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What is Leaky Gut?

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95% of the good microbes in your body are in your gut. When in balance, these tiny organisms work together with your body to support many important systems, such as your immune system. In fact, 70-80% of your immune cells are in your gut! The tiny ecosystem of microbes in your stomach and intestines is […]

You Aren’t Always What You Eat

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Eating healthy isn’t always enough. We can eat a variety of organic vegetables, fruits, and meats and still be missing out on the macronutrients that these foods deliver. Poor soil health from overcropping leads to less nutrient-dense foods, and our internal gut health may be missing the “good stuff” that helps us absorb and digest […]

A Ticking Lyme Bomb

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Learn about the link between ticks, Lyme disease and autoimmune disease and how to protect yourself from this dangerous trio. These itty bitty bugs climb out as cold weather fades. Particularly in woody, adventure-seeking communities like Colorado, people take to the outdoors (and so do the ticks!). Ticks are No Treat Ticks are tiny insects […]

Hypertension and Autoimmune Disease: What You Need to Know

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is the most common chronic disease in America.  People with hypertension are at risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney damage. Did you know that there is a connection between hypertension and autoimmune disease?  Were you aware there are over 400 different causal factors in hypertension?  Autoimmunity is when your […]

The Link Between Mental Health and Antibiotics

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“The best wealth is health,” said the Roman poet Virgil. You may also have heard, “You can have all of the money in the world, but if you don’t have your health, you have nothing.”  Our most recent health crisis has surely made these quotes true. Mental Health of America has shared some alarming statistics […]

The Immune Power of Antioxidants

What Are Antioxidants? “Antioxidant” is probably a term you have heard before. It is used commonly to refer to health beverage ingredients, so-called ‘superfoods’, and supplements as an anti-aging tool. But what is an antioxidant? To understand how antioxidants work, you will need to understand what “free radicals” are. Free radicals are unstable atoms that […]

There is nothing “Sweet” about Artificial Sweeteners and Leaky Gut

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Your habits influence your attitude, sleep, food cravings…and autoimmunity. Many of you that suspect you may have an autoimmune condition, or have been diagnosed with one, may in fact have two or more lurking within.  Have you noticed that when you eat pleasure-seeking foods such as sweets, alcohol, or caffeine (and for some, Chinese food), […]

Can You Brush and Floss Your Way to Relieved RA?

It may be hard to believe, but brushing your teeth can help your joints. All dentists will tell you that your dental health is tied to your physical health, but how seriously do we really take that? Your mouth has its own microbiome, which is the mini ecosystem made up of bacteria and other small […]

Meet the Master Manipulator: Your Thyroid

  Your thyroid is a gland located behind your Adam’s apple. Its job is to produce thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which are the hormones that control your metabolism. This process of transforming the food you eat into energy can result in (T)erminator-like symptoms where you begin to feel inhuman.  Think of the story of […]

Why Do I Feel So Good (Or Bad) During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy and Autoimmunity Many women with autoimmune diseases experience a lessening of symptoms during their pregnancy, only to relapse after the baby is born. Or, the opposite may happen, where autoimmune disease symptoms worsen during pregnancy. Maybe you have heard of this phenomenon or even experienced it yourself. As we continue to celebrate Mothers’ Day, […]