The point of detox is to rid the body of toxins. According to the Textbook of Natural Medicine, toxins are ‘any compound that can have a detrimental effect on cell function or structure’. We can be exposed to toxins from inside the body (endogenously) such as those created by pathogens, or exogenously (from outside the body) by chemicals and heavy metals
Mercury inside your body is more common then you think in today's era. Many people assume that if they had mercury stored within their body that it would be obvious and they would have severe symptoms. However, you can have unhealthily high levels of mercury without being on your death bed.
I'm really excited to start to share with you and hopefully form new connections in your mind that the link between anxiety and gut health. When most practitioners think about anxiety, they think about doing therapy - mostly through CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) as this is the most researched, and effective forms of therapy for anxiety. But what happens when CBT isn't effective. Or when it brings your anxiety down, but not where you want it to be?
Perhaps you have been working with a doctor or another functional health practitioners and they may have missed mold. Here are three reasons why.
Eating a Paleo Diet essentially means that you consuming foods that were presumed to be eaten by our ancestors during the Paleolithic period and therefore we are genetically adapted to eat. This might sound like a lot to take into consideration, but Paleo is guided by 5 easy to follow principles.
Mold is on our food. In can grow in the buildings we work and live. And it can cause serious health consequences, including...
In females, estrogen dominance occurs when progesterone levels are lower than estrogen levels.That's a whole host of symptoms that you have with estrogen dominance! So let's get into some of the links between the food we eat and gut health, and how this can impact estrogen dominance!
Many people think that the thyroid is the root cause of their health issues. This, in fact, is not the case. Poor thyroid health is an indicator that there are deeper issues going on. And it is your job to get to the root cause of it! Digestion and thyroid health are tightly linked. The digestive symptoms associated with hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) include constipation and digestive issues due to poor stomach acid production. The digestive symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) include loose stools and diarrhea
First and foremost, the mistake that I see a lot of people make is that they don't treat the underlying infections. They come to me and say "Hey Jodie I want to do a SIBO test. I really think that I have SIBO. I have all the symptoms of SIBO - the gas, the bloating, the stomach discomfort on the smelly farts.. I'm certain that I have SIBO, so let's knock it out". The problem with doing that is that you can't treat SIBO first. SIBO actually is one of the last things that
By a landslide, the most accurate way to confirm the presence of SIBO is with the SIBO breath test. You may be wondering how your breath can possibility tell you what’s going on in the small intestine. Let me break it down for you...