30 Day Elimination Challenge

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The elimination diet is one of the gold standards in functional medicine and is one of the most reliable ways to get down to the brass tax. What foods are helping me and what ones are hindering me. In the past I have experimented with different versions of the elimination diet (and will continue to […]

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Gluten Sensitivity – An Overview

It is interesting to see how quickly (or not so quickly as the case may be) we update our bias based on new information and scientific discovery. A prime example of this idea would be the acceptance that dreaded fat isn’t actually the toxic macronutrient that it was once described as being. It turns out […]

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Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases

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Is leaky gut a prerequisite to developing an autoimmune condition? Dr. Alessio Fasano thinks so. Autoimmune diseases have been an interest of mine since learning that a close friend had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age. Before that point I had never looked deeply into what an autoimmune condition actually was. Not […]

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Gut Testing – CDSA Stool Test Cost For Value

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Today we’ll be covering an Australian CDSA stool test offered by Nutripath and why I recommend getting a PCR stool test as well! As with many other health care students and practitioners my interest in herbal medicine and nutrition came about from a personal illness. After suffering for two years with a GI infection (eventually […]

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Herbal Antimicrobials VS Antibiotics

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Herbal antimicrobials is a subject I am very interested in. With a bit of tweaking I managed to eradicate two parasites (Blastocystis hominis and Dientamoeba fragilis) using differrent herbal antimicrobials, immune boosters and anti-inflammatories. As a student of herbal medicine I strongly believe that plants can offer something that pharmaceuticals like antibiotics cannot. They have a long history […]

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