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Do You Have Compromised Gut Health?

Gastrointestinal function is critical for good health. Emerging evidence has associated overall GI function and gut microbiome status with a wide variety of common illnesses. Assessing and normalizing GI function can have profound effects on overall health, leading to improvements in conditions such as IBD, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, Celiac, mood disorders, autoimmune and malabsorption…

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October 11, 2016
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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

SIBO occurs when bacteria that may (or may not) normally live in the GI tract have overgrown in a location not meant for so many organisms. This results in the interference of normal digestion and assimilation of food, and may lead to damage of the lining of the small intestine. Unwanted symptoms are common such…

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October 11, 2016
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DFH Paleo Cleanse & Lean Body Program

Feel great as you lose weight! Step 1. Start with Detox A 14 day detoxification program is a great way to kick-start weight loss and feel great as you lose weight. Why? Because many of the toxins in our bodies are stored in body fat. Research shows that when we lose fat, these toxins are…

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October 11, 2016
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Can Green Tea Extract Improve Acne?

Does supplementation with green tea extract improve acne in post-adolescent women? A randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Green tea is believed to have beneficial effects in the prevention and treatment of acne. To examine the effects of a decaffeinated green tea extract (GTE), providing a daily dose of 856 mg of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)…

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September 23, 2016

Gut Microbiome of Infants

According to a new study published this past Monday in Nature Medicine, researchers link the gut microbiome of one month old infants to an increased risk of allergies and asthma later in life. This paper identifies that imbalances in the gut microbiome in at-risk infants causes immune dysfunction, leading to a hyperactive immune system. Many…

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September 16, 2016
Vitamin D Asthma

New study demonstrates vitamin D reduces asthma attacks

Asthma has become more common in the last several years. Many patients have managed their asthma with medication and avoiding environmental triggers. According to a new review published 4 days ago, taking a vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication can reduce severe asthma attacks. Low serum vitamin D levels have been linked…

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September 12, 2016
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Low Vitamin D associated with increased risk of cognitive decline according to new study

http://blog.designsforhealth.com/ According to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology last month, researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and Duke University have associated low vitamin D levels with an increased risk of cognitive decline in the elderly. The results reinforce the importance of identifying vitamin D insufficiency among the elderly. Low vitamin D…

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September 2, 2016
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Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

If TV commercials and magazine ads are to be believed, testosterone levels in American men are plummeting to rock bottom faster than an anvil dropped from a cliff in a Road Runner cartoon. Based on the hype, it would be easy to be fooled into thinking “low T” affects every man, everywhere, and that the…

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August 18, 2016
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Are Antibiotics Finished?

The headlines say yes, but the medical establishment is ignoring some important new evidence that could yet save antibiotics. Action Alert! Antibiotic-resistant illnesses currently kill an estimated 700,000 people a year globally. By 2050, these illnesses are expected to kill 10 million people. Based on recent news, this could be coming a lot sooner. Earlier…

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July 22, 2016

Yerba Mate: Good Brew from the Guaraní

Rituals involving hot beverages are found all over the globe. East Asia has ancient tea ceremonies, there’s the bitter and spicy hot chocolate of Central America, and much of the industrialized world can barely open its eyes without a morning cup of coffee. As common as it is for North Americans to meet to discuss…

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July 12, 2016