drburkhart


Dr. Burkhart uses her knowledge in Western/conventional medicine in conjunction with her integrative medicine training to provide a unique perspective on health issues. Dr. Burkhart lives with celiac disease and has eight family members with celiac disease. She understands, on a very personal level, the challenges of living with a chronic health condition.
steak on a plate with tomato contains meat glue which may be a cause of autoimmune disease

Is This Food Ingredient A Cause Of Autoimmune Disease?

Is A Common Food Ingredient A Cause of Autoimmune Disease? Research continues to show it might be a trigger   Is meat glue, a common food ingredient, a cause of autoimmune disease? There are likely many reasons autoimmune diseases get “triggered”. Research in 2020…

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Cashews and Almonds in bowl. Both eaten to avoid magnesium deficiency

Magnesium Deficiency: Symptoms & Treatment

Magnesium Deficiency Is Common   Why talk about magnesium? Magnesium deficiency is common, and difficult to measure with blood tests. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies (following Calcium, Phosphorus, and Potassium). It is vital to health. The majority of magnesium…

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Can Celiac Disease Be Contagious?

My Celiac Disease is “Contagious” How can celiac disease be contagious? It is an autoimmune disease. You can’t “catch” celiac disease, but the number of people with celiac disease is rising. Why? The “Spread” When I moved back to California15 years ago, neither celiac…

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POTS and Gluten woman so tired from POTS she is putting her head down on table

POTS, Celiac & Gluten: A Connection

POTS and Gluten Could gluten be making this form of dysautonomia worse?   POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia) is a form of dysautonomia, For some, the symptoms of POTS are made worse by eating gluten.  A 2016 study found people with celiac disease or gluten…

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fructose malabsorption oranges

What is Fructose Malabsorption?

 Fructose Malabsorption: Testing,Treatment & Diet Is it the cause of your stomach troubles? You may have never heard of it, but fructose malabsorption may be causing your stomach problems. What Is Fructose? Fructose is a sugar that is found in many foods such as…

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