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The Top 10 Best Food Sources of Glutamine

Top 10 Best Food Sources of Glutamine Amino acids are critical players in nearly every metabolic function within the body.  One of the most critical amino acids is L-glutamine which is by far the most abundant free amino acid in the body.  It accounts for over 60% of the free amino acids in blood, brain, organs, and muscle […]

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The 5 Most Powerful Energy Drinks

The 5 Most Powerful Energy Drinks: Functional beverages are one of the hottest markets in the food and beverage industry.  These drinks offer their customers unique benefits that often appeal to the health conscious.  Some of these drinks are vastly overhyped and should be avoided.  Other functional beverages are a fantastic support to one’s health […]

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5 Ways Kombucha Improves Your Health

5 Ways Kombucha Improves Your Health Kombucha is a fermented beverage that contains SCOBY (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast). A gelatinous film known as zoogleal mat forms and thickens the longer the drink is allowed to ferment. Kombucha is a functional drink meaning that it offers significant health advantages when consumed. In many countries today […]

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6 Nutrients That Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome

6 Nutrients That Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome Do you suffer from digestive disturbances related to leaky gut? Do you experience symptoms including brain fog, acne, weight gain, allergies, nutrient deficiency, hormonal or mood imbalances? If the answer is yes to any of these symptoms you may benefit from 6 nutrients that heal leaky gut syndrome.  In […]

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How Eating Dirt Makes You Healthy

How Eating Dirt Makes You Healthy One of the best books I have recently read is “Eat Dirt” by my good friend Dr Josh Axe.  I have known Dr Axe since graduate school where we were both part of the same organization.  He is a really smart, compassionate guy with a huge heart to help […]

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5 Ways to Test Your Stomach Acid Levels

5 Ways to Test Your Stomach Acid Levels: Low stomach acid, also called hypochlorhydria is one of the major underlying causes in chronic inflammatory conditions.  Most people who develop low stomach acid will never trace their health condition back to this issue.  The medical system rarely gives any consideration to stomach acid levels and most […]

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10 Ways to Improve Stomach Acid Levels

10 Ways to Improve Stomach Acid Levels Stomach acid is critical for disinfecting and killing off bad microbes and for optimizing protein digestion in the body.  When the body is unable to produce enough stomach acid, than inadequate digestion and microbial overgrowth occurs.  One of the most important and underappreciated health principles deals with optimizing […]

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Causes and Symptoms of Low Stomach Acid

Causes and Symptoms of Low Stomach Acid As a clinician who specializes in helping people with chronic digestive complaints and auto-immune diseases, one of the most common underlying problems I see with these individuals is low stomach acid.  This syndrome is also called hypochlorhydria in the medical literature and it is immensely important to correct […]

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What is Leaky Gut Syndrome

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? The digestive tract is loaded with trillions of microorganisms that form a natural ecosystem commonly called the gut flora.  This ecosystem is designed to be symbiotic in that it benefits both the individual and the microbes.  Certain lifestyle stressors throw off the natural symbiosis and cause a rise in pathogenic […]

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Is Your Gut to Blame For Anxiety and Acne?

Is Your Gut to Blame For Anxiety and Acne You may have recently learned that the gut is being labeled the second brain. The gut is intimately involved in a close interaction with the brain in what researchers and physicians refer to as the gut-brain axis. However, did you also know that there is a pathway […]

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Conquer Candida Naturally

Conquer Candida Naturally: Candida Albicans is a fungal yeast that occurs naturally in the human body.   It naturally lives in harmony with a variety of other microorganisms and actually performs some important functions.  The problem occurs when certain lifestyle based environmental conditions upset the balance of microflora in the body. This allows the yeast to proliferate […]

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The Health Benefits of Lactobacillus Plantarum

The Health Benefits of L Plantarum Good bacteria are absolutely critical to human life and health. Many of these bacteria live directly in the mucosal membranes within the respiratory, digestive and genital regions.  These symbiotic bacteria have a few key functions; to help metabolize food particles and aid in the digestive processes, to eliminate certain waste […]

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