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A New Superbug is on the Rise. Here’s What You Should Know

This post was originally published on this siteHumanity has been engaged in a decades-long war against superbugs. These drug-resistant microbes threaten our return to a pre-antibiotic era – one in which common infections were often deadly. And so far, drug… Continue Reading →

This Little-Known Bacterium Could Be The Infectious Cause of Crohn’s Disease – And It Can Be Treated

This post was originally published on this siteIf you or a loved one has suffered from Crohn’s disease, you may have been told that the exact cause of your misery is still unknown. They might have told you there are… Continue Reading →

9 Proven Treatments for Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Plus, a Surprising New Comer

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’ve ever spent time reading about allergies, you might have come across people talking about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). People with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome often struggle just to obtain a… Continue Reading →

Turmeric & Ginger Roasted Cauliflower

This post was originally published on this siteThis recipe was originally authored and published by In Jennie’s Kitchen. I’ve been obsessed with cauliflower, and love drinking this turmeric tea, but it never occurred to me to combine the two until… Continue Reading →

The Surprising Link Between Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

This post was originally published on this siteImagine that you moved into a new house. Everything seems fine at first, but after a while you start noticing that there are a few odd things about this house. Some of the… Continue Reading →

The Troublesome Trio in Depression: Inflammation, Tryptophan & Glutamate

This post was originally published on this siteIn one way or another, we’re all touched by depression. But if you or a loved one has ever sought help for depression, you’ve probably come across the same textbook explanation: Depression is… Continue Reading →

Is NAD+ The Fountain of Youth?

This post was originally published on this siteIn our quest to live longer and healthier lives, we are always searching for the next big thing in anti-aging. From creams that promise to make your skin look 10 years younger to… Continue Reading →

Cleansing Beet/Apple/Fennel Salad

This post was originally published on this siteThere are times to build the body and there are times to cleanse it. When it comes time for “cleansing”, veggies and fruits are my favorite foods. They have all the right ingredients… Continue Reading →

Got Mold? Prevent Mold by Healing Your Home’s Microbiome

This post was originally published on this siteMillions of Americans are exposed to toxic mold in their homes, schools, office buildings, hotels, and even restaurants. In fact, a large study from 1994 estimated that approximately 50% of homes in the… Continue Reading →

Iron & Hemochromatosis– A Double-Edged Sword?

Iron is a well-known essential mineral that plays key roles in a variety of important processes in your body. You’ve probably been told by your parents or doctors about the dangers of iron deficiency, especially if you’re a woman. Perhaps… Continue Reading →

Yes, Your Hormones Can Mess with Your Mood. Here’s How to Fix That

Guest Blog by Dr. Anna Cabeca   “I don’t feel like myself.” I hear this often in my practice among women struggling with hormone imbalance. They’re suffering wild mood swings: Irritable and snappy in the morning, depressed when the workday ends,… Continue Reading →

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar – Separating Facts from Fiction

Growing up, your parents probably told you that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Turns out, apple cider vinegar may do just the same. From weight loss to cold and cough remedies to insect repellent, this superfood seems… Continue Reading →

What Does Finland’s Dementia Crisis Tell Us About This Devastating Disease?

It’s easy to assume environmental factors that contribute to the decline of our health usually come from outside our homes. When we think of environmental toxins, pollution most often comes to mind. And while pollution is a concern, we can’t… Continue Reading →

Could This Bacteria Increase Your Risk for Heart Disease?

Statistics on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) paint a rather morbid picture of health. They are the #1 cause of death worldwide, and in the United States alone, CVDs claim the lives of about 630,000 – or approximately 1 in every 4… Continue Reading →

How to Reverse Estrogen Dominance Naturally – Detox, Food, & Supplements

Estrogen dominance is at an all time high across the globe. Though there are many theories as to why, it’s likely a complex combination of factors including everything from the food that we eat, to the increase in xenoestrogens in… Continue Reading →

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