Category Archives for "Diet & Food"

The Relationship Between Gluten Intolerance and Thyroid Conditions

Gluten intolerance and thyroid conditions often go hand in hand, especially when it comes to autoimmune thyroid conditions (namely Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). Understanding the relationship between gluten intolerance and the thyroid and adopting a gluten-free diet can reduce your symptoms and improve your thyroid health. What is Gluten Intolerance? The most severe form […]

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The Connection Between Diet and Emotional Health

The more doctors study the gut-brain connection, the more we learn about the link between diet and emotional health. Studies have shown that boosting beneficial gut bacteria can help improve your ability to handle stressful situations and deal with fear, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve your mood. That is why functional medicine doctors, such […]

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Are you getting enough of this dementia-prevention nutrient on a vegan or vegetarian diet?

Eating a vegetable-based diets has loads of proven health benefits, including enriching your gut bacteria diversity, loading you up with plant vitamins and minerals, and ensuring you get plenty of fiber. However, if your plant-based diet is strictly vegan or strict vegetarian you may be missing out on this essential dementia-fighting nutrient: Choline. Choline is […]

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Integrating Ancient Fiber Needs into a Modern Diet

Although the produce section at the grocery store may look vast, it only represents a fraction of edible, nutritious, and tasty plant foods. It’s estimated there are more than 20,000 species of edible plants, and that we only eat about 20 to 50 of them. As a result, this may be playing a significant role […]

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Pollutants Lower Sperm Counts in Dogs and Humans

Infertility has been a growing problem over the last three decades, with most of the attention focused on women’s reproduction. However, 40 to 50 percent of cases of infertility are caused by male infertility. Research shows sperm quality has dropped by 50 percent in the last 80 years. Sperm quality of dogs has also declined […]

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Bad gut bacteria big risks in hardening arteries

  Unhealthy gut bacteria are a bigger risk for atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries than smoking, cholesterol levels, obesity, or diabetes. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart disease. That’s because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation. In fact, most modern health disorders are rooted in inflammation, including arthritis, diabetes, obesity, dementia, […]

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What Causes Poor Digestion? Foods & Habits to Avoid

If you find yourself frequently popping antacids or taking swigs of pink bismuth, you are probably wondering what causes poor digestion and what you can do to improve your digestive health. Bloating, heartburn and reflux, gas, constipation and diarrhea are common complaints that can typically be linked to certain eating habits and lifestyle factors. Changing […]

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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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