Category: Dysbiosis

December 15, 2017

Mapping the Microbiome: Lab Testing for Dysbiosis 

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND As the interest in the human microbiome grows, the complexities of the microbiome and the link between a dysfunctional microbiome and chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, acne, diabetes, eczema, allergies, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, depression and anxiety, cancer and many autoimmune conditions continues to unfold. When we refer to the […]

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September 13, 2017

Integrative Treatment of Eczema: Addressing the Gut-Skin Connection

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND Eczema is a general term used to describe a group of skin conditions where the skin becomes red, inflamed and itchy. Sometimes the skin will weep or become hard and scaly. In infants, eczema typically appears on the scalp, face and elbows/knees. In older children and adults, it is more often […]

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Treating Eczema from the Inside Out

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Eczema, being an inflammatory skin condition, draws the assumption that it must be treated topically (at the surface).  And yes, there are topical treatments that can aid in reducing the severity and appearance of eczema.  Some options work extremely well.  However, once these methods of treatment are ceased, the eczema usually […]

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July 15, 2017

Tips to avoid traveler’s diarrhea on your next holiday

Dr. Arezou Babri, ND The etiology of traveler’s diarrhea (TD) often varies by region of travel, but is most commonly caused by bacterial enteropathogens. Although viral and parasitic infections can cause TD they are less commonly seen. The most common bacterial strain linked to TD is Escherichia coli, which can be found in none-purified water […]

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May 29, 2017

Intermittent Fasting: An Important Part of the Treatment for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth/IBS

Dr. Leah Hassall, ND Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in the gut where the bacterial population in the small intestine greatly exceeds the amount normally found there causing gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. It is now generally accepted that IBS is not caused by stress, but by bacterial dysbiosis and more specifically, […]

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December 20, 2016

A Holiday Treatment Plan

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Our health is something that should be maintained and kept as a priority all year long. However, the holiday season may be the most important time of the year to focus on the imbalances and deficiencies in our health. The excessiveness of the holidays can push our physiological processes beyond their […]

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GI Fortify

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND Optimal digestive function helps set the foundation for a healthy, balanced immune system all year round, but particularly during the winter months. Supplementation with probiotic organisms is a well-understood method of introducing and maintaining growth of desired bacterial strains. Similarly, the balance of microflora that live in our intestinal tract can […]

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April 15, 2016

Autism: The Gut-Brain Connection  

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Autism is being diagnosed at an alarming rate in the last 5 – 10 years. And unfortunately at this point in time, there is no official cause. This has led to countless debates and theories to arise, as the medical world tries to determine a therapeutic target for treatment. The good […]

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