Does Your Gut Microbiome Need a Tune-up?
If you had to guess how many microorganisms live in a person’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract, what would you say? 50 million? 700 million? Maybe even 7 BILLION? Well, turns out our GI tract hosts an astounding 100 trillion microorganisms, most of which are bacteria, followed
Is Chronic Lyme Disease Real?
As long as we wish to be surrounded by nature and trees, we have to accept the possibility of tick bites and tickborne diseases. And even though many are harmless and cause no noticeable symptoms, there are bacteria, like Borrelia burgdorferi that transmit serious diseases
The Dangers Of Mold Exposure: How To Keep These Toxic Compounds At Bay
Most humans have a natural aversion to the sight and even thought of moldy food. This must be an example of a natural defense mechanism humans have developed over the centuries to these often poisonous and even lethal microorganisms. Interestingly, molds have been making human
The Epidemic of autoimmune diseases – What’s causing the alarming rise?
Many don’t know that autoimmune diseases (AD) are the third most common type of disease in the US after cancer and cardiovascular disease. The primary function of the immune system is to protect us from infectious agents, such as bacteria, viruses, toxins and cancer cells.
Exploring SIBO and IBS Link – Common Factors You Should Know
Let’s face it. Gut health is often taken for granted, until one day physical symptoms appear and start making our lives uncomfortable, to say the least. There are many factors contributing to gut health, with microbial balance being arguably the most important of them all.
Chronic Inflammation? How IV Vitamin Therapy Can Help
If you’ve been dealing with chronic inflammation, you often wonder what can be done to reduce or eliminate it. Acute inflammation generally happens when your body has trauma like an injury or microbial invasion like in a cut. The inflammation usually clears up within a
Are Chronic Digestion Problems and Depression Connected?
If you’ve been living with chronic digestion problems and depression for many years, you know how miserable this feels. Suffering from digestive upset like gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation can be very irritating to deal with. Add in depression symptoms, and it can often feel
Top 5 Nutrients to Support Your Immune System (During Cold and Flu Season)
When winter and the holidays roll around, this is prime time for nefarious microbes to exert their strength resulting in many people getting sick from various types of infections. With the lack of abundant sunshine and dropping temperatures, most people start spending more time indoors,
Common Causes of Chronic Fatigue And What You Can Do to Improve Your Energy!
With today’s busy lifestyle, more and more people are suffering from chronic fatigue. The good news is, with some help, you can conquer the fatigue and be vibrant again! All symptoms have a root cause, and working with a functional medicine doctor can help you
Signs of an Unhealthy Gut That Aren’t Digestion Related!
When it comes to certain body ailments, many people treat their symptoms at surface level. With functional medicine, however, we look at the body as a whole and strive to get to the root of the problem. We realize that certain symptoms are simply an
5 Superfoods For Gut Health
Poor gut health can lead to many health concerns that end up causing long-term problems – solution, superfoods. The cause of a leaky gut has to do with increased permeability or intestinal hyperpermeability. There are tight junctions in your gut that keep the stomach contents
Signs You Have a Food Intolerance and How to Find Out
Many people brush off digestive issues they experience after they eat. However, this could be a clue from your body that you actually have a food intolerance, which are different things. While an intolerance may not be as dangerous as a food allergy, it’s still