Tag Archives: diet

New evidence points to intestinal “leaky-ness” as root of many illnesses including mental health problems and allergies

New research in the field of gastroenterology is showing that there is a close relationship between the function of the brain and the gastrointestinal physiology including the nerves that control the gut. When the brain does not send proper signals to the gut, the gut can develop many disorders, including larger than normal spaces between … Continue reading New evidence points to intestinal “leaky-ness” as root of many illnesses including mental health problems and allergies

Dr. Terry Wahls Nutrition at our Clinic

After attending Terry Wahls talk, Acupuncture of Iowa promotes her approach to nutrition, as it is in line with the Oriental Medical perspective on healing the body with diet and nutrition. Dr. Wahls book is available for purchase at the clinic.

Healing Through Whole Foods

We just got back from a two day workshop with Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods. It was very interesting, if not daunting. His book is a huge one, full of information about Chinese medicine and using diet to heal diseases. The big news was that parasites are a huge part of most … Continue reading Healing Through Whole Foods

Spring is Really Here, and so are Allergies

Spring has sprung. I was in New Mexico last week and my allergies were terrible. Yes, Albuquerque is one of the worst allergy cities in the country. Tons of pollen as well as dust off the desert. This got me thinking about allergy reduction and prevention. I recommend several different things. First, diet. Reducing or … Continue reading Spring is Really Here, and so are Allergies

Thinking About Detoxification

As spring approaches, people naturally think about detoxification. I offer several approaches in my office and make recommendations depending on the person’s preferences and what I think will serve them best. In general, we want to increase the body’s detoxification activity by several approaches: 1) improve the function of the liver in it’s biochemical pathways … Continue reading Thinking About Detoxification