Oxalates & Chronic Disease: How the healthy foods you love may be making you sick

New science and clinical experience reveal concerns about oxalates that far exceed traditional kidney stone pathology. In order to best support their patients and clients, integrative practitioners, and especially diet and nutrition specialists would benefit from greater understanding of their influence. Oxalates are highly reactive molecules; they present in our body as sharp crystals or […]

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Practitioner Spotlight: Kris Barrett

Tell us about your specialty and clinical focus, and how you use nutrition to help? I work specifically with families who have children on the autism spectrum. I help families implement dietary intervention to help improve their children’s behaviour, sleep and health. How do you incorporate BioIndividual Nutrition into your practice? Because there is no […]

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Coconut Oil Reduces GI Colonization by Candida Albicans

Nutrition Research Review A study out of Tufts University found that coconut oil effectively controlled the overgrowth of Candida albicans (C. albicans) in mice. The research suggests the possibility of using coconut oil as an effective dietary approaches and an alternative to antifungal drugs in order to decrease the risk of infections caused by C. […]

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Low Oxalate Recipes

While most greens are high oxalate, it is not impossible for you or your patient/client to enjoy greens on a low oxalate diet. Lacinato kale, red kale, collard greens, and turnip greens are all leafy greens that are in low oxalate.  For this Low Oxalate Kale Salad recipe, I used lacinato kale, as it is the lowest […]

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Green Smoothies…. YES, you can! (RECIPE)

Your kids will love smoothies – even green ones! One thing I ALWAYS talk about at live presentations is smoothies. Smoothies are one of the best tools in your “add good nutrition” learning toolkit – particularly when you want to get kale in. They’re: Quick, easy, delicious, nutritious, easy to clean up, and kids love […]

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Study on the Effects of a Vitamin/Mineral Supplement in Autism

Recently, there has been quite a lot of controversy in the media (and even in the nutrition field) on whether diet and nutritional supplements can help autism. I’ve been focused on the science and application of nutrition and special diets for autism for 14 years. The scientific rationale for giving strategic attention to the food and nutrition children with autism […]

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