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The Ultimate Hypothyroidism Symptoms Checklist

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. It is estimated to affect 0.3% to 3.7% of the United States population (1, 2). Thyroid hormones play an important role in growth, metabolism, and tissue differentiation in nearly all parts...

What Is the Best SIBO Test?

SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth - a condition in which bacteria overgrow within the small intestine, where they normally don’t exist in large numbers. When bacteria overpopulate the small intestine, they ferment carbohydrates from the food we...

Folate vs Folic Acid: How Are They Different?

The terms folate and folic acid are often used interchangeably, but don’t be fooled - they’re not the same! Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 found in foods, while folic acid is the synthetic form added to supplements and fortified or enriched foods. The...

How to Test for Leaky Gut

Have you heard the phrase “leaky gut” thrown around on the internet, but you’re not quite sure what it means? Does it conjure up images of your intestines leaking out their contents, but you feel like that can’t be what everyone is talking about?? Don’t worry, it’s a...

What Is Functional Nutrition?

We’ll define functional nutrition, explain the philosophies behind it, and provide examples of how a dietitian might use it in practice.

What Is the Best Vegan Omega 3 Supplement?

Fatty fish, like salmon, sardines, and mackerel are some of the best natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids (1). Because of this, most people reach for fish oil supplements when they want to boost their omega-3 intakes. But what about vegans and vegetarians? Are there...

What Is the Best Magnesium for Migraines?

Did you know that roughly 1 out of every 6 Americans suffers from migraines (1)? Migraines are severe headaches that are often accompanied by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, and vision disturbances. Unfortunately, there is no...

Low Histamine Diet 101: What to Eat, What to Avoid, and Why

Are you suffering from histamine intolerance? Have you been instructed to follow a low-histamine diet, but are feeling a little confused about what that means? We get it! There are so many things to think about. Which foods contain histamine? What foods might provoke...