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Conversation on Intestinal Permeability with Erin Stokes, ND and Jesse Davis, DC

Listen in on a professional dialogue between Erin Stokes, ND and Jesse Davis, DC on their experiences, patient protocols and research updates on addressing leaky gut. Both practitioners review the role of optimum mucosal permeability and intestinal health. Doctors no longer think of the digestive tract as a tube within a tube. Stokes and Davis […]

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Breaking Down the Basics of Digestive Enzymes

By Jesse Davis, DC Digestion occurs through both mechanical factors and enzymatic factors. Enzymes are proteins that are distinguished by their ability to catalyze a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process. The enzymes involved in digestion are responsible most importantly for breaking up macronutrient macromolecules of carbohydrate, fat and protein into smaller molecular […]

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For IBD Go with the Gut, Interview with Andrea Nakayama, CNC

By Kathleen Finn Andrea Nakayama, CNC, CNE, CHHC, is a functional nutritionist based in Portland, Oregon. In this interview with Kathleen Finn she discusses the immune health, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and the importance of a thriving microbiome. Kathleen Finn: Can you talk about your philosophy of gut health and how it relates to autoimmune […]

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CSA at INNATE Response

What is a CSA? CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture and has become an increasingly popular way for farmers to connect their local community with their fresh grown, just-harvested produce. This relationship between farmers and their local community is a win/win, as the community invests in advance to support the farm and gains access to […]

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A Synergistic Approach to Supporting Digestive Health

By Kevin Lamberg Many wholistic-minded practitioners believe optimal gastrointestinal health is the first step in maintaining and restoring the innate healing potential of the body. Sadly, chronic illness from poor lifestyle choices now make up more than 75 percent of the burden of health care costs in the United States.[1] An increase in stress levels, […]

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Research Update: Chromium, Selenium and Pea Protein

Compiled & edited by Kimberly Lord Stewart Most clinical studies focus on the role of drug efficacy for type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. However, there have been a number of recent studies using various supplements and foods commonly found in a holistic providers toolkit. The following is a summary of recent research on […]

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Low on Energy? Don’t Forget Iron.

By Erin Stokes, ND One of the most common complaints I hear about from women that I work with in my naturopathic practice is fatigue. There are so many different avenues to pursue as a practitioner when investigating low energy levels, which means it can be challenging to know where to start. In therapeutic order, […]

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Ancient Ally : Ashwagandha

By Erin Stokes, ND Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an ancient ally that has been utilized and revered in India for thousands of years. In the traditional Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda, this humble looking plant is considered a rasayana, a restorative tonic that increases health and longevity.[1] Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word, literally means the “science […]

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