Microbiome Part 3: Gut-Brain Connection

All right. We are onto the next subject, and one that often gets overlooked when we’re talking about microbiome, or gut health, or any of those topics, is the link to the brain. There’s a term that you as the reader might have come across in the past.

Microbiome Part 2: Leaky Gut

All right. We have a very popular topic here to talk about in the functional health world, and that is “leaky gut”. I’ll put that in quotes also because that’s a commonly thrown around term where I don’t know if people who use it often even understand really what it means or what it is. Before we go further, what is leaky gut, as defined from a biological standpoint?

Microbiome Part 1: What Is It?

So we’re gonna start with the basics. What is the ‘microbiome,’ and I put that in quotes, because that word is used a lot. When someone says ‘microbiome’ or we read ‘microbiome’ on something, what, exactly, does that mean?

A Brief History and Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

There is a lot to be learned from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is a system that has survived for nearly 2,000 years because it works. It will continue to survive and, in fact, thrive as we apply science and rigor to it and discover that there is a great deal of wisdom in a system which has long held that the mind, body and spirit are all integral to health and well being.

The Magic of Milk Thistle

Ask any natural healthcare practitioner what they would recommend for a liver condition and chances are, one of the first things that come to mind is milk thistle. It’s safe, easy to use, well tolerated and is readily available as either a stand-alone herb or used in many liver support products.

Heart Bottom Syndrome… A Heart You’ll Definitely Want to Break

One of the most common questions I’m asked by my female clients is ‘how can I get my body back after having my baby? I feel so weak and my butt is really flattening out!’ ‘THAT’S ME!’ you might be screaming at your screen right now, but don’t you worry – it can be addressed!

Autoimmunity and the Microbiome

What causes autoimmunity? There are many factors involved in the development of autoimmune conditions; ranging from chemical toxicants, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, emotional stress, and even prescription drug use.

IBS? Your Doctor Might Be Missing This Cause

IBS? Your Doctor Might Be Missing This Cause. Between 24 and 45 million people in America suffer from IBS, according to the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Chronic Fatigue Isn’t All In Your Head – It’s In Your Gut

Physicians have been mystified by chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition where normal exertion leads to debilitating fatigue that isn’t alleviated by rest. There are no known triggers, and diagnosis requires lengthy tests administered by an expert.

Leaky Gut, Inflammation and the Gut-Brain Connection

Leaky Gut, Inflammation and the Gut-Brain Connection. Can “special” probiotics aid in brain function, cravings and more? Joe Rignola: An interesting study that he’s working on. Do you want to talk about that a little bit? You can mention names here I think.

High “Bad” Cholesterol? Good. You may live longer!

It should come as no surprise to readers of this blog that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. New research, published in the British Medical Journal, not only confirms this, but goes a step further. A team of researchers from around the world analyzed studies involving over 68,000 participants. Their findings?

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