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The Care & Feeding of a Healthy Human Microbiome

Introduction to the Microbiome The human microbiome is made up of 10–100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells with unique genes; primarily from bacteria in the gut. Our gut bacteria, of which we have up to 10 times more than human cells, thrive on the very things that create inflammation in our body including sugar, refined carbs,… Read More »

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What is the Best Autoimmune Diet?

Introduction If you have been recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, please consider that leaky gut is usually the “root cause of leaky gut.” Functional Medicine doctors address this cause whereas others don’t. If it isn’t addressed, no amount of dietary control—whether it is the autoimmune protocol diet, the autoimmune paleo diet or my “Crawford plan” autoimmune diet—will be… Read More »

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What’s the Best Face Cleanser? Hint: Not Clarisonic

The Best Face Cleanser is not a “Potion” This blog is not going to be my typical heavy-science blog-it’s “for” my skincare-tips-appreciating-women. I’m doing this because I just loved finding out that the best face cleanser is not longer the mighty Clarisonic. No indeed; and I’ll get to why in a moment. Suffice it to… Read More »

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Shocking Mistakes: Treating Hashimoto Thyroid Disease

Introduction to Hashimoto Thyroid Disease Hashimoto Thyroid Disease, AKA Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is the most common autoimmune disorder in the U.S., affecting between seven and eight percent of the population. While not all people with Hashimoto’s have hypothyroid symptoms, thyroid antibodies are a marker for future thyroid disease. When we talk about hyperthyroidism vs. hypothyroidism; the majority of “Hashi”… Read More »

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What Causes Acne? New Findings will Amaze you!

Well-accepted Causes of Acne Acne affects between 40 and 50 million adolescents and adults in the United States alone! We know the big factors causing our breakouts such as excess sebum production, clogged pores, and (probably) the bacteria Propionibacterium acnes all contribute to the pathogenesis of acne. We also know factors such as cigarette smoking, air pollution, skincare, makeup… Read More »

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Sick of Drugs? Here are the Natural Remedies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Introduction to Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a debilitating joint-based inflammatory disease that affects people of all ages. It’s the third most common type of arthritis, behind osteoarthritis and gout. Approximately 1.5 million Americans are affected by Rheumatoid arthritis, with 41 out of 100,000 people diagnosed annually. Women are three times more likely to have Rheumatoid arthritis, commonly occurring… Read More »

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Achieve the Best Intermittent Fasting Results

How To Practice Intermittent Fasting If you want to learn how to achieve the best intermittent fasting results, then you must consider the various types of fasting. The different intermittent fasting schedules include time restricted feeding (TRF), true intermittent fasting (IF), different caloric intakes for fasting and fasting mimicry (which is relatively new). To help… Read More »

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Dr. Kim’s Guide to SIBO Treatment

What is SIBO? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an increased number and/or abnormal type of bacteria in the small intestinal section called the jejunum. For many years, a culture of the small bowel was the gold standard for diagnosing SIBO based on the presence of ≥1 × 105 bacteria (colony-forming units (CFU)) per cubic centimeter… Read More »