Why do I continue to be surprised by the impact of pollution? Actually, it’s not “surprise” that I feel, but sadness. So, now air pollution is being linked to gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. There are steps that can be taken to reduce burden and to support […]
Most of my patients have become aware of the importance of supplementing with high quality probiotics if they are taking antibiotics. This research supports the clinical evidence. If you have been prescribed antibiotics, dose your probiotic at least 2 hours away from your antibiotic dose.
This research has revealed supplementation of pre-biotics and probiotics both pre-natally and after childbirth reduce the risk of eczema and food intolerances: “Prevention of eczema with probiotics seem to work until age 2 years and extended effects until 4 years have been shown in high-risk for allergy cohorts. Effects are […]
I actually appreciate this medical article pondering the issues of non-Celiac gluten enteropathy and the benefits of gluten-free diets in those who do not have Celiac. Read or watch by clicking here.
Research is confirming what naturopathic physicians have been teaching for years: that vaginal births and breast-feeding support healthy bacterial populations in babies. Research is also confirming that healthy bacteria levels are important for reducing risk of conditions such as asthma, allergies, digestive disorders, and even cancer. So, if your child […]
More exciting news about the benefits of having appropriate gastrointestinal “bugs”. This report summarizes the benefits of a healthy GI flora against diseases and conditions such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, asthma, Crohn’s and lupus. So, eat your fermented foods for good health. 🙂
This is an interesting article summarizing findings that the health state of our gut is linked to our heart health risks. So, include healthy fermented foods in your diet–kefir, kombucha, kimchi, yogurts, etc. 🙂
This article sites several studies linking ibuprofen use by athletes to gastrointestinal damage. Please use natural anti-inflammatories, if needed, such as bromelain and turmeric, in place of ibuprofen or other NSAID’s. Consult with your naturopathic physician for the best formula for your needs.
Research is proving what has been clinically seen: that the use of probiotics reduces the risk of diarrhea. This particular report summarizes the effect of probiotics with use of antibiotics. My two-cents: 1. If you have an illness or infection, consult with your naturopathic physician since there may be many […]
Protect yourself from possible food-borne illness by including grape seed extract . . . Read AANP summary: AANP – Grape Seed Extract Inhibits Norovirus Infectivity – (Tuesday, November 13, 2012) –A new study has found that grape seed extract damages the coat of the norovirus, which explains (and confirms) recent research showing that […]