gut health

5 Reasons You May Have Leaky Gut Syndrome

The lining of your gut is directly related to the health of your whole body. This lining forms a crucial barrier between you and the outside world. In a sense, everything inside your gut is outside of you. Only a few very specific substances are normally allowed through, and the … Read More

Hashimoto’s Diet: Manage Fatigue, Depression, Weight Gain

Hashimoto’s disease is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States.[1] You don’t need to have hypothyroidism as defined by the standard thyroid labs to suffer from Hashimoto’s symptoms: fatigue, depression, weight gain, and more.[2] Fortunately, you can treat your Hashimoto’s symptoms yourself with a Hashimoto’s diet. Hashimoto’s … Read More

Probiotic Foods: Best Choices and Supplements

At any given time, trillions of bacteria live in your body, many of which reside in the large intestine. This colonic community of bacteria, known as the gut microbiota, plays a key role in immune function, digestion, weight management, and blood-sugar control, among other functions. Some of these microorganisms cause … Read More

What Happens If You Swallow Gum?

It was a warm summer day when I first wondered, “What happens if you swallow gum?” My 6-year-old self was doing cartwheels across the back yard when the gum I was chomping on decided to launch itself down my esophagus (luckily it didn’t get stuck). We weren’t allowed to chew … Read More

Time for a Spring Detox?

For many, spring feels like the perfect time to do a yearly cleanse, or detox. Indeed, cleansing, or "detoxing," has become a trendy way to lose weight through fasting or consuming juices, green smoothies, broths, or other concoctions. For most practitioners trained in naturopathic or integrative medicine, the words "detox" … Read More

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