The Takoma Park Alternative Care Blog: Gut Health

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, infinitely...
How Probiotics Help Improve Your Immune System

How Probiotics Help Improve 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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Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immune System

Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immune System

A number of foods have been found to benefit the immune system. One group of foods is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, leading to less wear and tear on all your bodily systems, including your immune system: anti-inflammatory foods. Adding anti-inflammatory...

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How Probiotics Can Aid Your Immune System

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

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 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

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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