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Akkermansia Foods

Explore the importance of Akkermansia for gut health, its impact on the mucosal barrier, and how to boost its levels through food, lifestyle changes, and supplements.

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Root Member Story: Gabriella

Root member story with functional medicine approach to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

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Root Member Story: Ashna

Root member review and what to expect with a Root approach for an autoimmune condition.

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30 Plants a Week Checklist

Boost your gut health by eating 30 different plants a week. Discover the benefits of a diverse diet, tips to increase plant intake, and a free checklist to get started.

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Digestion: Top to Bottom

Explore the journey of digestion, from the mouth all the way to the colon. Learn where your body absorbs nutrients and what can go right or wrong at each step.

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Beta Glucuronidase High

Learn about beta-glucuronidase: its role in hormone balance, symptoms of high levels, and functional medicine solutions for gut health and detoxification.

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How to Increase Nutrient Absorption

Ways to increase nutrient absorption including optimizing gut health, supporting the gallbladder, and pairing the correct nutrients together.

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Constipation and Diarrhea Cycle

Root causes of the constipation and diarrhea cycle and how to treat these conditions holistically with a personalized gut healing protocol.

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SIBO Weight Gain

Key factors that can contribute to SIBO weight gain include inflammation and dysbiosis within the gut, insulin resistance, and constipation.

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IgG Supplements

Benefits of taking IgG supplements include enhanced immune health, optimized digestion, and improving or eliminating gut concerns such as diarrhea and bloating.

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Best Herbs for Gut Health

An overview of the best herbs for gut health that we frequently recommend in our practice plus ways to incorporate them into your diet.

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How to Heal Gut from Gluten Damage

Eating a nutritious diet, correcting nutrient deficiencies, and supporting gut health with a proper gut healing protocol can help heal the gut from gluten damage.

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Functional Medicine Lab Testing

Common functional medicine lab tests include GI-Map®, NutrEval®, DUTCH, MRT®, and Saliva Cortisol testing.

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Functional Medicine for ADHD

A functional medicine approach to treating ADHD may include improving gut health, removing food sensitivities, correcting nutrient deficiencies, and optimizing sleep.

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How to Activate the Vagus Nerve

The main role of your vagus nerve is to help the body “rest and digest.” You can can activate your vagus nerve to calm the body and improve your response to stress with with certain daily practices including yoga, deep breathing, singing, and meditation.

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Bone Broth for Gut Health

Bone broth is a healing beverage known to contain collagen, gelatin, glutamine, and various minerals. It has been used for centuries as a nourishing food that soothes and heals the gut lining.

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Functional Medicine Weight Loss

By using a root cause approach, functional medicine allows a practitioner and client to work together to dig deeper into a health issue and treat the condition holistically.

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Functional Medicine Elimination Diet

An elimination diet is a short-term diet aimed to identify food sensitivities. Unlike food allergies, food sensitivities often develop over time and may cause a wide variety of symptoms

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PCOS and Endometriosis

PCOS and endometriosis are two chronic conditions that affect 10 to 20 percent of women. Both of these conditions can cause irregular periods, infertility, and hormone imbalances. While it is not common, it is possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis.

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Low FODMAP Prebiotic

Prebiotics are a group of nutrients that feed your beneficial gut bacteria. However, prebiotics are high in FODMAPs which may cause bloating, gas, and other digestive symptoms in certain individuals. In these cases, we recommend our low-FODMAP prebiotic supplement

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SIBO and Hypothyroidism

SIBO and hypothyroidism commonly occur together. One study found over 50 percent of the subjects with hypothyroidism also had SIBO compared to just 5 percent of healthy controls.

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Best Probiotic For Acne

Acne and gut health are intimately connected. In this article, we will review the best probiotic for acne and explain how using a probiotic can help treat the root causes of this condition.

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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.


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.