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GI Tract

Some digestive troubles aren’t caused by diet, they’re a symptom of invasive pathogens like the bacteria H. pylori in the gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract). H. pylori is a common infection, and another bacteria increasingly becoming antibiotic resistant. It has a spiral shape that is thought to aid its ability to take cover in the protective […]

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Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease are similar diseases: both are inflammation (and eventually damage) in the gastrointestinal tract, but they’re in different regions. Both cause severe, frequent diarrhea and impair the absorption of nutrients (it’s usually recommended that people with GI Tract issues take a vitamin supplement). Both are treated with anti-inflammatory medicines, antibiotics, sometimes […]

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What Is Detoxification?

September 2, 2011

Detoxification is ridding the body of the build up of toxins, which could include pathogens, parasites, or heavy metals (like lead or too much iron). What is detoxification good for? Well, besides getting rid of all that junk, some people report feeling lighter/more energetic, having whiter pupils, and like they are digesting better. But there […]

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    Food Safety is especially important when taking food outside to eat-avoid stomach flu symptoms!     Summer, what for most parts of the country is the most warm and humid part of the year, is also the time when stomach flu symptoms are most likely to appear due to flourishing bacteria. Why? Warm […]

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Although rare for most people, anyone with gastrointestinal tract (GI Tract) problems (including celiac disease, an allergy to gluten) may be at risk for copper deficiency. (People with special diets, such as vegans, may also be at risk—copper deficiency and B12 deficiency can occur simultaneously). Partially because it’s rare, but also because it’s not often […]

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