The Takoma Park Integrative Care Blog: Gut Health

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, infinitely...

Cannabis & Autoimmune Disease

In this episode, John Malanca from United Patients Group and Dr. Patricia Frye discuss aspects of these diseases which include: What is an autoimmune disease? Some of the more better known but still somewhat poorly understood include; Lupus, celiac disease, MS, Type 1...

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Prebiotics

Prebiotics

Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber that promote the growth of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus in the intestines. Improving the balance of health-promoting bacteria can help prevent disease and alleviate symptoms. Oregano, black pepper,...

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Eat Your Vegetables!

Eat Your Vegetables!

We don't eat enough vegetables. Only 25% of us eat the daily recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. That means that 75% of us do not! The more vegetables you eat, the greater you reduce your risk for heart attack, stroke, cancer, and premature death. Adults...

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Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

Terpenes and flavonoids are substances that are found throughout nature. They give plants there medicinal and aromatic benefits.  A variety of plants have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. Include a variety of colorful and green leafy vegetables in...

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What Is SIBO?

What Is SIBO?

If you are treating your leaky gut by following the 4 Rs and you're not seeing much progress, it could be that you're dealing with SIBO - small intestine bacterial overgrowth. SIBO (pronounced SEE-bo) is one of the causes of leaky gut, but the two vary a bit when it...

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