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  • The Critical Functions of the Gut Microbiome

    What is a microbiome? And why is this daunting biological term important to understanding our health? A microbiome is a colony or ecosystem of diverse bacteria where the bacteria perform specific functions in a symbiotic environment. Theses...

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  • Heal Your Gut to Beat Disease and Achieve Your Ideal Weight

    With 60-70 million Americans affected by digestive disorders like constipation, heart burn, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis; healing the gut has become a trendy topic. Even seemingly unrelated conditions like auto-immune disorders, skin conditions,...

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  • A Microbiome Reset to Transform Your Weight and Health

    As a practitioner who focuses on microbiome medicine, I am still astonished at how much of our health is contingent upon the health of those little critters inside our gut. Earlier this year I brought patients through...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Go with Your Gut!

    Everything you eat passes through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the tube-like structure of your digestive system. The GI tract is home to millions of microbes including bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses which are known as the microbiome....

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  • Natural Ways to Address Acid Reflux & GERD

    Chronic gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are often treated with proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), antibiotics, and other medications that offer temporary relief of acute symptoms. Although these drugs are prescribed to provide promising results, new research indicates the drug...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • How Genetics and the Environment Influence Your Gut

    A tremendous amount of research is coming out in regards to genetics and personalized wellness. Gastrointestinal health, although largely impacted by environment, is also influenced by genetics. This is why no single diet is universally successful. People...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Natural Approaches to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Few people realize that the intestinal tract has its own nervous system that communicates directly with the brain . Because of this unique nervous system, people with irritable bowel syndrome often have intensified responses...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Belly Blues: How Gut Health Impacts Your Mood

    Stress is something we all have experienced. We have all dealt with digestive issues at some point in our life, whether it be heartburn, gas, diarrhea, constipation: the list goes on. We have heard that stress can...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A Multifaceted Approach to a Healthy, Happy Gut

    It has been said that inflammation is the cause of almost every disease and this is especially true when it comes to disorders of the gut. Intestinal inflammation not only causes GI upset and symptoms of discomfort...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Breathe Easier During Allergy Season

    ‘Tis the season for sneezing, congestion, headaches, and itchy eyes. As the beautiful trees begin to bud and flowers push up through the ground, people return to the drugstore for over-the-counter and prescription remedies. As one dutifully...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Allergies! Your Food IS Your Medicine

    It’s spring…the trees are green, the grass is lush after a wet winter, and the flowers are blooming beautiful colors. With this being so, your allergies may be blooming too! If this is you, you know the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Is Your Food Making You Sick?

    Does eating make you feel tired, bloated or in pain? Do you feel certain that you are having food reactions but don’t know what to call it or where to start? We can start by classifying your...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • 5 Steps to Heal Your Gut

    Have you heard of this thing called “leaky gut”? What does it mean to have a leaky gut and what symptoms would you experience? More importantly, what can you do about it? Read further and you will...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Your GI Distress May Be Due to Leaky Gut Syndrome

    I learned the importance of gut health over 30 years ago. It all started when I found a naturopathic doctor for my four year old daughter. She had been put on antibiotics for her ear infection by...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Food: You Are What You Eat

    Food is the ONE thing that people dose themselves with every single day. Food provides comfort and nourishment. It is engrained in casual social events, cultural practices, and religious customs. We need it. We crave it. We...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Finding Relief with a Low Histamine Diet

    Many years ago, I embarked on an autoimmune Paleo diet (AIP) to see if it would help calm my immune system. The results, at first, were remarkable. I lost weight, gained energy and felt better than I...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Food Intolerance: Is What I’m Eating Hurting Me?

    Food intolerance and sensitivity are terms used interchangeably when referring to troublesome, but non-life threatening responses to ingested food. The World Allergy Organization defines food intolerance as reactions which are not regulated by the immune system, such...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Saying Goodbye to Gluten: The Emotional Journey

    I’ve just had a difficult discussion with a patient about a diagnosis of Celiac disease. For those unfamiliar with Celiac, it’s an autoimmune disorder damaging the small intestines, prompted by an inability to digest gluten, a protein...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Enjoying the Holidays Despite Food Sensitivities

    When we think of the holidays it brings to mind the wonderful smells and tastes that go along with the festivities. Whether it is the aroma of turkey and stuffing, the warm spices of a mouthwatering apple...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Unhealthy Gut Bacteria Can Cause Weight Gain

    If you have been struggling to maintain or lose weight it may be because the bacteria living inside your gut are out of balance. What we eat affects our gut bacteria and can cause weight gain or...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Natural Relief from Constipation

    Contrary to popular wisdom, frequency of bowel movements is not a criterion for diagnosing constipation because of the wide range of variability among individuals…Bowel movements should be fairly regular and pass with no straining or pain. ~...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Food Sensitivities—Breaking Down the Basics!

    We hear a lot about food sensitivities nowadays, with so many people avoiding one or multiple foods in their daily diets. Often, people cite food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances and/or reactivity as to the reason why they avoid...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Gut-based Interventions

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the prevalence of autism is now 1 in 68. This is a 119.4% increase over the rate of 1 in 150 that was estimated in 2000. In fact, according...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • How Does Our Diet Affect Inflammation?

    It is no longer a question as to whether or not inflammation contributes to chronic disease. While it is a process essential to human existence, it can easily get out of control thus worsening our health. It...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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