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Why I Rarely Recommend Iron Supplements for Anemia

Why I Rarely Recommend Iron Supplements for Anemia

Proper iron metabolism is essential for mitochondrial function and your health as a whole. Iron is one of the most abundant minerals in our human body, most of it is bounded to iron regulating proteins (ferritin, hepcidin, ceruloplasmin, hemosiderin, and transferrin) or heme to protect our cells

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Can Your Gut Health Affect Blood Pressure?

Can Your Gut Health Affect Blood Pressure?

The American College of Cardiology has released new guidelines for defining hypertension or high blood pressure.  There are news sources like CNN[1] and the Wall Street Journal[2] that are claiming that the affected American population that will now be defined as hypertensive will go up from 72.2

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Are Raw Portabella Mushrooms Dangerous?

Are Raw Portabella Mushrooms Dangerous?

Dear readers, do you enjoy a good conspiracy theory?  Well, have I got a good one for you!  I have been getting a lot of e-mails about episode #1035 of the Joe Rogan Experience with Paul Stamets.  Stamets, a celebrated mushroom expert, warned Joe Rogan about eating

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What Exactly Are Systemic Enzymes and How Do They Affect Your Gut?

What Exactly Are Systemic Enzymes and How Do They Affect Your Gut?

Systemic enzymes are a marketing term used to describe a category of supplemental health products.  The peer-reviewed, scientific literature make very little reference to “systemic enzymes” (most likely because the name is misleading).  Advertisers tell us that systemic means “body-wide” and “operate not just for digestion but

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Junk Science: Can Your Water Bottle Make You Sick?

Junk Science: Can Your Water Bottle Make You Sick?

Several months ago, a treadmill review company published an article on their website with the intent of showing people that their water bottle could be potentially contaminated “and the act of quenching your thirst while you exercise could potentially make you sick.”  The article was picked up

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Resolution of Upper Gut (H. pylori) Dysbiosis / Repairing Ulcers

Resolution of Upper Gut (H. pylori) Dysbiosis / Repairing Ulcers

GERD Protocol 2: Reduction of H. pylori More updated information about H. pylori! Upper Gut Protocols: Resolution of Upper Gut Dysbiosis / Repairing Ulcers Upper Gut Dysbiosis SIBO information and diagnosis has been a strong topic of contention in the natural health blogosphere for years. Many of

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