Posts Tagged ‘gut health’

Oxalate Overload: How It Affects Your Gut, Urinary Tract, and Risk of Autoimmune Conditions

In personalized lifestyle medicine, sometimes one person’s superfood is another person’s poison. Such is the case with oxalates, which are found in high concentrations in many presumed health foods. Once I started testing, I realized that many of my patients were experiencing the downstream consequences of excess oxalate intake, usually in the form of green…

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The Truth About Gluten and Going Grain Free

We can’t have a conversation about grains without talking about gluten, which is in so many of our favorite products. The word “gluten” is actually the Latin word for “glue”; it is the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that provides elasticity to baked goods, such as bread, cereal, and pizza. The problem is…

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How to Look, Feel Your Best While Aging

So here are my first steps I recommend taking to turn back the clock from the inside and working out so that you can really feel your best. The building blocks are sleep, food and exercise. Improve your sleep with Vitamin D supplementation It’s difficult to gain a sufficient amount of it through your diet.…

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Is Fungal Overgrowth Causing your Symptoms?

Are you frustrated with any of the following symptoms? Gut issues such as constipation, gas, or bloating Irritable bowel syndrome Malabsorption Recurrent yeast infections Itchy ears or scalp Dandruff Fatigue Acne or rosacea Patchy skin rashes, usually itchy Allergies Headaches Joint problems Thyroiditis Mood and brain symptoms While these symptoms have multiple causes, I commonly…

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Gut Heath: Autoimmunity and the Leaky Gut Connection

When your body is healthy, you have a powerful army that defends you against invading bugs and foreign particles, such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites. That army is your immune system, and it polices your gut and blood stream for anything it deems foreign. Your immune system is a complex network of specialized cells and…

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Dysbiosis Decoded: Symptoms, Why You Get It, and Link to Autoimmunity, Breast Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Plus Other Common Conditions

Your top 5 questions about dysbiosis answered

Dysbiosis is an imbalance in your gut flora caused by too few beneficial bacteria and an overgrowth of bad bacteria, yeast, and/or parasites. The more clinical term that relates to the problem is “Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth” (SIBO), and this term refers to the gut flora that crawled backward into the small intestine from the…

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Leaky Gut: The Disease Your Doctor Can’t Diagnose

“Leaky Gut” sounds pretty weird, right? The first time I heard the term back when I was struggling with chronic diarrhea and low energy, what that popped in my mind was, “Ewwww, does that mean my poop is leaking into my body?” Now, after years of studying leaky gut, that simplistic question isn’t far from…

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Q & A with Chris Kresser

Chris Kresser is a neighbor and my favorite savant when it comes to ancestral health and how it informs functional medicine. He generously answered my burning questions about how he got into functional medicine and Paleo, gut health, and his latest interests…. Q: Chris, you’re trained as an acupuncturist but you’re also one of the…

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