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SIBO Treatment, Diet and Maintenance

posted on February 24th, 2015 ·

SIBO Treatment, Diet and Maintenance

This post is a follow-up to our previous conversation on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and will look at the aspects involved in treatment for SIBO, which typically involves a very low-carb diet, herbal or pharmaceutical antibiotics, nutrients to heal the gut, addressing confounding factors like Candida overgrowth, stress management, and ongoing maintenance. (more…)

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SIBO 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

posted on February 13th, 2015 ·

SIBO 101: A Guide to Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

When overgrowth of bacteria occurs in the small intestine, it is called SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and it may have negative effects on both the structure and function of the small intestine that can result in a wide array of disruptive physiological and psychological symptoms. The small bowel typically does not contain very much bacteria, so it should not be present there in large numbers. It houses less than 10,000 organisms per milliliter of fluid, compared to 1000,000,000 per milliliter fluid in the large colon, and the bacteria in the small bowel are different from those that inhabit the large intestine. Most bacteria in the small intestine is L. acidophilus. We have bacteria throughout the entire digestive tract from mouth to anus, but most of it resides in the colon. (more…)

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Six Great Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef to Appreciate and Enjoy

posted on February 3rd, 2015 ·

Six Great Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

There are many health benefits to including beef in your diet that cannot be obtained from other sources. Grass-fed beef is especially beneficial as it contains a greater concentration of nutrients and healthy fats, which have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes, support a healthy brain, reduce depression, cognitive problems, and other mental health disorders. (more…)

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How to Recognize and Listen to Your Body’s True Voice

posted on January 22nd, 2015 ·

How to Listen to the True Voice of Your Body

For many years, I have been teaching that the most fundamental principle for designing a diet that is right for you and choosing actions that optimize your health is that you must listen to your body. When creating your Individualized Paleo Plan or deciding which healing remedies to utilize, your body should be used as your guide. This can be confusing for many people in the beginning, because, as we all know, there is more than one inner voice and it can be difficult to know which one to listen to, if you can’t recognize the one that belongs to your body. (more…)

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Top Six Benefits of Organic Food

posted on January 12th, 2015 ·

Top Six Benefits of Organic FoodDo you look at the price difference between conventional and organic labels and wonder if there’s really any difference? The benefits of organic food may be difficult to appreciate when it comes to its effects on the wallet, but dig a little deeper and you’ll see that there are many reasons to choose this higher-quality option. (more…)

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Is Resistant Starch Healthy?

posted on January 2nd, 2015 ·

Is Resistant Starch Healthy?

I’ve received some version of the following question on several occasions in the past few months, so thought it was time to tackle this topic. (more…)

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Harnessing The Power of Hope

posted on December 23rd, 2014 ·

Harnessing the Power of HopeWhen one is dealing with a chronic health condition, particularly one that is complex and may defy both conventional and natural medicine in many ways, it is easy to fall into the trap of despair from time to time. Although this is a natural and normal response to duress, it is not a place we want to allow ourselves to remain for very long. Cultivating hope is a vital element of the healing journey and living life in general. (more…)

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Eight Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness

posted on December 12th, 2014 ·

The roots of mindfulness go back thousands of years to Eastern philosophy. Fortunately, these ideas have been passed down through generations to our modern society–where we need mindfulness and acceptance more than ever, and where these practices have been proven to improve our mental and physical health. If you’ve thought about jumping into mindfulness, whether as philosophy or via meditation, there is no better time than now. Here are eight reasons why that we can all appreciate. (more…)

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Four Things About Red Meat You May not Know

posted on December 3rd, 2014 ·

Many nutrition experts claim that red meat is unhealthy and including it in your diet might send you to an early grave. Unfortunately, this myth has been kept alive for quite a while and is based on shaky research that is far from conclusive.

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How to Reduce Holiday Stress Instantly

posted on November 21st, 2014 ·

Managing stress is an important part of optimizing one’s health on a day-to-day basis, but during the holiday season when stress levels can be at their highest and quiet time can be at its lowest, it becomes even more vital. Too much stress weakens the immune system, disrupts hormones, impairs digestion and absorption of nutrients, makes Candida and other microbes proliferate, leads to cravings for sugar and carbs or drugs and alcohol, burdens the adrenal glands, causes depression and anxiety, and exacerbates any health condition that may exist, all of which can put a real damper on the holiday spirit. (more…)

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