Mental Health


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Fasting Mimicking Diet: What Is It? Does It Work?

Fasting Mimicking Diets Eating while fasting? How does that work?   By Amy Burkhart MD, RD The fasting-mimicking diet is the newest form of the ancient practice of fasting. But what exactly is it? For centuries, fasting has been used to promote mental clarity,…

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What is ARFID? More than a picky eater. This little girl is covering her mouth while a spoon of food is coming closer to her

Picky Eater? Consider ARFID

What is ARFID? ARFID stands for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder. Most people have never heard of ARFID, but it is one of the most common eating disorders seen in children. And, contrary to old beliefs, it also happens in adults. In fact, the number…

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Arsenic in Rice & Gluten-Free Diet

Arsenic In Rice Should Gluten-Free Dieters Be Worried? Arsenic in rice-should you be worried? Rice is a staple component of the gluten-free diet, so many who follow the diet are concerned. A Consumer Reports video segment titled “Why Your Child Should Eat Less Rice”…

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Can Gluten Cause Migraine Headaches?

Does Gluten Trigger Migraines? By Amy Burkhart MD RD Does gluten cause migraine headaches? Headaches, including migraine headaches, are a common complaint amongst people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Twenty-five percent of people with gluten intolerance report migraine headaches. .A 2018 study found…

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POTS syndrome and gluten. Diet can affect POTS syndrome. Image is man with feet up on desk. He is sleeping

POTS Syndrome And Gluten: A Connection

POTS Syndrome And Gluten By Amy Burkhart MD, RD Does Gluten Worsen Pots Syndrome Symptoms?   POTS syndrome and gluten have a connection. But what exactly is POTS syndrome? It is more recently in the news as a long-haul symptom of COVID-19. Evidence is…

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