The Takoma Park Alternative Care Blog: Gut Health

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

How Probiotics Can Aid Your Immune System

By now, almost everyone has heard of probiotics, the active cultures in a range of dairy products such as yogurt, some cheeses and kefir, and in fermented foods such as miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut. Most of these are tasty additions to our diet that can also help...

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Gut Health And Weight Loss

Do you have trouble losing extra weight even though you're exercising regularly and eating healthy foods? Starving yourself to lose weight isn't good for your body, and a super hard-core exercise program may not be the answer, either. These are both extremes, most...

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GMOs And Gut Health

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have genes from another species transplanted into their DNA. This is done to increase production or yield or add some other previously nonexistent quality to the organism. These experimental organisms have so far been mostly...

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Essential Oils And Gut Health

We typically think of using essential oils for their marvelous fragrance, or as a spa treatment. They do these jobs wonderfully well, but plant essences have also been used as medicine for thousands of years. First, it's important to distinguish between essential oils...

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10 Reasons to Consider Cannabis Therapy

Cannabis has very few potential side effects – most are THC and dose related and can be avoided by not using more than you need to alleviate your symptoms.  
Cannabis can be discontinued without weaning.
In addition to alleviating pain, cannabis promotes wellbeing and homeostasis, or balance within the body.
It modulates the autoimmune system
Cannabis regulates glucose and fat metabolism.
It is a potent antioxidant.
Cannabis has been shown to protect both neural and cardiac tissue.
Cannabis regulates appetite.
It stabilizes and improves mood.
It is a potent anti-inflammatory and is the perfect partner to an anti-inflammatory diet.

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One Amazing Way To Health Digestion Problems: Enzymes

Your body is designed to digest the food you eat. It creates hydrochloric acid along with various enzymes for just that purpose. So why might you consider taking them as a supplement? Well if you seem to get gas no matter you eat, you often suffer from heartburn or...

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