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soil based probiotic

Best Soil Based Probiotics

As the name implies, soil-based probiotics are bacteria found in the soil which generally contain bacteria strains from the Bacillus family. These bugs are commonly referred to as spore-forming probiotics because they are encapsulated with a hard shell, or endospore, making them very stable and highly resistant to extreme conditions.

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Inflammation Evaluation and Dietary Approaches

An important thing to understand about inflammation is that it is not an on/off switch but more like a dimmer switch. Often there are many lifelong contributors that push the dimmer switch towards a full force inflammatory process. But the good news about that is once we understand these inflammatory drivers, we can work on reducing or eliminating them from our lives.

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Gluten and PCOS

Although there are no studies specifically looking at the relationship between gluten and PCOS, many women report a reduction in symptoms after eliminating gluten from their diet.

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Anti-histamine Foods

While no single food matches the antihistamine strength of over-the-counter drugs, there are some nutrients, antioxidants, and extracts that contain natural antihistamine properties.

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Good Food Good Mood

Nutritious food benefits your mood by supporting healthy communication in the brain and reducing chronic inflammation.

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D-hist for Allergies

D-Hist is a popular supplement containing various antioxidants, enzymes, and plant extracts. The ingredients in D-Hist are intended to degrade the histamine load, reduce inflammation, and thin mucous secretions. Many people use this supplement as a way to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms.

SIBO and Acne

SIBO and Acne

Some people with SIBO also (or only) present with non-GI symptoms like acne, eczema, fatigue, or nutrient deficiencies. In fact, one study reported SIBO is 10 times more prevalent in those with acne versus healthy controls

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Curing Histamine Intolerance

Despite the name, histamine intolerance is not an “intolerance” to histamine. Rather, histamine intolerance occurs when you have too much histamine than your body is able to effectively break down.

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Autoimmune Disease After Pregnancy

Researchers aren’t 100 percent certain why women experience more autoimmune disease in postpartum. However, there are many complex hormonal and immune-related shifts that occur during pregnancy.

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How is MRT different from other food sensitivity tests?

There are a lot of food sensitivity tests on the market. But ultimately, the MRT panel is the best option for testing food sensitivities for a few reasons. First of all, MRT captures ALL types of food sensitivity reactions (type III and IV) by indirectly measuring the release of inflammatory chemicals called mediators. It’s the release of mediators that cause symptoms of food sensitivities.

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Prebiotics: What are they and why are they important?

Prebiotics are the fiber-rich foods that probiotics feed on. Taking probiotic supplements or consuming probiotic rich foods such as kefir, yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, and sauerkraut will only get you so far if you are not consuming enough prebiotic fiber for the probiotics to eat. We call this seed (taking probiotics or probiotic foods) and feed (giving food to the good bacteria to flourish).

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5 Common Women's Health Problems That Can be Treated with Functional Medicine and Nutrition

Here at Root, we treat a variety of women’s health conditions with functional medicine and nutrition. Here is a list of 5 conditions we commonly work with: Hashimoto's thyroid, polycystic ovarian syndrome, irregular periods, irritable bowel syndrome, migraine

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PCOS and Constipation

Constipation is a fairly common symptom among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In this article, we’ll discuss the relationship between PCOS and constipation, and how you can treat the root cause of both of these conditions with diet, lifestyle, and targeted supplementation.