RHR: Does early introduction of gluten prevent Celiac disease in kids?

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We have a fantastic question this week. Very recently, I saw two new studies that are related to this topic come out. I read a couple of commentaries about them and then when I was reviewing questions that we could cover this week, I heard this question and thought, “Well, this is perfect timing.” It’s true that early studies indicated that it might be possible to reduce the risk of developing celiac disease by introducing… Read More

Are you one of the “walking unwell”?

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Today, millions—if not billions—of people around the world are suffering from what I call “chronic unwellness.” They may not be seriously ill, but they never feel completely well. They have nagging symptoms that prevent them from feeling their best, and often stand in the way of accomplishing their goals or living life to the fullest. Symptoms like: Bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea, and other uncomfortable digestive issues Sugar cravings and blood sugar swings throughout the… Read More

Recipe: French Style Fish Stock (Court Bouillon)

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This post is sponsored by the Paleo Recipe Generator, which features over 700 Paleo recipes personalized to meet your unique needs. This is a variation on the classic French fish stock, used for sauces and soups. Type of dish: Fundamentals Servings: 4 qts (3.8 l/130 fl oz) Equipment: Large stock pot (not aluminum), fine mesh sieve Ingredients: 2 bay leaves 1 small bunch fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried thyme 1 large carrot, peeled and… Read More

RHR: How to Treat Acid Reflux in Babies Without Drugs

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In conventional medicine, they start with the symptoms. So for example, if a baby has acid reflux, they prescribe a drug that just suppresses that symptom, without doing any investigation into why the reflux is occurring in the first place. There are so many problems with that approach. One of the main ones is that drugs don’t just have intended effects, they also have unintended effects. If a drug suppresses acid production, what else is… Read More

The Roundup

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Here is The Roundup, Edition 41, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past There has been a great deal of back and forth about celiac disease and the benefits (or lack thereof) of a gluten-free diet. On one hand, several news outlets have jumped on the story that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a myth, and that the true culprit for these digestive disorders is the… Read More

RHR: How to Build a Career in Paleo / Functional Medicine

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It became really clear to me that I needed to figure out a way to train people in my approach, and generally, get more people involved in this kind of functional, ancestral approach to medicine. That’s because as one person, there’s a limit, of course, to the number of people that I can help on a one-on-one basis. That’s especially true because I only see patients two days a week, which leaves me time to… Read More