112015Jun
The Best Prebiotics You’ve Never Heard of and Why You Need Them

The Best Prebiotics You’ve Never Heard of and Why You Need Them

Our two favorite prebiotics are Mannan Oligosaccharides (MOS) and Galactooligosaccharides (GOS). Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrate-based food ingredients that stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria (bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria) in the gastrointestinal tract. Prebiotics act as food for probiotics. You need a healthy amount of probiotics in your intestines to help keep your digestive system…

232014Dec
Gluten Intolerance and the Link to Autoimmune Disease

Gluten Intolerance and the Link to Autoimmune Disease

Diagnosing Gluten Intolerance and its Link to Autoimmune Diseases Food and microbial products are the main stimulants of the immune system and the main external regulator of various metabolic pathways.  Accordingly, composition of the consumed food can influence immune responses and inflammatory processes leading to the development of distinct forms of autoimmune diseases. Gluten (a…

102014Dec
Natural Treatment For Hot Flashes

Natural Treatment For Hot Flashes

Hot flashes (also known as vasomotor symptoms) are defined as a sudden feeling of warmth affecting face, neck and chest, which is typically associated with the changing hormone levels around menopause. Hot flashes can also cause profuse sweating, rapid heartbeat and last from several minutes up to an hour. The hot-flash event may be repeated…

192014Nov
Natural Treatment of Thyroid Disease

Natural Treatment of Thyroid Disease

Three Natural Ways to Support Healthy Thyroid Function The thyroid gland is a hormonal gland that plays an essential role in metabolism, growth and maturation of the human body. It helps regulate many bodily functions including: –          Body temperature –          Heart rate –          Body weight –          Bowel movements –          Emotions –          Sleeping/awakening cycle Autoimmune thyroid…

272014Oct
Sjogren’s Syndrome Treatment

Sjogren’s Syndrome Treatment

The Connection between Gluten Intolerance and Sjogren’s Syndrome Among common non-gastrointestinal complaints in patients with gluten intolerance and celiac disease, mucosal dryness occupies one of the top places. Prolonged eye dryness, itching and chronic inflammation of the eye lids (blepharitis), mouth dryness, excessive thirst, frequent yeast infections, skin dryness and vaginal dryness in women may…

152014Oct
Yersinia Enterocolitica Infection: undercooked pork a common cause of food poisoning

Yersinia Enterocolitica Infection: undercooked pork a common cause of food poisoning

Updated with new data from 2018. Yersinia enterocolitica infection (Yersiniosis/Yersinia) is a food-borne illness primarily caused by the bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica. These bacteria are frequently isolated in soil, water, animals, and a variety of foods. Pigs are assumed to be the main carrier of Yersinia enterocolitica. The most common sources include: • undercooked pork •…

92014Oct
Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis

Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis

Traditional and Integrative Treatment for psoriatic arthritis Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is a form of chronic arthritis that affects near 30% of people who have psoriasis — a systemic autoimmune disease that frequently affects skin in the form of red patches topped with silvery scales. Typical symptoms of PsA include pain and swelling of the joints…

222014Sep
Explaining Different Digestive Enzymes

Explaining Different Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes are particularly important for people who typically experience digestion issues (bloating, indigestion, diarrhea). They are designed to break down foods that give people issues; most commonly protein, fat, lactose and carbohydrates. People with malabsorption (difficulty absorbing nutrients), will benefit from digestive enzymes as well because their body is better able to absorb the…