Soy Sensitivity

Soy Sensitive Symptoms

A guide to soy allergy and intolerance. Elizabeth Arbogast’s third child, Julia, was a fussy baby. She had colic and was often crying. Nothing would soothe her. Julia’s apparent discomfort usually occurred shortly after each breast-feeding, which prompted Arbogast to pay more attention to what she had eaten before the infant nursed. “Whenever I had […]

Children in the Grass

Children with Spectrum Disorders Benefit from Special Diets

Has your child been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, or Autism Spectrum Disorder? If such conditions have not touched your family, it’s likely that you know someone for whom it has. The incidence of autism has risen from 1 in 150 American children in 2007 to 1 in 88 in 2012 according to the Center for […]

Naturally Gluten Free

Living & Staying Gluten-Free

Having worked with patients for about two decades, I find interesting the widely varying responses of individuals who discover that they must maintain a gluten-free diet. While one may proclaim it “nearly impossible” and constantly slip up with the result of returning symptoms and slowly worsening health, another claims that gluten is “rat poison” and […]

Question Marks

Gluten Free FAQ’s with Dr.Vikki

Dr. Vikki Petersen weighs in on some common questions I was diagnosed with celiac disease/gluten sensitivity and am following a gluten-free diet, but I still don’t feel better. Why? There are one of two things occurring for this individual. The first is that they “think” they’re being strict with their diet when they continue to ingest […]

Citrus Fruit

Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

As the weather cools and we spend more time indoors, colds and flus become more frequent. If you ask most people what causes a cold or flu, they’ll tell you a virus. Well, I’d like to correct that viewpoint. Yes, colds are a leading cause of visits to the doctor and missed days from work […]

Upset Tummy

The Disobedient Gut

Restoring Health Naturally My patients and friends often ask me the same question: Why does a rheumatologist, who treats autoimmune ailments, chronic inflammatory diseases, and arthritis, spend so much time dealing with diet, gastrointestinal issues, and dietary supplements? My answer is that without fixing the gut you cannot restore immune balance (homeostasis) and effectively treat […]

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