Zonulin and Leaky Gut

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This post is a review of an article that examines the role of zonulin on leaky gut. Leaky gut is a common issue and is seen in those with GI disorders of all kinds and is also a common denominator in countless other disease conditions.  It is called “leaky gut” because the lining of the […]

Getting A’s

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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin.  That means that instead of being dissolved in water, it is dissolved in fats or oils.  For this reason, it can be helpful to take vitamin A-rich foods with a small amount of fat.   Vitamin A is stored in the liver until your body needs it somewhere else […]

Your Brain on Sugar

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The COVID-19 pandemic is an interesting frame from which to talk about the effects of sugar on the brain. While a small percentage of the country is likely to use this unprecedented time to really focus on holistic health for oneself (creating balance, spiritual nutrition, learning/growing, health, fitness, meditation, self care, cooking at home, etc.), […]

What Is Naturopathy? | Understanding Naturopathic Principles

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It seems like the general population often views naturopathy as inferior to traditional or conventional medicine.  Yet, most of those people probably don’t understand the benefits of using naturopathic principles. Mainstream medicine tends to pay a lot of attention to treating the physical symptoms of an illness without really getting to the root cause of […]

Your Symptoms are NOT Normal

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I used to own a health food store and people would come in asking, “What do I take for XYZ?” There’s a tendency to look for a quick remedy that will get us out of pain, not realizing that there’s a REASON for the pain!  It’s understandable to want out of pain—  symptoms are no […]