Coping with Autoimmune Disease

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Did you know that autoimmune conditions are now among the most common diseases? More than 24 million Americans are afflicted by some type of autoimmune disease, with women being diagnosed at twice the rate of men. And while autoimmune ailments may go by different names—for example, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), celiac disease, lupus, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—they …

Is SIBO Bugging You?

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Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is just what it sounds like: a condition that results in an overabundance of bacteria in the small intestine. And, while having plenty of bacteria in your intestinal tract is essential to healthy digestion, having an excess of the wrong bacteria in your small intestine can cause serious issues with your gut. More prevalent than …

Staying Healthy in a Toxic World

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What does the can of paint in your garage, the shampoo in your shower, and the veggies in your refrigerator have in common? They’re all sources of harmful environmental toxins that can undermine your health. In the last issue (Winter 2022), I told you how exposure to everyday toxins could trigger an array of acute health problems. But the buildup …

Does Your Dog Have Digestive Issues?

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Just like people, dogs can experience a variety of digestive issues. Aside from the obvious symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea, how can you tell if your pup is experiencing tummy troubles? And what can you do to provide relief? The following guidelines can help ease your dog’s digestive woes. Outside the Stomach If your dog appears to have a digestive …

5 Ways to Detox Your Life

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If you’re feeling nauseous, sluggish, and foggy, you may be dealing with toxin overload. During the holidays, your exposure to toxins can increase dramatically thanks to special holiday food, festive cocktails, and spending more time in crowded environments such as parties, malls, and airports. Unfortunately, toxin exposure doesn’t start or end with the holidays. You come into contact with harmful …

Are You Suffering from Inflammaging?

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Ah, the signs of aging—wrinkles, vision changes, and those frequent aches and pains. But there’s another sign you’re getting older—chronic inflammation. And, although you can’t see or feel it, this low-grade inflammation speeds the aging process. And it’s a phenomenon that occurs in most people as they grow older. Researchers are finding that this type of chronic inflammation—known as inflammaging—isn’t …

Keep Your Dog Healthy During the Holidays!

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When the holidays hit, most of us find our kitchens filled with cookies, candy, and all the fixings for those special holiday meals. But these goodies don’t just tempt us—they also tempt our furry friends. Yet, no matter how much your dog begs, sharing those holiday treats can lead to doggy digestive issues, cardiovascular problems, seizures, and even death. Does …

Master Your Microbiota

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Did you know that your body is home to trillions of microorganisms? While it may sound strange, it’s true! Some of these microorganisms live on your skin and some in your mouth, but most inhabit your gut. Known as your microbiota, this microbial community is made up of various bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. And just like any community, each …

The Skinny on Pet Obesity

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I know it can be hard to keep from slipping your furry friend a treat whenever he or she looks up at you with those eyes. But thanks those frequent, 56 percent of all dogs in America are, to put it simply, fat. In fact, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention notes that veterinarians in the U. S. now classify …

Candida Unchecked

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Bacteria, viruses, and fungi—oh my! The world is full of microscopic organisms, living both inside and outside of your body. While some are completely normal and even good for you, others can go unchecked and wreak havoc on your health. Take candida, for example. Candida is a species of yeast (a single-celled fungus) that lives in everyone’s gastrointestinal tract. Most …