Category Archives for "Leaky Gut"

Does Leaky Gut Cause Inflammation?

A question our patients frequently ask is, “Does leaky gut cause inflammation?” This is an important question, because a healthy gut is the foundation of a healthy body. Understanding the causes and consequences of leaky gut is the first step to restoring your gut health. With Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD, FAARM, ABAARM and Anchor Wellness […]

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How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora

If you find yourself constantly suffering from digestive issues, your gut’s natural microbiome is likely out of balance. There are 500 species and 3 pounds of good, necessary bacteria in your gut. Without this good bacteria, your body would be unable to break down and extract nutrients from food. However, various lifestyle and environmental factors […]

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Target Gut Microbiome for Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the number one cause of disability in the US, afflicting 31 million people. Until now, treatment strategies have been aimed at pain relief but not the inflammatory factors driving it. However, new research shows that improving the gut microbiome — the community of bacteria that live in your gut […]

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Why is Celiac Disease on the Rise? – Anchor Wellness Center

Over the last decade, we have seen more and more restaurants offering gluten-free menus, and whole aisles in the grocery store become dedicated to gluten-free products. This is in response to the increasing number of people being diagnosed with Celiac disease, but it begs the question, why is Celiac disease on the rise? What is […]

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Try New Veggies and Fruit to Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria

Want to improve your mood, health, and brain function? An ample and diverse supply of healthy gut bacteria has been shown to be essential, and that is best obtained through eating lots of different kinds of produce. Try going out of your comfort zone in the produce aisle and incorporating some new varieties of vegetables […]

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How to Treat Candida in the Gut

Having a healthy gut microbiome is a key factor in overall health. If your gut is out of balance, it can trigger adverse reactions throughout your body. One of the most common causes of gut imbalance is candida overgrowth. In this blog, we will discuss what causes candida overgrowth and how to treat candida in […]

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LeakyGut Raises Risk of Artery Plaque and Heart Disease

Many people think the main keys to avoiding arterial plaque and heart disease are to watch cholesterol, avoid smoking, and exercise. But what is less known is how dependent your heart health is on your gut. If you have digestive problems, multiple food sensitivities, or chronic inflammation, these could be signs your gut health is […]

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Increase in Autoimmunity Rates Linked to Leaky Gut

Autoimmunity, a disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys body tissue, is one of the most prevalent diseases today, affecting predominantly women. Traditionally, autoimmune disease was thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but research increasingly shows that while genetics play a role, intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, is also an important factor. […]

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Gut Intelligence: The Connection Between the Brain & Gut

Nearly a third of Americans are suffering from gastrointestinal problems. What most people don’t know is that digestive disorders can actually affect your entire body, leading to other problems such as allergies, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, and more. That is because of gut intelligence. Sometimes referred to as the “second brain,” the enteric nervous system […]

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What Are Spore Probiotics?

Are your daily probiotics spore-based? It’s the latest innovation in gut bacteria supplements—but what does it mean? Spore-based probiotics are a powerful class of probiotics that are able to seed the digestive tract with healthy bacteria to support a healthy gut. Regular probiotics are a bit more fragile and might not survive stomach acid, room-temperature […]

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