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Do You Suffer From SIBO?

Do You Suffer From SIBO?

Is Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Affecting You? In a healthy state, the small intestine has a low bacterial count. An overgrowth creates a condition called SIBO. Mild to severe digestive discomfort including gas, bloating and pain results.  Bacteria is...

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Building a Healthy Gut Ecosystem

Building a Healthy Gut Ecosystem

A key differences between the way our ancestors ate and our modern diet is how much fermentable fibre we consume. Fermentable fiber is found not found in processed or acellular carbohydrates. We all know that vegetables and fruits are important for health. But which...

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Thyroid, Mental Health and PMS

Thyroid, Mental Health and PMS

Women, Mental Health and Thyroid In one study of depression where medication didn’t help, fifty percent of patients improved once their thyroid was treated. The root cause of anxiety, panic, PMS, sexual dysfunction and chronic fatigue can involve impaired thyroid...

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Managing Hashimoto’s in Ten Steps

Managing Hashimoto’s in Ten Steps

Step one: Gluten is associated with autoimmune disorders because of a protein called zonulin. Molecules that shouldn't to enter the bloodstream get through because of zonulin. This triggers an immune response that can never fully resolve. Remove gluten.  I offer the...

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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

Thyroid disease is very common and affects significantly more women than men. In conventional medicine, a diagnosis is made based on a high TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). If the body isn’t producing enough thyroid hormone then the idea is TSH will be higher in an...

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The Popular Myth of Acid Reflux

The Popular Myth of Acid Reflux

The Truth about Acid Reflux Most people believe that acid reflux or heartburn is caused by too much acid in the stomach. This idea is supported by drug companies who make billions each year off of acid suppressing pharmaceuticals. The problem for patients is these...

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Why Probiotics Aren’t the Answer

Why Probiotics Aren’t the Answer

Where Probiotics End & Fermentable Fibers Begin Probiotics serve us by regulating the immune system, promoting anti-inflammatory pathways and supporting the environment for beneficial bacteria to thrive. However they do NOT quantitatively increase the number good...

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What is your baseline?

What is your baseline?

Baseline is a term I learned doing wilderness immersion work.  Its defined as a minimum or starting point to use for comparisons.  For me it invokes an image of being connected with our surroundings, taking only what is needed and observing with all our senses. By...

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What Nettle Tell Us

What Nettle Tell Us

Your Own Health Reset Clear out your cupboards of any foods that come in a bag or box. We are going to focus on eating plants, protein and fats.  At the grocery store my son said, "We don't get that because it's in a box."  This is an oversimplified but helpful guide...

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How acupuncture works

http://www.bustle.com/articles/136975-11-ways-my-body-changed-after-3-months-of-acupuncture After I was diagnosed with scoliosis in 2014, everyone and their mother suggested that I get acupuncture done. Mind you, none of these people had ever done it before...

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Is it Time to Reset your Health?

Is it Time to Reset your Health?

The momentum of the seasons is as old and ingrained as the earth itself.  Life is pushing from darkness of winter or gathering of the autumn harvest. By riding this wave we have the opportunity to replenish and renew ourselves for the next cycle that's coming. I'll be...

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A Gift for Autumn

A Gift for Autumn

Along with acupuncture and ancestral diet therapy I now offer lab testing for hormone balancing, insomnia and food allergies/sensitivities.  If you suffer from seasonal allergies you may also consider lab testing as part of your...

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Autumn is the time for warm drinks

I've been experimenting with adding a variety of spices and coconut cream to my warm drink in the morning.  Cinnamon, tumeric, black pepper, ginger and cloves all have wonderful medicinal properties and taste wonderful.  My mom would always cook with all of these and...

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The Human Microbiome

The Human Microbiome

We hear more and more these days about changes in the human microbiome and the importance of gut health. There are many products offering probiotics. Recently I noticed a government sponsored ad warning of the overuse of antibiotics. Is it really this simple? The root...

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