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Fibromyalgia & Gut Microbiome

Scientists have found a correlation between Fibromyalgia and alterations in the gut microbiome. A Montreal based research team has found that there are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia.  Approximately 20 different species of bacteria were found in either greater or lesser quantities in the microbiomes of the fibromyalgia…

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Anxiety; a shortage of B6 & Iron the cause?

Approximately 40 million adults in the United States experience anxiety each year.  There are many theories regarding the root cause of anxiety, including brain chemistry, genetics, environmental factors or other medical factors/or disease, however, there is not yet a definitive answer to the root causes of anxiety. A study out of Japan may provide an…

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Lower Risk of Death From Cardiovascular Disease

L Higher adherence to a plant-based diet resulted in a lower risk for heart disease and up to a 25 % lower risk of all-cause mortality and 19% lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, compared with lower levels of adherence. Researchers compared four dietary patterns among middle-aged adults and tracked mortality rates. Diets that…

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Shortage of B-12 related to gastric bypass surgery

There are a variety of types of weight-loss surgery, know collectively as bariatric surgery.  In the United States, gastric bypass surgery is one of the most common types of bariatric surgeries performed. After gastric bypass surgery, food bypasses parts of the patients stomach and small intestine.  B-12 usually breaks down into usable form in the…

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Paleo Diet; Harmful to long-term health?

A “paleo diet” increases levels of TMAO, a metabolite associated with heart disease, according to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers tracked TMAO levels and markers of gut-bacteria health for those following a “paleo diet,” which included meat, while excluding grains and dairy products, and compared results to a control…

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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Plant-Based Diets Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Adherence to a healthful, plant-based diet of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes prevents type 2 diabetes, according to a review published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers reviewed nine studies on plant-based diet adherence and type 2 diabetes incidence rates. Results showed an inverse association between consumption of a plant-based…

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Increased Risk for Colorectal and Breast Cancer

Researchers scored dietary habits based on inflammatory effects and antioxidant content and compared cancer risk. Those who consumed the highest amounts of inflammatory products, including red and processed meat increased their risk for colorectal cancer when compared to those who consumed the fewest inflammatory foods and consumed the highest amounts of antioxidants and fiber. P…

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Is your endocannabinoid system (ECS) effectively working?

E Our endocannabinoid system [ECS] is vitally important to maintaining homeostasis throughout our bodies and minds.  It is one of the most important communication systems in the body.  An imbalanced ECS may contribute toward conditions such as depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, migraines, IBS, obesity and more.   Our brains have a complex network of receptors, central…

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Crohn’s Disease Remission

According to a case study published in Nutrients. a plant-based diet may lead to a remission in Crohn’s disease. Clinicians followed a patient with Crohn’s disease whose condition did not reach remission after more than a year of intravenous treatment. During his second year of treatment, the patient removed all animal products and processed foods…

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Essential Oils for Gums & Teeth

Essential Oils for Gums & Teeth Essential oils, known for their healing and therapeutic benefits, have been used for centuries, dating back to 2000 BC.  In recent years essential oils are rebounding, and to the benefit of all who use them.  They are used in aroma-therapy treatments for relaxation, expulsion of toxins and healing.  Many…

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