Author: Pat Smith

Welcome to “It’s All About the Food”

Here’s how it’s supposed work. You type in It’s All About the Food or food/health topic of interest on your internet tool of choice. Then, Shazam, you arrive on my website. But sometimes it doesn’t work. You have arrived in the wrong place. Click on 

The Perfect Diet For Symptoms and Goals

The Perfect Diet For Symptoms and Goals

Mildred’s Celiac Disease Mildred is among four people I know who have Celiac disease. Three of those people have comfortable incomes and cope well with the limitations of their diet and lifestyle. Mildred (a real person with a fictitious name) is not among the three. 

The Tricky Part – Find The Food Triggers

The Tricky Part – Find The Food Triggers

Not feeling good for any reason is reflected in symptoms, both physical and mental. Those symptoms always mean that your immune system is working hard to fix something that has gone wrong. Most of us consider symptoms to mean we are sick. And rightly so. 

Immune System Response to Food

The last several posts have been focused on symptoms that can be created by the immune system’s responses to food – responses like sensitivity to a food, allergic to a food, and autoimmune conditions. These words are just labels intended to describe a condition at 

The Ideal Diet for You – Part 4 How Does That Work?

The point of this whole series is simple. What is your ideal diet? That means what you should eat and what not. Why? Because some of the stuff we might eat can make us sick in some minor or major way. People are prone to 

The Ideal Diet for You – Part 3 Potential Causes

If you have read Part 1 and Part 2 of this series you were introduced to Dr. Carrie Diulus, a vegan Type 1 diabetic, as well as the concept of “don’t feel good” symptoms associated with allergies and autoimmune conditions, both environmental and food. A 

The Ideal Diet for You – Part 2 You Are Not Dr. Diulus

In Part 1 you learned about the diet of Dr. Carrie Diulus, a Type 1 diabetic who doesn’t eat animal products, the best sources of protein, because they make her feel bad. She takes great care to select plant foods that meet her protein requirements 

The Ideal Diet for You, Part 1 One Size Does Not Fit All

One-size-fits-all as in socks applies only if you don’t have really large or really small feet. The typical shoe in a catalog or shoe store will be medium width, just fine unless you happen to have very wide or narrow feet. The fact that contractors 

Convenience May Have Done It!

In my library is a book entitled The Robert E. Lee Family Cooking and Housekeeping Book by Anne Carter Zimmer. Many years ago I found it at the book store in the Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Historical Park near Charleston, SC. The Battle 

Stranded on an island?

I have been watching the HULU reality series, ALONE. At the end in each season we uncover the contestant who lasts the longest without completely starving. Ten people, each alone and isolated from the others, are dumped unceremoniously with 10 tools of their choice on