Digestive Health

Maintaining Peaceful Coexistence With Our Own Microbes…

Known as the father of medicine, Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician that wisely stated ‘all disease begins in the gut.’ And he was spot on, more so than he ever realized. Recent understanding of the dramatic influence the microbiome (aka the ‘gut’) has on our health has propelled researchers to dive deeper into the…
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The Gut-Thyroid Connection

You know that your body is a symphony of conversations, right? Bones, tissues, organs, and glands, are all part of an ongoing symphony of conversations your body has day after day. The information is relayed at lightning-speed, anticipating needs, preparing for the expected and the unexpected, always well ahead of time. One very important communication…
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What in the World is SIBO?

Currently a bit of a buzz-word, excessive bacteria living in the small intestine is known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, more commonly referred to in its acronym form, SIBO. Why is this so important? Because the longest section of the digestive tract is the small intestine, and this is where the food we eat engages…
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What’s up With Apple Cider Vinegar?

It seems as though apple cider vinegar is a panacea for just about everything! Several interesting books have been written about the amazing benefits of consuming ACV every day. With a title like “101 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar,” why wouldn’t you have a bottle in every room in the house? But let’s take a…
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The Importance of Bitters

What Are Bitters? Bitters have been part of traditional cultures for thousands of years as evidenced by the consumption of an aperitif, a bitter drink enjoyed just before a meal. It was thought that these strong-tasting cocktails would stimulate digestion, specifically in the stomach, helping to reduce any after-meal discomfort. In western cultures, we have…
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