The GAPS Diet: Gut-Brain Connection 

Posted October 29, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

By Adriane Angarano, MS, CN Gut-Brain Physiology It has been said that the gut is our second brain. This “second brain”, also known as the enteric nervous system (ENS), is made up of a network of hundreds of millions of neurons that run the entire length of our gastrointestinal tract. These neurons transmit information back… read more

The Scoop on Poop Part III

Posted September 19, 2014 | kids

By Sydmarie Boyle, ND Now that we have discussed what a healthy bowel movement should look like and all the different ways that it may go wrong, it is time to talk about different ways of testing. Assessing the bowels to determine the actual cause is important to guide treatment recommendations and follow the success… read more

Introduction to the GAPS Diet

Posted September 3, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

By Adriane Angarano, MS, CN Welcome to the first of our GAPS Diet series. If you’ve never heard of the GAPS Diet before, GAPS™ stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome and is a program designed to treat chronic health conditions that arise from a poorly functioning digestive system. Since the health of your gut is… read more

The Scoop on Poop, Part II

Posted June 26, 2014 | kids

By Sydmarie Boyle, ND At this point we have covered the finer points of the different shapes and sizes of poop. Now let’s cover the different shades of stool and what they can mean.  Remember, the bowel movement should be a nice brown (light to dark), torpedo shaped segment. Many other colors can show up… read more

Food Dyes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted June 6, 2014 | kids, Nutrition & Health Tips

By Adriane Angarano, MS, CN The color of our food plays an important role in how we taste and perceive food. Adding color to food to enhance its appearance has been done for a millennia. The Ancient Romans and Egyptians used natural colorings from plant and mineral sources such as paprika, turmeric, saffron, gold leaf,… read more

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