Organic Sugar Body Scrub

  As a nutritionist, I’m normally cautioning people against sugar, but this is one use that I can fully endorse! I’ve made many batches of this super-easy-to-make scrub in the past, and my latest this morning was with peppermint – zingy! I just love that what I’m putting on my body is completely safe and…

Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS

Comparing the Oral and Colon Microbiomes-Abstract

Commentary From Cass Nelson-Dooley (Podcast on Oral Microbiome): This a great study about the Human Microbiome Project comparing microbes through ALL points of the GI tract. It revealed some interesting things about normal, healthy subjects. For instance, they have oral bacterial pathogens, but no disease! This finding disputes the one bug-one disease paradigm (Koch’s Postulates). …

Nutrition Physical Exam: Tongue & Nails Suggest Gut Health

Two of the most useful — and often overlooked — components of the nutrition physical exam are the tongue and fingernails. Together, abnormal findings can often be sourced to gut. In this blog, I’m presenting a case where tongue and nails were extremely useful in providing clear treatment direction. Next month, I’ll give some additional…

Episode 3 The Oral Microbiome An Underappreciated Part of Gut Health with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS

Episode 3: The Oral Microbiome: An Underappreciated Part of Gut Health with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and Cass Nelson-Dooley, MS

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald & Cass Nelson-Dooley The oral microbiome is an important part of the gut microbiome and tending to its balance should a routine part of any good “gut protocol.”  Indeed, dysbiosis of the oral microbiome (and a leaky oral mucosa) might be key underlying imbalances in pathogenesis of systemic diseases, including autoimmune (IBD,…

Get Your Health on For the Fourth of July!

Following a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to go without when it comes to Holidays! Here are some food-related ideas for celebrating Independence Day that will keep you true to your health goals. They are low-carb, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free, dairy-free and elimination-diet friendly. But don’t let that fool you, they’re absolutely scrumptious! Use Meat Marinades…