CBD and Crohn’s Disease: Symptom ReliefI’m writing this blog post for my lovely Grandmother Rose. Even though she passed a few years ago, I’m sure she had undiagnosed IBD. As she aged, she became afraid to leave the house. And when we did get to go out to restaurants, we had to pick a table […]
We’ve heard a lot about the gut, digestion and the microbiome recently. What about the interplay and connections between the gastrointestinal microbiome and estrogen metabolism? There is some current research that shows that our gastrointestinal microbiome affects estrogen levels in our bodies.The Gut Microbiome and Estrogen LevelsWe are learning that one function of the GI […]
Years ago, I underwent an upper GI endoscopy. My follow-up visit consisted of being handed a prescription for Prevacid and told I would need to be on it the rest of my life. That made zero sense to me and I went home, looked up the side effects (depression!) and threw the prescription in the […]
Years ago, we were told to eat frequently (“grazing”) to improve our metabolism. Well, it turns out, that for most people, that wasn’t the most sound advice. Turns out that your body needs a break from digestion, so eating here-and-there all the time is often counterproductive. Continue Reading
Our immune system lives in our gut – 50 to 70% of our immune system lives there. A few years ago, connecting the gut to the immune system was a novel concept. We looked at what we ate as distinct and independent from how we felt. We assumed that every illness was externally obtained – from […]
I recently had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Alessio Fasano speak at the 2018 IFM Annual International Conference – Solving the Puzzle of Autoimmunity: The Interplay of Gut, Genes, and Environment. It was a fascinating several days filled with physicians, researchers and functional medicine experts like Mark Hyman, M.D., Alessio Fasano, M.D., Jeffrey Bland, […]
Is digestion critical to overall health? YES! Our digestive tract is made up of cells that both feed us, communicate with us and remove toxins from us. When your tummy is happy, you feel better. There is a direct relationship between healthy digestion and feeling well as well as being resistant to infections or seasonal […]
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