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8 Benefits of Fermented Foods

2019-04-03T10:07:37-05:00

Fermenting food has been around since Neolithic times when there were no fridges.  It’s a way of preserving food, that has many other health benefits besides preservation. The term fermentation comes from a Latin word meaning to “raise” or “bubble.” As the process of fermentation starts, are created and food is transformed into “power food.” In a sense we are all like starter cultures, bubbling our enthusiasm for life and health within our homes and communities. 8 Benefits of Fermented foods: More nutrients. When food is fermented, enhanced nutrition is generated, such as higher amounts of very bioavailable (more useable by [...]

8 Benefits of Fermented Foods2019-04-03T10:07:37-05:00

Are Your Kids in Pharmaceutical Danger?

2019-06-28T14:41:48-05:00

Recently, I have had many pediatric patients who are already on a long list of meds. In reviewing the meds and their side effects (that the parents didn’t know about), there is an obvious growing trend of more meds causing more problems that are not linked back to the meds, so the child is then given even more meds. Is your child caught in this dangerous medicine cabinet loop? What meds are kids on? Antibiotics. Acid blockers. Antihistamines. HPV vaccines. To name a few. These may be okay for a short term while the root cause of why they are ill [...]

Are Your Kids in Pharmaceutical Danger?2019-06-28T14:41:48-05:00

Five Ways Good Gut Bacteria Stay Good By Devaki Lindsey Berkson

2020-02-20T14:52:55-06:00

How do we tend the garden of our intestinal bugs so they stay healthy and thus so do we? Oxford University researchers have proposed a clever answer. They say that Mother Nature made good bacteria "sticky". This way they stick together deep inside your intestinal tract, and don’t wander across the gut wall or “get lost”. How does that happen? The immune system lives inside the gut “wall”. The gut immune system produces highly adhesive molecules. These are called immunoglobulins (specifically 'IgA'). These are antibodies that coat the bacteria inside your gut and in essence, purposely make the good gut bacteria [...]

Five Ways Good Gut Bacteria Stay Good By Devaki Lindsey Berkson2020-02-20T14:52:55-06:00

The Unappreciated Role of Hormones in the Gut

2020-02-20T14:53:24-06:00

You will learn: The new genderome and Venus and Mars in the gut How testosterone and progesterone affect digestive enzymes Which estrogen prevents and heals leaky gut How oxytocin and estrogen receptor beta are in sync in the brain and the gut How and why a healthy gut is a vagal gut Gut microbiome/hormone cross-talk And more! By Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson

The Unappreciated Role of Hormones in the Gut2020-02-20T14:53:24-06:00

Gut Aging Effecting Aging in General – the New “InflammAging” Theory of Aging

2020-02-25T17:11:10-06:00

The gut is the mother of our health. As well as digesting food, the gut plays a central role in programming our immune system. It also provides an effective barrier to bacteria that could make us ill. Immune cells that line the gut work to maintain the integrity of this barrier.  The gut wall immune cells also maintain the “correctness” of beneficial bacteria within and their “commensal conversations” that direct our immune system to stay alert. The gut wall also helps combat invasion into our inner cells, by pathogenic, non-beneficial bacteria and microbes.   Scientists and clinicians on the Norwich Research [...]

Gut Aging Effecting Aging in General – the New “InflammAging” Theory of Aging2020-02-25T17:11:10-06:00

Leaky gut and perhaps even leaky brains, no longer merely functional medicine concepts, are now entering mainstream research. And, of all things, what do hormones and soy have to do with this?

2020-02-20T14:53:50-06:00

I wrote Healthy Digestion the Natural Way over 13 years ago. In it were presented over 60 intestinal conditions and how to use natural methods to help deal with them. One concept presented was the leaky gut syndrome. At that time, if a patient mentioned that they might have a leaky gut to their doctors, they got the raised eyebrow “aren’t you stupid” reaction. Today, that shouldn’t be the case. If your doctor still reacts this way, run for the hills or put their picture on a milk carton. Even scientists at Emory University are getting in on understanding leaky gut [...]

Leaky gut and perhaps even leaky brains, no longer merely functional medicine concepts, are now entering mainstream research. And, of all things, what do hormones and soy have to do with this?2020-02-20T14:53:50-06:00