Do I Have Leaky Gut? Common Signs and Symptoms

If you suffer from chronic intestinal problems – such as IBS or food intolerances – you may be wondering, “Do I have leaky gut?” Also known as intestinal permeability, leaky gut is a condition wherein the intestinal barrier becomes porous, allowing bacteria, food particles, and toxins to enter the bloodstream, causing infection, disease, and chronic […]

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What is Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance?

With the popularity of gluten-free diets and products, you may be wondering what is Celiac disease and gluten intolerance? Celiac disease affects approximately 1% of the American population. This number does not sound significant until you realize that translates to 3 million Americans! Celiac disease involves an autoimmune response to gluten, a protein found primarily […]

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Natural Gut Health: What to Eat with Candida Overgrowth

Candida is a fungus and form of yeast that is naturally present in the body and is typically kept under control by the body’s healthy bacteria. However, when your immune system or healthy bacteria become compromised, candida can begin to overproduce and trigger a host of health problems. Knowing what to eat with candida overgrowth […]

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Think Twice Before You “Roundup” Some More Oats

Even if you eat all organic, many oat-based foods such as cereal, granola, instant oats, and bars contain glyphosate, the toxic weed-killer in Roundup. The independent study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) measured levels of glyphosate in 45 samples of products made with conventional oats, and 16 samples made with organically grown oats. […]

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Is There a Connection Between Diet & Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of developmental disorders that affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact socially, among other effects. ASD encompasses three common diagnoses: Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders have three main areas of difficulty: Communication (both verbal and […]

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Are Allergies an Autoimmune Disease?

In recent years, doctors have been increasingly interested in the relationship between allergies and the immune system. Specifically in developed countries, it has been found that many individuals who suffer from allergies also suffer from an autoimmune disease, and vice versa. This has led to the question are allergies an autoimmune disease, or do the […]

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Why Antacids May Not Help Your Acid Reflux or Heartburn

While most doctors prescribe antacids to lower stomach acid for heart burn and acid reflux, the real culprit may be that your stomach acid is already too low. This is called hypochlorhydria. Sufficient stomach acid, or hydrochloric acid (HCl), is necessary to: Protect the body from pathogens. When we consume food, bacteria and other microorganisms […]

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