Helminths and Heart Health

I spent my weekend working on an article on helminths for the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).  In going back through my binders full of 17+ years of research on helminths, I stumbled across an article I had completely forgotten about:  “Can worms defend our hearts?  Chronic helminthic infections may attenuate … Read more

Yet Another -ome

Last week, I read about the metabolome for the first time.  Funny word, I thought, reading it as meta….bolome.  Then, as I began to read through the article[i] I realized I was putting the accent on the wrong syllable.  Metabo – lome….as in metabo-lites! Doh. Someone needed a nap badly. The metabolome refers to the … Read more

Stress and the Microbiome

As promised, I am writing about something other than SCD today!  For a change, I thought we could talk about stress. I have a lot of it.  Really, more than my fair share.  And I’ve been under major stress for now almost 21 years, since the day my son was diagnosed with autism.  That one … Read more

Science and SCD

Ok, ok!  Just one more post on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and then I will (temporarily) shut up about it.  It’s all residual excitement over that pediatric clinical trial from last week.  I feel like that was the first major leak in the mainstream medical dike… As promised, I want to run through a little … Read more

Happy New Year: Finally The Specific Carbohydrate Diet in a Mainstream Medical Journal

Several years ago, when I was working in my own nutrition practice, I spoke to a new client with a little boy who had been diagnosed with moderate Crohn’s disease.  His parents had taken him to see one of the country’s foremost pediatric gastroenterologists (according to the doctor himself), who recommended starting treatment with a … Read more