Living Better with Autoimmune Disorders

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If you’ve been living with an autoimmune disorder, you know how hard it is to just get through the day. Some days, even getting out of bed feels impossible. Between the achiness, exhaustion, and other disabling symptoms, living with an autoimmune disease can impact your ability to work and socialize. It can also take a toll on your financial health, …

Solving the Food Sensitivity Puzzle

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Do you suffer from seemingly random gastrointestinal problems, skin outbreaks, headaches, or joint pain? Has your doctor looked for a cause, only to come up empty? Rest assured, these mysterious symptoms aren’t all in your head. Instead, you may be suffering from a food sensitivity. It’s estimated that at least 30 percent of Americans experienced some kind of food sensitivity …

5 Nutrients That Heal a Leaky Gut

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Has your gut sprung a leak? Leaky gut, a lay person’s term for “intestinal hyperpermeability”—a condition where the intestinal barrier has been compromised—affects more than 80 percent of all American adults. At its core, leaky gut—technically known as gut enteropathy—arises when the intestinal barrier becomes permeable and allows bacteria, toxins, and microscopic bits of undigested food to “leak” out of …

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Probiotics Get Sudsy Touted as a healthier way to wash dishes, a new type of dish soap that contains probiotics is popping up on the countertops of health-savvy consumers across the country. Apparently, the probiotics are as beneficial for your dishes as they are for your gut health. The friendly bacteria the soap promises to deliver is believed to continue …

It’s Back-to-School Bug Season

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Back to school often means a trip back to the doctor for kids and their parents. Your little germ magnets get exposed to coughs, colds, sore throats, and sniffles. They trade viruses faster than Pokémon cards, so ailments spread swiftly through the young crowd. Kids rarely make the hand washing all-star team, they stick toys in their mouths, and they …

Say Good-Bye to Seasonal Allergies

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If you suffer from seasonal allergies, this time of year isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, late spring and early summer can be downright miserable for those sensitive to pollen, grass, mold, and ragweed. These common allergens invade nasal passages and the respiratory tract, triggering inflammation, watery eyes, runny noses, headaches, and many other uncomfortable symptoms. Many seasonal allergy …

Heart-Protecting Probiotics

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The Study Abstract: Lactobacillus plantarum DR7 Reduces Cholesterol via Phosphorylation of AMPK That Down-regulated the mRNA Expression of HMG-CoA Reductase. Hypercholesterolemia is one of the primary risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. The use of lactobacilli probiotics to reduce blood cholesterol levels have been extensively reported. However, more information is needed to evaluate the possible mechanisms involved and to identify possible …