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Autoimmunity 101: The Progression of Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases have reached pandemic levels in developed nations. 80 million people suffer from autoimmune disease in the U.S., and 150 million suffer worldwide. It’s the third leading cause of death — what do we know about it?  Autoimmunity has a mechanism. It is a somewhat predictable progression of events. With the high mortality rates …

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Improve Your Health: Aim for the STAR (Strides to Achieve Results)

In order to best improve your health, just remember the mantra, “Base hits win the game.” Your best results will come through how you live day-to-day over time — not through isolated events. Many people find themselves in a similar situation when they are newly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. You get a diagnosis. Panic …

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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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Is It Inflammatory Bowel?

Is It Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Are you experiencing symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, or could it be something else? The terms inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often used interchangeably; however, they are two separate and distinct conditions. And it is possible to have both. …

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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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