Immunity

Evidence-based nutrition articles and recipes which discuss and incorporate specific foods and herbs that can help support, balance, and optimize the immune system.

The LEAP Diet - What is it - How does it work - Who is it for - Jenna Volpe RDN LD CLT

The LEAP Diet Protocol: What Is It, How Does It Work & Who Is It For?

In our modern-day chronic illness epidemic, millions of people each month are now scouring the internet for information on diets to help their inflammatory, autoimmune, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) conditions. Yet still, surprisingly very few of those people are aware of the LEAP diet protocol and its profound roles in reducing symptoms of inflammation …

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Exploring food sensitivities and the MRT test - is it legit?

Exploring Food Sensitivities: Is the MRT Test Legit?

Food sensitivities have become a modern-day epidemic, alongside conditions such as leaky gut and dysbiosis (an unhealthy balance of gut microbes).  Regardless of the amount of research that has been done on the immune system at this point in time, the mediator release test (“MRT test”) and food sensitivity testing in general remain controversial among …

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GI Mapping

GI Mapping: An Integrative, Cutting-Edge Component of Gut Health Treatment

Given the growing number of people struggling with IBS, IBD, leaky gut and dysbiosis nowadays, “GI mapping” is now making its way into exponentially more functional nutrition and functional medicine clinics worldwide each year. And for good reason! Research has uncovered that the roles of the gut extend far beyond just digesting our food and …

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Vitamin D

Vitamin D for Inflammation, Immunity & Gut Health: 15 Little-Known Facts

Vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide silent epidemic.  Given the current circumstances and state of the world (people don’t know what they don’t know), and due to some recent 1:1 conversations, I felt compelled to share this with you! Unconditional of whatever is going on around us, it’s important to remember the trees with the strong roots …

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Food Allergy vs Intolerance vs Sensitivity

Food Allergy vs Intolerance vs Sensitivity

Food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities – oh my!  Adverse food reactions are a topic near and dear to my heart, especially now that I’m trained and certified as a Lifestyle Eating & Performance (LEAP) therapist (“CLT”), after going through my own holistic gut-healing journey.  Allergies, intolerances, and food sensitivities are actually three totally different beasts… and …

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what is a leaky gut?

What is Leaky Gut, and How Do You Know If You Have It?

If I’m being honest, I really wish they called it something else.  “Leaky gut” just sounds so gross… and the condition itself is unpleasant enough! But like millions of others, if you’ve made it to this post, you must also be wondering – what IS leaky gut?! Does it even exist? (While many gastrointestinal doctors …

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