If you find yourself struggling with food intolerances of any kind, then it’s most likely causing an imbalance in your hormones as well. And if you’ve been diagnosed with low testosterone, PCOS, estrogen dominance, thyroid issues, or insulin resistance; then your food sensitivities are making them worse.
In this Podcast, I discuss how they’re linked and where to begin to help heal and regenerate your body from the attack on your immune system.
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How IV Therapy Benefits You More Thank Oral Supplementation
What if there was one thing in your body that had the power to control the way you look, feel and think? And what if supporting this one thing was the key to unlocking everlasting health? Sound too good to be true? I’m here to tell you that not only is this a fact, but it’s this vital organ in your body that serves as a common denominator for most of today’s health problems. I’m referring to your gut.
The current Merck Manual lists 14 main gastrointestinal disorders, with up to 14 subdivisions within each of the principle groupings (Beers, 2006). Add to this the finding that many other disease states affect the gastrointestinal tract significantly, and both give us a strong reminder that our gut has a major influence on our health. Intravenous (IV) therapy can be a useful adjunct to the oral treatment of gastrointestinal diseases.
This is because by the time symptoms of disease have made their appearance, it is sometimes too late for oral vitamins and minerals to make much difference. Nevertheless, these same vitamins and minerals, given intramuscularly (IM) or intravenously, can benefit many diseases. We know that the health of the GI tract affects the overall health of all body functions and the well-being of every individual. We approach the problem of disease as a problem of the cell. What the cell needs to be maximally healthy is always found in nature. However, to be effective, these nutrients must be admitted into the cell.
When given in high concentration, IV or IM nutrients enter the cell by sheer force of numbers. Administering nutrients in a concentration great enough to force those nutrients into the cell by means of a high-concentration gradient as well as the ability of the cell wall to absorb them, is highly beneficial. Highly concentrated on the outside, the cell membrane is semi-permeable meaning that it admits the nutrients into the cell due to the high-concentration gradient that was created.
The only way to obtain this high concentration is by IV or IM administration. With the GI cells, the IV route is especially useful for this purpose, because it’s immediately absorbed. When oral absorption is not effective, the parenteral route proves to be the most effective option.
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Welcome to Regenerate You!
If you suffer with gut issues, you’ll know how frustrating, painful, and even debilitating it can be. Gas, bloating, constipation, loose stools, poor absorption, and stomach pains are signs that your gut needs attention.
In this episode I’ll be discusing the foundations of Gut Health and where to start.
The majority of the women in my Practice who seek help for hair loss often have nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances and digestive issues. It is important to investigate all of these as possible causes and to address your individual needs.
As a woman I understand how devastating it can be to lose your hair. Being afraid to brush your hair for fear of pulling out more, or even scared to wash your hair seeing your precious strands wash down the drain. But you don’t have to let your fear take-over.
Let’s talk about some of the common causes of hair loss…
Why Your Hair is Falling Out
While a hair follicle is tiny, it’s still quite mighty! it is an extremely complex structure that needs nutrients to flourish and is capable of getting malnourished as well. Hormones and diet both can contribute to the hair follicle becoming “ill”.
Hair is prone to aging, much like the skin (and every other organ of the body). In women, hair follicles start to shrink from the mid 40’s, and so hair becomes finer with each year. The total number of hair follicles also decreases. This actually happens all over the body.
Your gut can be the root of all evil. Meaning if it’s unhealthy it can cause a myriad of health issue resulting in malabsorption of nutrients from your food. This includes iron. This is actually one of the markers I check when trying to address hair loss in my patients. When ferritin (your storage level of iron) is low, this can cause your follicles to shed hundreds of hairs. This is because the iron in your blood helps to carry oxygen. If oxygen can’t get to your root hair follicles, then the follicles will shrivel up and die. So making sure that your gut is able to absorb vitamins and minerals from your diet becomes step one.
Step two, would be to measure the ferritin levels in your body to make sure they are within healthy “naturopathic” levels. In allopathic medicine, the ranges are often too large and therefore most people fall within the ‘normal’ range. As a Naturopathic Doctor, the lab values I require for my patients, provide the healthiest outcome for thriving health.
Step three requires that you make sure you are eating the proper diet that is ideal for your body. Focusing on regenerative health means discovering which foods your body likes best. For example, I have often seen that certain B-vitamins may be wonderful for one person, but may not be ideal for another. If you are low in nutrients that your body specifically requires to regenerate itself, then you will be doing more harm then good.
If you’re in need of more support for your hair loss, consider scheduling a visit with me. I want you to feel confident about your hair, less fearless about maintaining it, and get you back to your positive, healthy self.
Equally important, I’d like to help you stop worrying about your hair, so you can get back to enjoying your life!
Everyone’s microbiome configuration is original, similar to how we each have our own unique fingerprint. But there are certain elements that can cause trouble for most of us. For example, we all have some yeast in our microbiomes, including the notorious fungi known as Candida. Normally, this yeast exists in harmony with the other microbes, but when it is allowed to overgrow (usually due to a high sugar diet or lowered immune system), it can cause low-grade inflammation and stress on our health. The same goes for certain types of bacteria that can cause digestive distress as well as other health problems.
So how do you know if your gut microbiome is in a state of healthy balance, or if things are going awry in there? Your first clue is whether or not any of these common lifestyle or medical factors that lead to poor gut health apply to you:
By the time someone has developed an imbalance of good and bad gut bacteria, their microbiome has become upset usually due to chronic damage from the above mentioned causes. In addition to bacterial or fungal imbalances that take place, the acid-base balance of the gut is usually:
The cells that line the G.I. tract are highly inflamed.
The protective layer of the intestines can be compromised.
When this happens, the gut barrier is damaged and allows intestinal permeability to occur (also known as Leaky Gut) therefore allowing the communication between the cells and the gut brain connection to become dysfunctional. This is when most people begin to complain of “brain fog”.
Addressing the Underlying Cause of GI Distress
Most people take probiotics to address intestinal problems. However, for probiotics to be effective those bacteria need access to high fiber foods in the gut. It’s at that point that the bacteria have to begin the process of breaking down the food so they can access the fibers and start the process of converting them into compounds created by probiotics to assist the body’s immunity. If a person takes probiotics and they already have an inflamed gut, most likely their overrun with bad bacteria.
Balancing the Gut Flora & Healing the Gut
The most critical factor in creating and maintaining healthy microbiome is a healthy plant-based, fiber rich diet. These dietary fibers are essentially the prebiotic foods that enable your good gut bacteria to grow and proliferate. Examples of prebiotics include:
Short chain fatty acids
If you don’t feed your probiotic bacteria well enough, then they can’t thrive.
When people consume high sugar, high fat, processed foods, they promote the growth of pathological bacteria that can cause even further health problems.
Knowledge is power when it comes to your health, especially the health of your gut. Arm yourself with understanding so you know what destroys and what heals you, and you will be the one in control of your health future. For additional support for healing your gut issues, please contact the office to begin.