Foods That Fight Inflammation

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of nearly every type of disease, and one of the greatest health risks we face today. Autoimmunity is not one discrete category. Instead, there is what I call the autoimmune spectrum, and the more inflammation you have, the higher you fall on the spectrum. Fortunately, by reducing your inflammation you can work your way back down the spectrum, reversing chronic illness and returning to optimal health. And, there are a number of inflammation-fighting foods you can incorporate into your daily diet to help you accomplish that!

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Lectins - The Basics

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What are lectins? ‘Sticky’ proteins found in plants that protect plants from predation but can damage human tissue Why are they problematic? They can damage the gut lining and cause ‘leaky gut’ We have evolved to deal with some high lectin foods better than others Grasses, grain, and bean lectins we are less evolved to deal with

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Oral Contraceptives Increase Anxiety

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Oral contraceptives i.e. the birth control pill, cause low vitamin B6 and zinc, thereby reducing serotonin levels and can increase anxiety and depression in susceptible women.

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Winter Flu Season

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The winter season is in full force and the flu and other upper respiratory infections (URIs) are particularly aggressive and virulent this year, with many deaths of otherwise previously healthy people of all ages due to organ failure secondary to the flu.

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7 Signs of Inflammation

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Inflammation is one of the biggest, yet most preventable health threats of our time. I call it the “silent inferno.” It slowly simmers, destroying cells and, eventually, your health.

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What is SIBO?

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Even if you haven't experienced abdominal swelling to an extreme, any amount of bloating is not normal; it’s a sign of intestinal inflammation. If you're having gas and/or bloating regularly, you could have food sensitivities and/or a gut infection, such as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, or SIBO.

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Histamine Intolerance

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Histamine is a chemical involved in your immune system, proper digestion, and your central nervous system. As a neurotransmitter, it communicates important messages from your body to your brain. It is also a component of stomach acid, which is what helps you break down food in your stomach.

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Causes of Hair Loss in Women

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Seeing your hair fall, even after you have been using that promising new product that you bought can be devastating. I’ve met women with a hormone imbalance who tried every product out there to stop hair thinning and/or hair loss. But you really need to understand your hair in order to give it what it needs.

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