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You Are What You Eat

Delving into the nutritional differences of food sourcing On a daily basis, we are challenged to make decisions about the foods we eat. Not only are we challenged by the food choice itself (salmon burger or beef? fruit or vegetable?) but we also are continuously faced with countless options on the shelves of the…

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The Clinical Role of Gastrointestinal Binders

Useful agents for detoxification and Herxheimer reactions? In today’s world of industry, technology, and rapid growth, man is globally exposed to more toxic chemicals, including heavy metals, than ever before.[1],[2] Toxic heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, plasticizers, and other potentially toxic compounds that we are exposed to that do not naturally occur in the body…

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Probiotic Benefits of Saccharomyces boulardii

Natural support for gut health from a probiotic yeast Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.”[1] You may be familiar with probiotic supplements that contain lactobacilli and/or bifidobacteria, which are families of beneficial bacteria.[2] However, there is also a yeast species that qualifies as…

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Leaky Gut = Fatty Liver

How poor digestive integrity can cause liver disease The concept of the “gut-liver axis” is not a new one: it was first described in 1987 when a group of researchers found that patients with cirrhosis had high rates of antibodies in their blood against foods like egg, whey, and casein.[1] Since that time, the…

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