SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Just about every day in clinical practice I have the opportunity to teach patients about the role their digestive system plays in the grand scheme of their health. Of course, when a patient is coming in for a typical digestive complaint, like bloating, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea, that is an obvious connection. But when the…

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Control Inflammation Naturally

I was researching something for a patient today and came across some startling numbers. It turns out that there are over 70 million prescriptions written every year for NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and over 30 billion tablets sold over-the-counter each year. WOW! That’s about 22% of the entire population of the US taking at least…

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Skip the Flu Vaccine and Boost Your Immunity Naturally

The public health people are firing up the fear propaganda machine earlier every year. You can see the signs and placards around town warning us about “flu season”.  Those of you who’ve been around the practice for a while might guess that I’m not a fan of the flu vaccine and there is ample evidence…

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Life’s a Peach

There’s more than just flavor that makes peaches delicious. Here are 5 yummy factors that make peaches so incredible.

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The Health Benefits of CBD

Preface: At the time of this writing, there is a healthy debate raging among the populous of the Great State of Utah about the merits and evils of the Cannabis Sativa plant. With 25 states and the District of Columbia legalizing medical marijuana and another 17 states legalizing products high in CBD and low in…

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What is Leaky Gut

The term “leaky gut” encompasses a wide range of symptoms running the gamut from embarrassing to debilitating. Millions of people suffer from heartburn, indigestion, nausea, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea and recurring yeast infections. As you can see by the diagram below, the Intestinal Mucosal Cells on the left are healthy, connected by tight junctions to…

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Functional Foods for Gut Health

The gut is literally the gateway to health, and the first step to take in healing regardless of a diagnosis is to begin with the gut. You can begin healing the gut with functional foods.

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The Prolific Zucchini

If you have ever planted zucchini in your garden, you know first-hand just how prolific this plant can be. Zucchini reminds me of a the creature from Greek mythology called the Hydra, you know the one that grows multiple new heads when one is chopped off.

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3 Films to Transform Your Thoughts About Food

We live in a time where we have access to lots of information and it is our responsibility to learn, to question and decide for ourselves what is best for us. We need to figure out on our own what makes sense to us and what doesn’t, what we are ready to stand up for and what we should stand against. We need information so we can see what we can change, if change needs to be made and if it does, how to make those changes.

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Health Education-Recommended Reading

I often have people ask for resources so that they can learn more about what I know, I have shared some of my favorite, and easily accessible documentaries about healthful living. Now, I want to share some of my favorite books on healthful living

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Summer Salad Round-Up

Summer has arrived! I love soaking up the warm sunshine, feeling the cool evening breeze and enjoying dinner on the patio. Summer brings lots of opportunities to entertain guests, travel to family picnics, and gather together to enjoy delicious seasonal foods.

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