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Archive Category: Digestion

Leaky Gut Testing

October 21st, 2016

If you suspect you may have “leaky gut”, these testing options may help guide treatment. Often, however, clinical treatment (without testing) is very effective and saves the cost of the testing. Please schedule an appointment to determine best treatment approach for you.

Leaky Gut effects our entire body!

Leaky Gut effects our entire body!

The Gut-Brain Connection

September 23rd, 2016

Yet more evidence of the Gut-Brain connection–those suffering with Crohn’s tend to have slower response times, cognitive impairment, and poorer sleep. Holistic treatment and reduction in overall inflammation are important parts of addressing GI issues including inflammatory bowel disease.

Appendix DOES Have a Purpose

February 5th, 2016

While there are certainly indications for removal of the appendix, it is NOT a useless organ. It has been shown (and another report is attached) that it supports immune function. Just another reason to be taking care of our gut.

The Healing Benefits of Gelatin

November 3rd, 2015

I commonly recommend including bone broths in the diet. They help support your immune system and contain many benefit nutrients–among them, collagen. Powdered hydrolyzed collagen gelatin is another option to support your body. Read more here (the author includes a recipe for pumpkin pudding that looks delicious!).

Heartburn Medication Linked with Heart Attacks

August 21st, 2015

If you are taking medication for heartburn, you may be at increased risk of having a heart attack. Please read the attached article. AND call for an appointment–there are many natural treatments for heartburn and reflux!

Vitamin A Supports GI Immune Function

July 14th, 2015

This is a great article explaining Vitamin A’s relationship with the immune system, in particular the GI tract (digestion). Be sure to include foods rich in Vitamin A (or its precursors):  liver, dark green leafy veggies, carrots, red cabbage, eggs, cod liver oil, etc. If you have a digestive disorder, you may want to have your Vitamin A levels checked. Use caution with supplementation as Vitamin A toxicity can occur–check with your doctor or give us a call.

Good Gut Bugs For Your Mental Health, Too

July 6th, 2015

Love this article from William and Mary–they are finding that young adults who consume more fermented vegetables (think sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.) experience less anxiety. Eat them regularly to support good digestive health as well as mental health! Read more here.

Improved Sleep and Stress Reduction–For Your Gut Health!

June 30th, 2015

Since optimal sleep, adequate exercise, good nutrition, and stress reduction are keys to overall health, it stands to reason that they also improve your digestion. Check out this 7-day protocol 🙂

Food Additives Linked with Crohn’s and Colitis

February 27th, 2015

And another reason to stick with whole foods–emulsifying agents are being linked with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s and colitis. Read more here.

bt Corn

December 15th, 2014

OK–I was going to try and post only good news this month, but this is information we all need to know. Scientists are starting to discover why GMO corn is dangerous for us. Please read . . .

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