H Pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria that exists in more than 50% of people. “Helico” refers to its helix shaped structure, which it uses to corkscrew into the mucosal lining of the stomach and burrow into it for added protection against the harsh climate. Many people may not know they …

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Kimchi , Fermented Foods, and Probiotics

Fermented foods like Kimchi are the ultimate source of probiotics, building a beautiful colony of healthy beneficial bacteria within your gut microbiome. Most probiotic supplements contain less than 10 billion colony-forming units (CFUs). That sounds like a lot until you discover that fermented vegetables contain 10 trillion (yes, trillion) CFUs. One serving of a fermented …

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Celiac Disease and the Dangers of Isolation

As people with celiac disease struggle to maintain a gluten-free diet, dietary restrictions can lead to isolation and withdrawal. Research indicates that having additional medical conditions is associated with a lower quality of life. One study looked at the combined influence of having a chronic disease and perceived quality of life and wanted to see …

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Nutritional Deficiencies of a Gluten-free Diet Can Impact Your Brain Health

Can a gluten-free diet exacerbate a pre-existing brain condition? Changes in your diet can alter your microbiome within 1-2 days. When you remove wheat from your diet (which is a good thing to do), you remove the ‘bad guys’ in wheat that cause inflammation in every human. But you also remove the ‘good guys’ in …

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Mycotoxins and Your Brain

Mycotoxins are toxins derived from mold. These toxins have the potential to harm and even kill. Mycotoxin exposure can come from both dietary and environmental sources. Dietary sources include spoiled food and environmental sources include living or working in water-damaged buildings, airborne or physical contact with outdoor molds, and airborne dust in buildings containing mold …

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