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Gut Health

10 Heavy Metal Toxicity Symptoms and What to do If You’ve Been Exposed

Like anything else, having too much of something can harm your mind and body. And although the human body naturally contains some metals necessary for survival, exposure to high amounts of certain metals can be toxic and cause chronic and acute symptoms.

Your Gut and Celiac Disease: Going Beyond a Gluten-Free Diet

Celiac disease is an extremely common immune disorder. Entire grocery store sections are devoted to gluten-free foods to accommodate all the many people who live with this disease. After all, nearly everyone knows whether they have the disease or not; gluten-free diets are the go-to treatment for this disease. However, a complete treatment plan can…

How Supplements Can Help Balance Your Gut

Maintaining good gut health is never easy. Not only your diet but many other factors can affect your gut, causing gastrointestinal diseases, intestinal distress, and generally poor health. Fortunately, there is something you can do to improve your gut health. Taking the right supplements can have a powerful impact on your gut as well as…

Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Arthritis

If you have aches and pains from arthritis, you know how difficult moving your joints can be, and the prospect of your symptoms worsening over time is daunting, to say the least. A poorly functioning immune system can cause chronic inflammation, which is the fundamental problem behind arthritis. Conventional treatments for arthritis rely on using…

What Causes IBS? Treating the Root Cause of Your Digestive Disorder

Nausea, constipation, bloating, diarrhea — dealing with stomach problems is never fun. While a simple upset stomach won’t last forever, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term, chronic condition that negatively impacts daily life for sufferers.  IBS is a common functional digestive disorder that can have several causes. Knowing which one is cramping your style…