Study Links Gene to Gut Flora and Crohn's Disease

A research team consisting of scientists from two countries has completed a study showing a relationship between a gene and the makeup of gastrointestinal bacteria, a suspected culprit in the development of Crohn's disease.

Common Conditions Linked with Leaky Gut

An even more serious problem that can develop as a result of dysbiosis is "leaky gut" or "leaky gut syndrome". These terms indicate abnormal or increased permeability of the intestinal lining.


Common Conditions Linked with Leaky Gut
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Mad About Trans Fats...?

Do doughnuts make you cranky? Perhaps!!! New research shows that, in addition to lowering good cholesterol & increasing inflammation, eating trans fats in processed foods may increase aggression, impatience & irritability.


In a study at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine,

Mad About Trans Fats...?
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Study Suggests Chemical Contributes to Childhood Obesity

Efforts to address the childhood obesity epidemic have centered around one simple message: "Move more. Eat less:' But in light of a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, parents may also be taking a closer look at the packages Junior's meals and drinks are coming in.

Probiotics Could Shorten Common Cold

A recent study conducted by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has found that probiotics can reduce the length of a cold in 18-to 25-year-olds, potentially changing the way UW Oshkosh students treat their colds.

According to Pamella MacWilliams,the school nurse, probiotics are regularly prescribed in conjunction with antibiotics in order to restore gastrointestinal health, which antibiotics tend to disrupt.

Analyzing the Cycle of Metabolic Inflammation

As holistic and natural practitioners, we must move away from an allopathic model of disease and truly into naturopathy, especially when we look at one of the most important issues that can cause so many different diseases: metabolic inflammation.


Analyzing the Cycle of Metabolic Inflammation
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The Pacific Acupuncture Symposium 2012

The Pacific Acupuncture Symposium was held at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego on November 8-11, 2012. I have been attending the symposium since it's inception 24 years ago. I always get a quiver of excitement as I park my car and walk towards the hotel, anticipating the wealth of valuable information I am about to receive. And I'm never wrong! Jack Miller, the dean the San Diego campus, takes great care in selecting the cream of our profession to continue to enlighten us, year after year.

Acupuncture May Decrease Post-Stroke Shoulder pain

According to a new study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, acupuncture may relieve shoulder pain after a stroke.


Acupuncture is the practice of inserting needles into specific points along the body as a means to relieve pain & treat disease.



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Simple Remedies for Yeast Infection

There is interesting information out there about yeast infections.. much of it is not very reliable & most diet changes can help prevent yeast infections.
Here's why:

Simple Remedies for Yeast Infection

Antibiotics May Increase Bowel Disease Risk

New research has found that the use of certain antibiotics may put children at higher risk for developing bowel diseases.


Antibiotics May Increase Bowel Disease Risk
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