Gut health

Problem Skin?

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Functional Medicine, Gut health | 0 comments

Dr. Loren Cordain’s 30 Day Recommendation:  Do you struggle with acne and facial breakouts? For 30 days eat no dairy; grains, cereal grain-like seeds meaning quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, legumes, starchy tubers, yeast containing foods, fatty, processed and canned meats and fish, alcoholic beverages, sweets, vegetable and salad oils, margarine and shortening.  Rationale is these foods alone or in concert with other foods listed here may promote acne and virtually all processed foods are made up from the same old 3-5 ingredients – refined grains, refined oils, refined sugars, dairy, salt and perhaps artificial flavoring and coloring and can be instrumental in causing...

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Why is Gut Health Vital?

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Functional Medicine, Gut health, Special Offers | 0 comments

Most mid-life Westerners can only imagine feeling great and having plenty of energy throughout the day, having a clear mind, able to remember details, analyze information, having a noticeably keen sense of logic, being pain free and limber, no matter what your age, free of allergies and seldom, if ever, plagued by colds and flu, having clear and radiant skin, while also possessing a strong sense of wellbeing and not subject to roller coaster emotions that distract and decrease productivity. Could the forgoing description be the result of the condition of the ten trillion bacteria in your gut? The scientific research of the past two years answers that question with an...

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Depression Hurts, Diet Can Help

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Depression, Gut health | 0 comments

According to the National Institutes of Health, one fourth of Americans suffer from depression, and over twelve billion dollars are spent for antidepressants annually.  The more we understand about the gut-brain connection, the clearer it is that nutrition plays a major role in depression.  A meta-analysis of studies in 2010 showed a strong correlation between depression and obesity, both of which have a root of systemic inflammation.  Our fat tissues release inflammatory cytokines, which play a role in insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease.  They can also cause inflammation in the brain.  Insulin resistance causes a cascading effect—insulin resistance causes...

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Detoxing: Here Are the Steps

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Gut health | 0 comments

As you gently purge the body’s waste management systems of toxins and impurities, make sure to get adequate fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Vitamin B5 and C, copper, zinc, magnesium, and manganese, these according to Dr. Perricone, are the principle nutrients needed to repair any type of tissue damage, from serious wounds to unwanted wrinkles.  For seasonal detoxifying it could be helpful to spend a few days including a colon cleanse supplement along with the daily detox tea and adequate fiber.  Daily fiber in your diet improves bowel motion and re-establishes normal bowel function and strengthens adrenal function.  As the body’s responses become more efficient,...

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Signs You Need to Detox

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Gut health, Nutrition | 2 comments

The body’s largest external detoxifying organ is the skin, and the internal detoxifying organ is the liver. The liver filters out toxins and chemically converts them so they may be eliminated safely, but if your liver takes in more toxins than it can eliminate, it malfunctions causing a variety of symptoms. External signs of a sluggish liver are: coated tongue; bad breath; a flushed facial appearance; excessive facial blood vessels; acne; psoriasis; eczema; oily skin; rosacea; yellow conjunctiva (eyes); red swollen itchy eyes; dark circles under the eyes; brownish spots and blemishes (liver spots); rashes and itchy skin; inability to lose weight.   Digestive issues are...

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Support Elimination Organs: Liver, Kidney, and Intestinal

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Functional Medicine, Gut health | 1 comment

As you repair fitness and health through good diet and nutrition, it would be incomplete if it did not support the body’s five elimination pathways: the liver, kidneys, intestines and your largest detoxifying organ, your skin.  It is nearly impossible to avoid the toxins we come in contact with on a daily basis.  If toxins enter your body faster than they are removed, you will experience signs of toxicity.  If, on the other hand, you give your body the support it needs to eliminate these toxins, it will perform optimally. We wouldn’t think about going a day without brushing our teeth, let alone years and years.  Because we can’t see our liver, kidneys, and intestines we...

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