L-Carnitine for Fat Loss – Useful or No?

October 7, 2020 3 Comments 0 tags

Can l-carnitine supplementation be useful for people trying to lose body fat? The verdict is still out according to one literature review published in 2017. L-carnitine is an amino acid

Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes

April 12, 2020 0 Comments 0 tags

Mitochondria, the “powerhouse” of cells, produce ATP in the cell, and they are a primary producer of energy (ATP) for the body. If mitochondria are not functioning correctly, obesity, insulin

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – What is it, what causes it, and how to address it?

March 14, 2020 0 Comments 0 tags

When we eat foods, our bodies break them down into smaller parts through the digestive process.  Carbohydrate foods (and in some extreme cases, protein foods), are digested and broken down

The Impact of a Gluten-Free Diet on IBS & NCGS

February 13, 2020 4 Comments 0 tags

Does a gluten-free diet (GFD) help people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) & non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS)? Or is it only effective for people with NCGS? NCGS is a type

Do Digestive Enzymes Help?

January 14, 2020 0 Comments 0 tags

Digestive enzymes (DEs) break down macronutrients to be digested and absorbed by the body. The digestive system produces them. In some cases of gastrointestinal illness or malfunction, DEs are recommended

Type 2 Diabetes in Children

December 21, 2019 0 Comments 0 tags

The increase in the number of children with type 2 diabetes has been a hot topic in the field of nutrition in the last decade.  My personal interest in this

Gut Health & the Athlete

December 13, 2019 0 Comments 0 tags

Does intensephysical exercise modify microbiota density and composition?

Why do people with IBS do well on the low FODMAP diet?

July 12, 2018 0 Comments 0 tags

FODMAPs (an acronym for “fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) are short-chain carbohydrates.   They are difficult for the small intestines to absorb, so they are fermented by the microbiota in

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – An Overview

July 22, 2017 0 Comments 0 tags

PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome – is a disease that affects a woman’s fertility.  In America, approximately 7% of women have been diagnosed with this disease (Ndefo et.al., 2013) although

Is There Really a Such Thing as “Leaky Gut?”

July 1, 2017 0 Comments 0 tags

Is there such a thing as increased intestinal permeability as a pathophysiological state (aka “leaky gut”)? Based on my research, I must conclude that there is indeed such a thing