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GI Map vs Standard Stool Cultures for Gut Health and IBS
July 6, 2021
The GI Map is the best, most comprehensive stool analysis on the market. Nearly all companies use a standard culture process when analyzing stool which requires enough organism at the time of collection to culture out. If there isn't enough it's classified as a negative.The GI Map is so sensitive it can pick up even minute amounts of DNA and doesn't rely on culturing the organisms out. Meaning it picks...
How to Heal a Leaky Gut
June 3, 2021
Healing leaky gut is essential to restoring healthy gut function and in cases of autoimmunity, is critical to help reverse disease.Some of the top ways to help strengthen the gut barrier are:❇️Eliminate individual food sensitivities❇️Remove alcohol and sugar❇️Remove gluten❇️Eliminate toxic exposures❇️Remove heavy metals❇️Treat any pathogens present❇️Glutamine supplementation❇️Collagen peptides❇️Bone broth❇️Zinc carnosine supplementation❇️Collostrum❇️Pleomorphic remediesOne word of caution around probiotics; they are great and have been studied to strengthen gut integrity but I...
Auto-Immune Paleo Diet a Natural Way to Support Your Immune System
The Auto-immune Paleo diet (Also referred to as AIP, or Autoimmune Protocol Diet) is a more restrictive version of the Paleo diet designed to remove the most common inflammatory foods from the diet. It is meant as a gut and immune system reset button and can reduce or eliminate symptoms of nearly all autoimmune diseases.The diet can help to:❇️Heal leaky gut❇️Reset the immune system❇️Reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease❇️Reduce inflammation❇️Boost micronutrient...
Adrenal Fatigue: Give Your Adrenals a Break
May 26, 2021
The adrenal glands are your main stress responders. They pump us full of stress hormones and get us ready for action. They also don't discriminate from physical or perceived mental stress. Some of my favorite things happen to physically stress the adrenal glands: Strenuous exercise, sauna, cold showers, coffee, fasting, chocolate. These things are amazing and have powerful health benefits to the body in general, they also happen to be...
The Root Causes Behind IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
May 22, 2021
IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a condition that affects up to 20% of Americans. It is characterized by chronic abdominal pain (with or without gas and bloating) and alterations in bowel movements (loose stools, constipation or mixed).The underlying causes are many and figuring out the unique mix for each person is a diagnostic art form.The most common causes for IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) for many people are:🟢Stress🟢Certain pharmaceutical medications🟢Food...
Gut Health: Fiber vs Prebiotics
When it comes to defining prebiotics vs fiber the definitions can get hazy. What isn't hazy is that you're likely not getting enough of either.Americans consume the least amount of dietary fiber and prebiotics in the world (other than the UK). In general terms prebiotics feed our gut microbiome. Fibers aid in digestion and stool formation. Some fibers are also prebiotics, and vice versa. The health benefits of a high...
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth  (SIBO)
May 5, 2021
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or SIBO is a condition that has received a lot of attention in the functional medicine community. While at school, although we learned about it extensively, I never really thought it was that big of an issue. In private practice however I see so many patients where SIBO is an underlying root cause of many their gut symptoms. What Are the Symptoms Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth...
Gut Imbalance -IS- Immune Imbalance
May 3, 2021
70% of your immune system is in your gut. The gut mucosa is the first line of defense against the outside world. When there is an imbalance of your gut microbiome (ie high levels of pathogens, parasites, overgrowth, missing key stone species, impaired intestinal lining aka "Leaky gut", etc) then there is dysfunction in the immune system as a whole.Lowered immunity makes us susceptible to more invasion by outside bugs...
The Gut Health to Skin Health Connection
GUT HEALTH = SKIN HEALTH What’s the connection between your skin and your gut? Trick question. There is no connection. They are the same thing.Both are surfaces outside your body that bacteria live on. What happens to one affects the other.Humans are really just giant donuts with bacteria living on the delicious surfaces (thanks for that visual Dr Brons). Any infection, parasite, food allergy, inflammation going on in the gut...
Top 5 Hacks to Stop a Hangover for The Integrative Soul (that parties).
Likely most people aren't raging hard every night but if you do chose to imbibe with a little alcohol here and there; here are some tips to help soften that next day hangover: 1-Water-2 glasses for every one of an alcoholic drink. Add a pinch of sea salt for added electrolytes. Alcohol is dehydrating and dehydration is one of the main reasons you feel sick during a hangover. For every...
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