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Origins of the Microbiome

Origins of the Microbiome

Written by Kelly Brogan, MD.  "We barely know what we are doing when it comes to probiotic supplementation,” I admitted to my patient, “but we do know that we are on the verge of the most sophisticated understanding of human health and disease since the dawn of medicine, and it comes down to our symbiotic relationship to our body’s microbes.” The abuses we have brought upon our gut flora are largely obvious – we have been eating loads of sugar, processed vegetable oils, pesticides, genetically modified foods, and living in a bath of and industrial chemicals. But what should our microbiome look...

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The Most Nutritious Elixir

The Most Nutritious Elixir

Written by Casey Thaler It's been a long, rewarding day... Your ancient ancestral tribe of hunter-gatherers have just finished a long overdue, fruitful hunt. Everyone in the tribe is hungry and excited. As you look on, they're harvesting every part of the dead animal.   Mouth-watering muscle and organ meats are taken first. Even things that can't be eaten are scavenged to make clothing, weapons and tools later on. Everything is precious. Nothing is wasted. But what about the parts of the animal too tough to chew? What about those that don't work so well for shelter, weapons or clothing? What about the bones,...

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Bone Broth and MSG: What You Need to Know Now

Bone Broth and MSG: What You Need to Know Now

Written by Kaayla T. Daniel Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is critical for gut, brain and immune health.  It’s also taken by many bodybuilders and other athletes to enhance muscle building and to speed recovery from injuries and overtraining. Despite its many virtues, glutamine has risks. High supplemental doses, as taken by some bodybuilders, have caused dizziness, headaches and neurological problems. But it’s not just people going overboard with supplements who are reacting poorly to glutamine. Many people today, especially autistic children, have problems metabolizing glutamine properly, a problem caused by multiple factors, including vitamin B6 deficiency, lead...

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Alison Bell
Top 5 Reasons to Take Probiotics

Top 5 Reasons to Take Probiotics

Probiotics are a critical piece to supporting your overall health, vitality and many of the issues we face today such as autoimmunity and gut dysbiosis. Probiotics are one of the best ways to strengthen the gut when combined with a healthy diet.

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