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Vitamin D

Don’t Overlook the Necessity of Vitamin D Cofactors

Don’t Overlook the Necessity of Vitamin D Cofactors Sufficient vitamin D levels requires more than a healthy diet and taking supplements—good vitamin D levels need the right cofactors too. A shocking three-quarters of the US population has too little vitamin D, even in sunny locales. Vitamin D is necessary to dampen inflammation and tame autoimmune…

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Vegetables

Bad Gut Bacteria Big Risks in Hardening Arteries

Bad Gut Bacteria Big Risks in Hardening Arteries Unhealthy gut bacteria are a bigger risk for atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries than smoking, cholesterol levels, obesity, or diabetes. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart disease. That’s because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation. In fact, most modern health disorders are rooted…

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Happy Woman

Manage Hashimoto’s by Supporting T Reg Cells

Manage Hashimoto’s by Supporting T Reg Cells When it comes to autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, dampening inflammation and immune attacks on the thyroid is the primary goal. One of the most powerful allies in this quest is to support your regulatory T cells (T reg cells). These are immune cells that do what their name implies…

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Stem Cell

Effects of Trauma and Harm Passed on for Generations

Effects of Trauma and Harm Passed on for Generations The notion that genes dictate our destiny has been solidly debunked in favor of epigenetics, the study of external or internal mechanisms that switch genes on and off. Exciting new research shows epigenetic memory can span multiple generations. Studies have linked epigenetics to cognitive dysfunction, autoimmunity,…

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Exercise

Berberine Rivals Metformin for High Blood Sugar

Berberine Rivals Metformin for High Blood Sugar In functional medicine one of the most common causes we see for many health disorders is imbalanced blood sugar. The good news is it is also one of the easiest things to remedy. A powerful tool in this process is a botanical compound called berberine. An epidemic of…

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Workout

Weight Training Offers The Most Benefits for Seniors

Weight Training Offers The Most Benefits for Seniors Weight training is not the first exercise choice that comes to mind for seniors. Instead we think of chair yoga, walking, dancing, or aqua aerobics. However, science shows weight training is one of the best types of exercise for aging whether you’ve been doing it your whole…

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Breast Implants

Breast Implants Linked to Autoimmunity and Cancer

Breast Implants Linked to Autoimmunity and Cancer After assurance from breast implant makers that concerns about silicone leaks were a thing of the past, more than 10 million women worldwide have received silicone breast implants in the past decade. However, a growing body of research — supported by increased symptom reporting by women —links silicone…

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Holiday Dinner

Navigating the Holidays When You Have Hashimoto’s

Navigating the Holidays When You Have Hashimoto’s If you are on an elimination diet for your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, the holidays might be a source of serious anxiety. Sticking to a specialized diet can be enough of a challenge on a normal day. When we add in travel, unfamiliar restaurants and grocery stores, family events and…

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Heart

NSAIDs Linked to 50% Increase in Heart Attacks

NSAIDs Linked to 50% Increase in Heart Attacks Many of us reach for ibuprofen, aspirin, or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) when we have chronic pain or inflammation. But despite their easy access, these drugs present serious health concerns. While we’ve known for some time that NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attack, but a…

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Vegetables

Eating Organic Associated With Lower Cancer Rates

Eating Organic Associated With Lower Cancer Rates Many people eat organic food because they believe it is better for their health, yet until recently scientific evidence of its benefits has been in short supply. Now a new study adds weight to previous research suggesting an organic diet may reduce the risk of certain types of…

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