Category: Digestive Health

Metabolism, Weight Gain, and Histamine Intolerance

Metabolism, Weight Gain, and Histamine Intolerance Are you dealing with unwanted weight gain or have difficulties losing weight? What if I told you that it’s more than just those holiday pounds. Histamine intolerance may be one of the missing culprits behind your weight issues. Histamine is not inherently bad. Your body needs it for a […]

Histamine Intolerance and Your Gut

My patients with gut health issues, such as leaky gut syndrome, Candida overgrowth, SIBO, other gut infections, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis, often experience symptoms of histamine intolerance as well. This is not surprising.  Your gut is connected to everything in your body. Gut health issues, including leaky gut syndrome,  gut infections, and inflammatory bowel […]

The Leaky Gut-Autoimmune Disease Connection

If you’ve been reading my recent blog posts, you’ve probably figured out that the gut is involved in EVERYTHING.  If the gut isn’t doing it’s job, the homeostasis of your entire body will be off. To review, a leaky gut is an intestinal permeability syndrome where the gut lining is damaged.  With leaky gut, food […]

The 101 on Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease


Did you know that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease? This debilitating condition affects nearly 1.6 million Americans. (1) This number has grown astronomically over the past six years. Inflammatory bowel disease affects so many people each year that nearly 70,000 new cases are diagnosed, but what is IBD and […]

SIBO 101


Gastrointestinal symptoms are one of the most common complaints among Americans, and it seems that more and more people are developing digestive conditions as the years go on. Our digestive systems as a whole are under attack, and no one knows exactly why. However, working in functional medicine I have to wonder if it has […]