What You Eat Adjusts Your Gut Microbiota and Epigenetic Marks

We’ve long known that what we eat affects the microbes in our bodies. Right now, hundreds of different species of bacteria are churning in our stomachs, working to protect us as well as survive within us. New research is showing that the bacterial microbiota of the gut could place chemical tags on our DNA and … Continue reading What You Eat Adjusts Your Gut Microbiota and Epigenetic Marks

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Why Use Baking Soda for Fungus Infections

A projection of the C. auris fungus on a microscope slide. Credit Melissa Golden for The New York Times A hushed panic is playing out in hospitals around the world as a deadly fungus is spreading killing a lot of people. Individual institutions, national, state and local governments have been reluctant to publicize outbreaks of … Continue reading Why Use Baking Soda for Fungus Infections

What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources

Source: What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources by Dr. Jonathan Group You may have heard of gluten — and the dietary problems it causes — but have you heard of lectin? Known as an "antinutrient," lectin is a type of plant-based protein commonly found in seeds, grains, legumes, and tubers, like potatoes. As an antinutrient, … Continue reading What Exactly Are Lectins? The Best & Worst Lectin Sources

Probiotics & Heart Health: How Your Gut Helps Your Heart

Source: Probiotics & Heart Health: How Your Gut Helps Your Heart by Dr. Edward Group The best way to someone's heart is through their stomach, or so the old adage goes. Believe it or not, there's more truth behind it than you may think. While the saying elicits images of cooking dinner for your sweetheart, it also … Continue reading Probiotics & Heart Health: How Your Gut Helps Your Heart

The Healing Power of a Gut Cleanse: 6-Day Detox

Source: The Healing Power of a Gut Cleanse: 6-Day Detox by Dr. Edward Group  The body is an incredible machine. Each person's body has a built-in detox system — starting with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract — that processes toxins, chemicals, and other harmful substances that your food inevitably contains. The GI tract begins to remove harmful substances … Continue reading The Healing Power of a Gut Cleanse: 6-Day Detox

Juicing for Weight Loss: 6 Easy Recipes to Try

Source: Juicing for Weight Loss: 6 Easy Recipes to Try by Dr. Edward Group  Juicing has become a popular way to boost energy and lose weight. You may have heard juice cleansing radio ads, seen (or bought) expensive juices in the store, or maybe you've even made juice from scratch. But does juicing for weight loss work? … Continue reading Juicing for Weight Loss: 6 Easy Recipes to Try

Peppermint Oil: The Best Natural Benefits & Uses

Source: Peppermint Oil: The Best Natural Benefits & Uses by Dr. Edward Group   Soothing, cool, and refreshing, peppermint oil smells great and offers many health benefits. Peppermint can ease congestion, support oral health, repel pests, soothe headaches, and even relieve stress. Peppermint oil is a must in your essential oil collection — especially if you like to create chemical-free, … Continue reading Peppermint Oil: The Best Natural Benefits & Uses

The Health Benefits of Probiotics for Women

Source: The Health Benefits of Probiotics for Women by Dr. Edward Group   Appreciation for the role probiotic bacteria play in promoting good health has reached the mainstream, and more people than ever before are taking notice. Whether they’re reaching for yogurt or kombucha or taking a probiotic supplement, it’s common knowledge that probiotics offer huge health benefits. Not only … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Probiotics for Women

Crohn’s Disease Diet: Best & Worst Foods

Source: Crohn’s Disease Diet: Best & Worst Foods by Dr. Edward Group  Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is becoming more common. People with this illness often find it debilitating and are always seeking new ways to improve their lifestyle and live with less discomfort and disruption. One of the ways people with … Continue reading Crohn’s Disease Diet: Best & Worst Foods

Leaky gut: symptoms, causes and remedies

Source: Leaky gut: symptoms, causes and remedies by Dr. Edward Group  If you have a leaky gut – also called increased intestinal permeability – substances that should stay in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract pass through spaces called tight junctions. In a healthy gut, tight junctions act like gatekeepers, keeping partially digested food and microbiota in and allowing … Continue reading Leaky gut: symptoms, causes and remedies