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Gut Bacteria and the Brain

18 May How Gut Bacteria Affects Brain Health

Enteric nervous systems, probiotics, beneficial bacteria, and “wheat belly.” All of these are relatively new developments in our understanding of the gut or the complex system of digestive organs and glands combined with numerous metabolic processes that dictate the energy that fuels our cells. Even more recently is a startling new discovery of just how intricate the health of the gut has on the brain, and, more importantly, the blood vessels that supply blood to our brain. A recent study published in Nature has been looking at the puzzling occurrences of...

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Fasting with Fat

24 Mar Fight Fat With Fat Fast

If you're familiar with fasting, you know that it usually involves abstaining from eating some or all types of food or drink, for a certain period of time. Fasts can be done for religious reasons, medical procedures and also, for weight loss. Some fasts last for twenty four hours while others go for up to three months. Fasting allows our body and internal organs a rest period, however, when fasting without food or drink, many side effects can occur. Blood sugar fluctuations, fatigue, dizziness and mood swings can occur when...

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18 Mar Gluten Allergies? Don’t Forget to Address the Yeast

With gluten allergies do not forget to address the yeast. Gluten sensitivity is an ever growing health issue with multiple complications! For example, many of our patients at the Salerno Center will show very poor absorption levels of vitamins, fats and proteins that require iv nutrient therapy. These gluten sensitive patients often additionally show a high level of candida yeast overgrowth in the bowels! So gluten sensitive patients are then always placed on a yeast free diet for at least a month. This diet avoids all fermented items including cheese, vinegar...

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Digestive Enzymes Benefits

02 Dec The Benefits of Digestive Enzymes

What are Enzymes? Enzymes are natural substances, more like proteins, that are found in all organisms, including plants, animals and humans. They help to facilitate all chemical reactions in the body. Without them, things would not work as well, and would move at a much slower pace. Digestive enzymes, specifically, aid in the digestion and assimilation of nutrients from the foods we eat. Stomach Acid Digestive enzymes work very well with stomach acid, in fact they are best friends. If you don't have enough stomach acid, you will have trouble breaking down your...

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fresh salmon cuttin board pic

02 Sep Eat Here Now! Our Top 4 places to eat at in NYC!

If you live in New York City, (or visiting) you know that it is, indeed, a mecca for amazing food, not to mention, super healthy. Let’s face it, there are restaurants and burger joints and then there are Restaurants and Burger Joints worth waiting in line for.  Being that where we source our ingredients from is important, we decided to compile a list of places so that you know the food you are enjoying is better for you and the environment, too. BRGR. Enough said, BRGR is a place where you...

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16 Jun Foods That Will Taste Better in June

Some things are just better in the summer. Everyone looks happier and feels healthier. Nature is in full bloom and no one is shy about being out and about in the sunshine! To help you really kick off the start to the heatwave, we have compiled a list of foods that taste better during the month of June, so you can enjoy it to the fullest! Asparagus Though it starts showing up in the spring, the best asparagus available is the kind you get early on in the summer. June's asparagus is...

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organic food

22 May How To Eat Organic On A Budget

Isn't it unfair that the foods your body needs most are often less affordable than unhealthy foods? There is no doubt that eating organic is an investment - but is your health an investment worth making? I say, ABSOLUTELY. Better health = better quality of life = less doctors appointments = less doctor prescriptions. We have a few #OrganicHacks that are sure to save you a few dollars. Presenting to you, "How To Eat Organic On A Budget." Buy In Bulk Unpackaged foods from bulk dispensers, such as oats, beans, lentils, and nuts are a...

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19 Sep Artificial Sweeteners Cause Glucose Intolerance

Before anyone goes and grabs something artificially sweet, remember it could affect your gut microbiology. Large populations of bacteria live and thrive in the stomach and lower areas of the intestines, and new studies are now showing subtle shifts can cause dramatic changes in the metabolism of glucose, leading to added weight, metabolic issues, and Type 2 diabetes. According to the research recently published in the journal Nature, scientists in Israel observed mice fed various sweeteners, such as saccharin (Sweet’N Low), sucralose (Splenda), and aspartame.  In order to test their theory,...

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03 Oct Probiotics: Good For Your Stomach And Your Heart!

The nationwide increase in cardiovascular disease, in part, can be attributed to a lack of healthy food choices, chemically-processed additives, and sugary sweeteners (high fructose corn syrup, glucose, and fructose) along with a decrease in physical activity. But when you hear the word probiotic, the first thing that comes to mind most likely isn’t “cardiovascular health”. Although human digestion requires a reasonable amount of healthy bacteria, adding a probiotic to your dietary intake may play a critical role in the reduction of arterial hardening in the body. In a recent landmark...

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