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Diet and Food

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), pose significant challenges for individuals worldwide. These chronic conditions can lead to painful symptoms, affecting both physical and emotional well-being. In the realm of healthcare, functional medicine presents an innovative approach that seeks to understand the root causes of IBD, paving the way [...]

Egg yolk is a common food allergen, affecting up to 2% of children and 1% of adults. Recent research has linked egg yolk sensitivities to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A 2021 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that individuals with egg yolk sensitivities had a significantly higher risk of developing cognitive [...]

Dietary approaches are an important part of functional medicine for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy. A healthy, well-balanced diet can provide essential nutrients that support nerve health, reduce inflammation, and promote nerve repair and regeneration. Here are some dietary approaches that may be beneficial for patients with peripheral neuropathy. First, a diet rich in antioxidants [...]

  Leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a condition where the gut lining becomes damaged, leading to undigested food particles, toxins, and pathogens passing through into the bloodstream. This can result in a range of symptoms, including digestive issues, autoimmune diseases, and nutrient deficiencies. Improper absorption of nutrients from both supplements and [...]

Ordering supplements and herbs from a reputable source is critical for ensuring the quality and safety of the products you consume. It is crucial to make sure the source you purchase from has a solid reputation for producing safe and effective products. A reputable source will have strict quality control measures in place to guarantee [...]

Although the autoimmune paleo (AIP) diet is a well known foundation for managing chronic health issues, some people are dismayed to find embarking on it makes them feel worse. What gives? The sudden change in diet can temporarily upset your chemistry and reveal hidden health problems. If you have been accustomed to eating gluten, dairy, grains, sugars, [...]

Those with high blood pressure and heart disease know to avoid salt, but researchers have learned salt comes with another risk‚ÄĚ too much alters immune cells in a way that promotes¬† autoimmune disease. Examples of autoimmune disease include Hashimoto‚Äôs hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, and type 1 diabetes. Autoimmune disease rates have skyrocketed [...]

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently announced coconut oil is bad for you. This is the same advisory organization that endorses breakfast cereals loaded with sugars and artificial additives. It’s important to look at this coconut oil advisory in context: Saturated fats have been proven repeatedly not to be bad for your health or raise the risk [...]

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