Health

Discovering a Hidden Wheat Intolerance

By Tara Lambert,
Certified Nutritional Consultant

In our practice we see a lot of people with hidden food intolerances.  One of the most common food culprits is wheat.  Why is this?  Most of our clients are dismayed and surprised that wheat is one of the main causes of their stiff, painful joints, aching muscles, fatigue, brain fog and digestive complaints.  After all, humans have been eating wheat for thousands of years and our clients have been eating wheat their entire lives.  How could this delicious and, supposedly, nutritious food be causing so many health problems?

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Reclaiming Your Life From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Amanda Fey, ND

Kathy was 35 years old, but she felt like she was 65. She was exhausted, really exhausted.  She had been that way for close to four years.  Coming home from work and counting the minutes until the kids went to bed so she could was becoming a daily occurrence. She was even tired on weekends. She never seemed to catch up on her rest, even when she slept ten hours a night she felt like she needed more sleep. She felt like she was living with her head in a cloud. Her fatigue interfered with everything in her life: work, hobbies, cooking, and most importantly, her family. Her husband complained that she had no interest in sex and her children were begging their mommy to play with them.

Kathy had gone to doctor after doctor explaining her condition and was tested for one thing after another, all coming up negative. But why was she feeling this way? Her once buoyant life had faded away into a drowsy prison. After months of investigation, she was finally given the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). 

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  • By Kristie Snyder,
    GreenLeaf Editor

    In April, “going green” is on all of our minds as we prepare to celebrate the 39th annual Earth Day, mindful of the urgent threats of climate change and the challenges we face in creating a sustainable society. Being “green” is a central part of what GreenStar is all about — it’s right there in our name —  and we’ve long used the color green to express who we are, a tradition continued with our new logo.

    Part of GreenStar’s mission statement is “exercising ecologi...

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