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Stubborn Belly Fat

Can’t Shift Stubborn Belly Fat? These Factors May Be to Blame

December 5, 2018

  Natural Ways to Loose Stubborn Belly Fat A little bit of abdominal fat isn’t such a bad thing. It helps to protect your vital organs, after all! It’s a fine balancing act though as storing too much fat around your abdomen can be dangerous and has been linked to some pretty nasty health problems.…

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ways to increase intestinal absorption

Ways to increase nutrient absorption

November 8, 2017

Acupuncture, the small intestine, and ways to increase nutrient absorption The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we ingest. It is comprised of…

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Gluten-free living and diet

What is gluten anyway?

June 18, 2016

What is gluten, anyway?! It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies and roughly 3 million Americans have celiac disease. According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, 95% of Americans have undiagnosed celiac disease. So what then is gluten and why should we be concerned? Gluten is a protein found in…

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Gluten sensitivity

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

March 11, 2016

What you need to know about Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a combination of…

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Acupuncture for immune deficiency

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening

December 9, 2015

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening What is Celiac Disease? The standard methods to diagnosis celiac disease involves lab testing with confirmation from an intestinal biopsy. There has been some debate as to whether celiac disease can be diagnosed based on the blood test alone. What does the research say? A 2012 study published…

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Celiac disease

Understanding Celiac Disease

September 14, 2015

What is celiac disease? In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease than at any other time in modern history, and gluten-free diets have become more common. Celiac disease affects about 2.3 million Americans. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, and eczema. Celiac disease was initially thought to occur…

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Celiac disease

Scary link between celiac disease and nerve damage

May 18, 2015

Link between celiac disease and nerve damage In a recent article published in Time magazine, discusses new findings regarding celiac disease (CD) from a longitudinal study done in Sweden. The article highlights findings from the scientific journal JAMA Neurology which looked at data from every person diagnosed with CD in Sweden from 1969-2008. It is estimated that about…

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Got leaky gut? Get help now!

May 16, 2015

Leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability) is just that: a leaky digestive tract. After we eat food, it is broken down, and as it passes down our digestive tract and through our small intestine, key nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream by passing through the cells that line our digestive tract. One of the central functions…

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