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From cancer to heart disease, and food allergies, vitamin D appears to be implicated as the ‘wonder vitamin’. Despite its name, however, vitamin D is actually a pro-hormone that is synthesized by the skin when it is exposed to ultraviolet radiation.   Despite the body’s ability to...

Calcium is an important part of a healthy diet.  This mineral plays a crucial role in: maintaining bone health, muscle contractions, nerve function, blood pressure stability, and healing. Depending on your age, the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for calcium ranges from 800-1200 mg/day.  As an example,...

We love to celebrate holidays  and most parties are often full of cupcakes, cookies, candy and other sweets. If you or your child suffer from food allergies you may struggle with the stress that these parties and celebrations bring. Below are some allergy friendly recipes...

Looking to boost your immunity during cold and flu season? It is not uncommon for many of us to hibernate at this time of the year.  Comfort foods, and sedentary living can set us up for bad behaviors, which can easily snowball. Being physically active and eating...

According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans: “Supplements may be useful when they fill a specific nutrient gap that can not or is not otherwise being met by the individuals intake of food.” Does your child: Eat a variety of foods? Have a feeding problem that lasts for...

Many elderly patients are at risk for food allergies due to their aging immune systems.  The development of allergies can occur at any point during one’s lifetime and are not just limited to the pediatric population. Presently, prevalence of food allergies in the elderly is estimated...

Fructose malabsorption is a digestive disorder whereby individuals have difficulty digesting the sugar, fructose.  This inability to digest can cause: bloating, cramping, gas, distention, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, mood changes, and constipation. What is Fructose? Fructose is a naturally occurring sugar that is rich in the...

If you have recently found yourself eliminating gluten and gaining weight, you are in good company. According to research by Daniel Leffler, an international authority on celiac disease and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical school, the closer people adhere to a gluten-free diet,...

IS ORGANIC ANY HEALTHIER? Ensuring that your allergic child meets his/her nutritional requirements can be a challenging task. In your quest to provide the optimal diet, many parents ask me: Do I need to buy organic?  The reality is, there is no nutritional difference between organic and...