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Hay Fever and Gut Health

What does got health have to do with hay fever or seasonal allergies? Probably a good deal more than you might think. Allergies and hay fever are an inappropriate defensive response to pollen and other substances. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, "Besides being associated with inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, or celiac […]

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What is SIBO?

If you are treating your leaky gut by following the 4 Rs and not seeing much progress, it could be that you're dealing with symptoms from SIBO - small intestine bacterial overgrowth. So what is SIBO? SIBO (pronounced SEE-bo) is one of the causes of leaky gut, but treatment for the two is a bit […]

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Child Appropriate Alternatives for Gut Destroying Antibiotics

By the age of seven, practically all children will have suffered an ear infection. It's the second most common childhood illness, colds are number one.†Definitely a painful experience, and risky, too, if it isn't taken care of. This usually means a visit to the family doctor and a prescription for amoxicillin. Problem solved? Not necessarily.You […]

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Modern Agriculture and Human Gut Health

If you've done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they're killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your body of the helpful bacteria and other friendly microbes. This microbial community […]

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Gut Health and Weight Loss

Do you have trouble losing extra weight even though you're exercising regularly and eating healthy foods? Starving yourself to lose weight isn't good for your body, and a super hard-core exercise program may not be the answer, either. These are both extremes, most people's needs fall somewhere in between. So let's take a closer look […]

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GMOs and Gut Health

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have genes from another species transplanted into their DNA. This is done to increase production or yield or add some other previously nonexistent quality to the organism. These experimental organisms have so far been mostly plants, but animals are also being modified. This is not the same as hybridizing. Hybrids are […]

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Essential Oils and Gut Health

We typically think of using essential oils for their marvelous fragrance, or as a spa treatment. These uses are certainly valid, but you should know that plant essences have been used as medicine for thousands of years. First, let me be clear that I'm referring to essential oils, not fragrance oils. Fragrances are synthetics based […]

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Digestive Health Advantages for Your Baby

Of course you want to give your baby every feasible chance of her best possible life and health. Some things are difficult, even impossible, to control. Others are fairly simple and straightforward. Ideally, you should resolve your own health issues - including gut health - before getting pregnant. This gives your baby many advantages, some […]

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Digestive Enzymes and Gut Health

Your body is designed to digest the food you eat; it creates hydrochloric acid along with various enzymes for just that purpose. So why might you consider taking them as a supplement? Well if you seem to get gas no matter you eat, or you often suffer from heartburn or indigestion, or if constipation is […]

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