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Digestive Health

Celiac disease

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by consuming gluten. While it primarily affects the small intestine, it can cause problems throughout the entire body. It is estimated to afflict approximately 1% of the world’s population, although it is more common in some places than in others. It is a lifelong condition with no known …

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Gluten Information

60% of symptoms do not affect the digestive system Gluten Intolerance can cause abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. The symptoms are uncomfortable but don’t usually last very long. Gluten intolerance is a food allergy and does not cause damage  – unless you have celiac disease, although some people can experience severe inflammation.

digestive disorders

Digestive Disorders

Nearly three-quarters of your immune system is in your gut. If you have a digestive system that is making you uncomfortable or bowels that are up in arms, it’s not just your gastrointestinal system you have to worry about, it’s your overall well-being. When your digestive system is compromised, you’re more susceptible to immune-related illnesses …

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4 Things You Need to Know About Leaky Gut Syndrome

Too often, the gut is overlooked for the role it plays in our health and wellness. When you have intestinal permeability – otherwise known as leaky gut – all the things that are in your intestines can seep into the blood stream and your body. Gross, right? Leaky gut is also incredibly harmful to your …

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Compromised digestive health

Is Compromised Digestive Health Causing Your Depression?

Is Compromised Digestive Health Causing Your Depression? When you suffer with a mental illness like depression or anxiety, you may struggle to find the right balance of lifestyle choices, therapy, and medication to get you to a functional state of being. Has any doctor ever suggested, however, that some of your suffering could be alleviated …

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The Role of Digestive Enzymes

Loomis 24 Hours Urinalysis The 24 hour urinalysis according to Loomis is a very important test used as part of a method to determine enzyme deficiencies. This test is not a medical diagnostic test. It prognostic rather than diagnostic. It is fundamentally about Digestive Competency. In other words, this test provides foresight as to what may …

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8 Common Causes of a Leaky Gut

1. Chronic inflammation Whether it be stress, IBS, or a food allergy, chronic inflammation is one of the biggest causes of a leaky gut. 2. Food Sensitivities/allergies Food sensitivities can cause inflammation and worsen a leaky gut. Food sensitivities are also symptoms of a leaky gut because once our digestive tract becomes permeable, additional food …

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A Must-Read Guide to Enzyme Basics

Our Body’s “Construction Workers”: A Must-Read Guide to Enzyme Basics Contrary to popular belief, we are not what we eat, but what we absorb. Without proper digestion, the benefits of the healthiest diet are lost. Enzymes are the key element to successful digestion. Dr. Loomis, an enzyme nutritionist and founder of Loomis Institute, calls enzymes “the …

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