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Colon Hydrotherapy

28 Jan Why You Should Consider Colon Hydrotherapy

In humans, the digestive tract stretches from the lips of the mouth to the lips of the anus. Food enters through the mouth and is eliminated as waste through the anus. The colon is the last part of the digestive tract. It comprises the cecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and the sigmoid colons, the rectum and finally the anal canal. Unlike the small intestine, the colon does not secrete digestive enzymes. It is important to note that the right half of the colon and small intestines originate from the same...

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01 Oct Positive Effects of Good Bacteria on MS

One of the most important things you can do for your gut is feed is good bacteria! Probiotics are beneficial bacteria whose primary goal is to have a positive effect on the digestive & immune system. These simple benefits have led to more studies on the effects of good bacteria, which have come back with some impressive results. The Mayo Clinic and the University of Iowa recently worked together on one of these studies. The two entities combined to study the effects of three different bacteria when used outside the digestive...

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18 Nov 3 Best Supplements for the Season!

Your immune system can be easily compromised over the holidays. Alcohol weakens the immune system and lack of sleep can contribute to it’s strength, too. Well, you have a strategy for the alcohol consumption by wisely limiting it and you also know to get plenty of sleep. However, here are three of our top supplements to boost your immune system for the holiday season. 1.  Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) Vitamin C, taken in the form of ascorbic acid, is great for the body. It is essential for optimal health but, taken in high...

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Holiday Slump Detox

24 Dec 2 Ways to Detox from the Holidays!

From November to December, your smartphone calendar app is chock full of appointments for holiday parties, secret Santa deadlines, and family gatherings. Hopefully, a few therapy sessions to keep the holiday stress at a manageable level will be added, too. In early November, smartphone screens are filled with articles about avoiding holiday stress. Suggestions range from managing your expectations, to saying no to that last piece of apple pie. Sleeping right and getting a little bit of exercise are great, also. But...

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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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08 Aug Probiotics Balance Blood Pressure

Probiotics, the friendly gut fighters, allow for all human life to thrive and flourish. In an unbalanced gastro-type situation, other forms of so-called "bad" bacteria can work against the healthier counterparts, making it very important to replenish and put back more good than bad. In fact, new research is showing that probiotics have the potential to even lower high blood pressure, leading to a more healthier cardiovascular response. Published in the July 21 journal of Hypertension, the study, which focused on 543 adults with either normal or elevated blood pressure, looked...

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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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