We’ve come a long way in understanding mycotoxins and their effects on our health. Since the identification of the first mycotoxin (aflatoxin) in 1965,1 scientists have identified more than 400 of them produced by hundreds of different fungi under various environmental conditions.
More recently, the scientific and medical communities have been abuzz regarding the topic of gut microbiome due to its potential role as a link between the gut and the heart. Specifically, some believe that a metabolic pathway involving choline and the gut microbiota could contribute to the development of heart disease in humans.
This Little-Known Bacterium Could Be The Infectious Cause of Crohn’s Disease – And It Can Be Treated
If you or a loved one has suffered from Crohn’s disease, you may have been told that the exact cause of your misery is still unknown. They might have told you there are many possible causes for Crohn’s disease – age, ethnicity, family history, immunodeficiency, history of NSAIDs use, etc.
New research in Finland is finding that the reason could be largely mold. I’ve talked about mold and dementia before, and these findings further support the effect of mycotoxins on inflammation and dementia.
We now know there are strong associations between gut health, inflammation, and slow metabolism, weight gain, and diabetes. Although we have known there was a connection for quite a while we weren’t sure was exactly how this was happening.
Spring is a time where we hear a lot of people talking about detoxes. Beauty magazines, health and wellness bloggers, and more are all talking about their favorite detoxes. Detoxes for skin, rapid detoxes, juice detoxes, colon cleanses – you name it! It seems everyone has their own take on how to detox your body.
Prunes or dried plums are a good source of fiber, sorbitol (a sugar alcohol that can soften and loosen the stool) and contain high levels of phytonutrients called phenols.
Did you know, you probably have virus lurking in the shadows? It’s called the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and an estimated 90 percent of us have it. Fortunately, for most of us it lies dormant, like a sleeping giant. Only when something triggers a reactivation of EBV does this virus rear its ugly head.
Have you ever wondered if you have leaky gut? Maybe you struggle with digestive issues, symptoms of dysbiosis, or candida. Maybe you have one of the many conditions that are associated with leaky gut.
When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) it can feel like your life is on hold. Debilitating pain, frequent trips to the bathroom, and extreme weakness makes getting through the day next to impossible.
Beet Kvass is up there with one of my favorite ferments, favorite foods come to that. As usual, I love to put ginger in it, and the combination of slightly sweet beet, slightly tart ferment and slightly spicy ginger tastes really refreshing. This food is really a tonic, and so is supposed to be consumed in…
We are all programed to like sugar but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to overcome your sugar addiction!
Immunology in the Gut Mucosa. The gut mucosa hosts the body’s largest population of immune cells. Nature Immunology in collaboration with Arkitek Studios have produced an animation unravelling the complexities of mucosal immunology in health and disease…. CHECK THIS OUT! The gut mucosa is the largest and most dynamic immunological environment of the body. It’s…
Dr. Carnahan and Hypothyroid Mom Facebook Q&A Question 1: Brianna Wyckoff-My hair is constantly falling out, but I’m not at all going bald. My home is covered in hair. I get fistfuls in the shower. No doc seems to care. My husband hates it. Why??? Alopecia has many causes, ask your doctor to check thyroid…
Healthy Gut = Healthy You! There is a microbial zoo living inside you, literally trillions of microscopic organisms―more than 10,000 different kinds of them―all co-existing with each other and you. In fact they outnumber you ten to one and ninety percent of the genetic material, (DNA and RNA) in your body is not yours, it belongs…
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten, a protein in wheat, barley, rye and spelt. Currently, the only treatment available is the adoption of a lifelong gluten free diet, which is made particularly challenging due to the prevalence of wheat in western diets. It is an excellent example of environmental challenge meeting gene…