Gluten and dairy are like addictive drugs to the brain

Feb 16, 18 Gluten and dairy are like addictive drugs to the brain

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Scientists have proven what many of us have learned the hard way: Gluten, dairy, and processed foods trigger addictive responses in the same way commonly abused drugs do. The more processed (i.e., high carb) and fatty a food is, the more likely it is to cause addiction, and the most addictive foods contain cheese, with pizza taking...

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Increase in autoimmunity rates linked to leaky gut

Autoimmunity, a disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys body tissue, is one of the most prevalent diseases today, affecting predominantly women. Traditionally, autoimmune disease was thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but research increasingly shows that while genetics play a role, intestinal permeability,...

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Functional blood tests provide more useful information

Feb 01, 18 Functional blood tests provide more useful information

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Have you ever had obvious health symptoms but your lab tests come back normal? Many such patients, the majority of them women, are told it’s simply stress, aging, or depression. The problem is most doctors use lab ranges on blood tests when functional ranges provide more clues that explain the symptoms. The lab ranges on a blood...

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The Instant Pot: Great tool for a functional medicine protocol

Jan 19, 18 The Instant Pot: Great tool for a functional medicine protocol

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The beauty of functional medicine is it puts your health journey in your hands. The curse of functional medicine is that, compared to popping a pill, eating healthy takes more time, which can feel stressful. Enter the Instant Pot, a relatively new kitchen appliance that is simple to use, makes it easy to stick to a whole foods...

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