SEASONAL CLEANSING FOR GOOD HEALTH

 

Cleansing and detoxing is critical for good health. In a perfect world, your body would be able to detoxify naturally, without any help. It has programmed ways of getting rid of chemicals and toxins, but unfortunately, those channels don’t always work properly for various reasons. Those with compromised immune systems, chronic stress, autoimmune conditions and impaired detoxification pathways have a more difficult time detoxing. With a change of diet and lifestyle,

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GLUTEN & INFLAMMATION

 

Gluten intolerance, sensitivity, and allergy are all different forms of the body’s inability to process gluten. Numerous studies have addressed the controversy of gluten and Celiac-related medical issues. This includes one of the main symptoms associated with gluten intolerance- inflammation.

Inflammation is a complex process that happens within the body when it is exposed to a substance it sees as harmful, but might actually not be. This includes foods containing gluten.

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MOLD: IT’S EVERYWHERE

 

Sean E. Heerey ND, MA, CCC/SLP

 
When we think of mold we think of basements or old, damp, rags that are left in the garage or workshop. Many children have done school experiments with white bread or oranges and are pleasantly surprised by the green and blue molds that are produced. Even in the refrigerator mold can be found. The smell is very distinct.

Some people know the minute they walk into a home that mold is present.

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SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY

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Your immune system is a complex connection tasked with the responsibility of fighting infection and handling possible threats to the health and safety of the human body. It is a complex network that develops strengths, weaknesses, and specific reactions to chemical compounds and microorganisms.  An immune system can target and identify these substances or microorganisms and coordinate an effective response. This response is often a way to protect the body from the potential effects or side-effects from the substance or microorganism.

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YEAST OVERGROWTH; THE HIDDEN VARIABLE

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Candida is a very common yeast found in the mucous membranes of the intestines, mouth and genitourinary system. Everyone has this type of yeast in and on their body. You wouldn’t generally know it’s there when it is balanced, as it is benign. The issue arises when this yeast overgrows and creates problems in the gut and the immune system. This triggers an imbalance in beneficial bacteria and the not so good bacteria.

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ARE YOU TIRED OF MELTDOWNS ?

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You say the word “no”. You take the iPad away. You tell them to put the candy or toy back on the shelf. The result is catastrophic. A full blown meltdown with yelling, kicking, screaming and head banging. The whole store is looking at you. Nothing works to transition your child. It is alarming because it seems to happen on a regular basis.

 
Maybe it is homework time or any structured activity that requires focus and concentration.

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WHY YOU SHOULD EAT FERMENTED FOODS EVERDAY

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Probiotics are critical for optimal health. They help maintain a healthy immune system which in turn keeps the whole body in good health. However, in addition to supplementing with a capsule or tablet, you can also boost your beneficial flora by eating fermented foods.

Fermented foods are loaded with billions of good bacteria. They help to sustain the balance between the good and bad bacteria. If you have dysbiosis,

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BEYOND A GLUTEN FREE DIET

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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats (unless they are grown in separate fields). In that case, oats can be considered gluten free. Gluten is what gives breads and bagels its chewy texture. A Gluten-Free (GF) diet is free from these grains. So individuals diagnosed with celiac sprue, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity need to avoid all foods made with these grains.

Classic symptoms for gluten related issues include:
constipation
diarrhea
stomach pain
vomiting
joint pain
anemia
bloating
gas
acid reflux
migraines
skin rashes
neurological dysfunction
vitamin deficiencies

Some people with gluten intolerance have little or no symptoms at all.

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Why your Allergies may be worse than ever

 

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With allergy season in full swing it’s important to stay healthy. You not only want to survive, but thrive throughout these challenging months.

Seasonal allergies affect millions of people. Symptoms can range from itchy watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, skin rashes, itchy throat, wheezing, congestion and headaches.
Theses symptoms are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. They are a reaction to foreign substances,

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Eczema: More Than Just a Skin Condition

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If you have ever had poison ivy then you understand how extremely itchy it can be. Now imagine having poison ivy all the time, for years on end. That would be extremely frustrating and also very painful. That’s sort of what eczema feels like; endless poison ivy, only worse.

Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin, but that’s only part of it. The other part involves the immune system. 

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