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Genus, Species and Strains: A Probiotic Primer

WHITE PAPER What’s In Your Probiotic? A probiotic is only as good as its bacterial components. Organized by genus, species and strains, bacteria do battle in the body with different strains exerting discrete benefits for different parts of the body. Probiotics’ adaptive qualities make them stellar defenders of gut health, as they perform double duty […]

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Why Talk about Leaky Gut?

Interview with Doni Wilson, ND  By Kimberly Lord Stewart Intestinal permeability, aka leaky gut, is frequently overlooked by many doctors. Despite that there are thousands of clinical studies supporting that this is an actual condition, there is a perception that the intestine never allows anything to pass through that shouldn’t enter into the bloodstream. Dr. […]

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Micro-Flora: A Community of Wellness

By Erin Stokes, ND There is a reason words like culture and colonies are used to describe the human microbiome. It’s about community. As with any healthy community, our gut has certain requirements to remain healthy including diversity, communication, environment and nurturing. When one of these components falls away, our microbiome falls out of balance. […]

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Train the Brain to Eat Healthy

Can your patients learn to like healthy food? Or after years of making poor food choices, are they programmed to crave fatty, sugary foods forever? A small study by Tufts University shows that it may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthier foods over processed high caloric foods. Brain scans of adult men […]

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Oh, What a Relief! Exclusion Diets Curb GERD

Food Intolerances Linked to GERD This trial tested the theory that gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) could be reduced with exclusion diets based on food intolerance tests, specifically for patients who don’t respond to proton-pump inhibitors. Published in World J. of Gastroenterology, Dec. 2014. A simple blood test for food intolerances could go a long way […]

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Reducing Inflammation with Diet & Exercise

Inflammation plays a major role in diabetes-associated cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, there is uncertainty whether diet and physical activity interventions can be successfully integrated into healthcare settings and reduce markers of inflammation and risk of CVD in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study, funded by the British Heart Foundation, examined the systemic markers […]

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Iron Improves Exercise Performance in Women

A University of Melbourne study has found that women who take iron supplements, experience a marked improvement in their exercise performance. Published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers undertook a systematic review and analysis of the effect of iron supplementation to the exercise performance of women in child-bearing years. Lead researcher, Dr Sant-Rayn Pasricha from […]

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Unwrapping Stress Reduction Tips

Dr Doni Wilson’s Gift for Every Busy Practitioner & Stressed Patient By Kimberly Lord Stewart Interview with Doni Wilson, ND, licensed naturopath and author of the Stress Remedy Whether you and your patients embrace December holidays with joy or dread the overzealous pace of shopping, entertaining and visiting relatives, it’s simply exhausting. A little stress […]

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Addressing the B6 Status of your Patients

By Karen Raterman It’s no surprise that many Americans are overworked and highly stressed. A fast-paced lifestyle often leads to fast-paced eating which may include an overabundance of processed and refined foods. As a result, Americans are overweight and undernourished. Unfortunately, nutrient deficiencies are an increasingly common issue that has wide ranging implications for long-term […]

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