a lot in my practice. And before I dove into the nutrition world, I didn’t know the difference either! But in order to properly navigate nutrition and find the right diet for you, it’s important to know the difference. Food Allergies A food allergy is when your body produces the …

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What is inflammation

What is Inflammation, Really? (And what you can do about it)

We hear this term thrown around all the time: Inflammation. We are told that the best diet is an “anti-inflammatory” diet, and that we should eat “anti-inflammatory” foods. But what does that really even mean? Why do these foods cause inflammation and why should we be so worried about it? Our Immune System To really …

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Salad Dressing and Salad

Salad Dressings 101

Let’s talk about store-bought salad dressings.  If you have a bottled salad dressing in your fridge, go check the label. What oil does it use? Canola? Soybean? Some other seed oil? These oils are ubiquitous in store-bought (and restaurant) salad dressings, and they’re highly inflammatory. Along with these oils, they also contain stabilizers/preservatives, thickening agents, and often an …

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