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June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Disease is a degenerative condition affecting the brain. The most common symptoms observed in affected individuals are: memory loss changes in ability to create and follow plans, including financial records, cooking/recipes, and work-related projects difficulty accomplishing familiar tasks like household chores, driving to a regular destination, or remembering how to operate common household electronics…

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What Are Antibodies and Why Are They Important in COVID-19 Testing?

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as accurate testing for the virus is in short supply across the globe, there is a significant opportunity to provide information to patients and healthcare providers about exposure and infection timelines through antibody testing. To add to the problem, nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs – considered the gold-standard for diagnosing…

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Can Inhaling Gluten Trigger Symptoms in Sensitive Individuals?

An astonishing number of people following a strict gluten-free diet and lifestyle remain symptomatic. If they are very compliant to a gluten elimination, but still experience negative symptoms associated with gluten, could something else trigger the symptoms? Maybe; however, is it possible that the strict gluten-free diet and lifestyle are not enough? Lab tests, such…

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The Gut Microbiome and the Estrobolome: How gut microbes affect estrogen metabolism

Can your gut microbiome affect your hormones? It’s All Connected! In a systems biology approach, like every other body system structure and functioning, liver health, kidney health, gut health, and hormone health are connected. The gut microbiome secretes bioactive metabolites: reactivated estrogens, short chain fatty acids, amino acid metabolites, and secondary bile acids that modulate…

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Additives in Foods: Maybe This is a Root Cause of Your Sensitivity?

Food additives are increasingly used in manufactured food to preserve it, color or dye it, flavor it, improve its texture, make it more shelf-stable, enhance its appearance, or prevent pests from consuming it. Because of how prevalent food additives are in manufactured and processed food, it can be extremely difficult to determine if the symptoms…

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