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The Five Must-Knows for Treating SIBO
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Did You Know? If you have a cold, take a zinc lozenge in the first 24 hours to reduce symptom severity and duration of illness. Long-term use of zinc interferes with copper absorption and copper is also vital to boosting the immune system. Knowing your zinc status, by testing zinc levels in your blood, is… Read More >

Did You Know? There are over 20,000 different mushroom species, at least 50 of which have been determined to influence immune responses. Mushrooms are immune modulators – boosting innate immunity, reduce inflammation and they can help treat cancer. They are ‘adaptogenic’ – meaning they help your body adapt and perceive less stress. To receive their… Read More >

Did You Know? If you want to boost your immune system, it doesn’t start when you get sick with a cold or flu. Studies show that taking vitamin C after the onset of a cold doesn’t help. Prior to getting sick, it’s best to measure vitamin D and zinc to make sure that you have… Read More >

As the air turns crisp and leaves begin to display their vibrant hues, the arrival of fall brings more than just a change in the weather. It marks the culmination of a year’s hard work for farmers as they gather the bounties of their labor, presenting us with an array of fresh, and seasonal produce…. Read More >

In the intricate web of human health, the immune system acts as the guardian, tirelessly defending against invaders that threaten our well-being. However, certain viruses and bacteria have evolved mechanisms to evade the immune system’s vigilance, potentially leading to a range of health issues. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep A) are… Read More >

Did You Know? Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV): 90% of us are carriers. EBV is part of the herpes virus family. EBV is known as a promiscuous virus. One study showed that 80% of Hashimoto Thyroiditis cases correlated with EBV and, EBV can enter the thyroid gland. EBV Reactivation Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), also known as human herpesvirus… Read More >

You often hear “eat seasonally” yet every day of the year my local supermarkets sell blueberries, apples, melons, tomatoes, potatoes and sometimes even citrus fruits. Modern advances have allowed for fruits and vegetables to be stored longer and travel longer distances. Retail stores rarely sell locally grown fruits and vegetables. My questions: are frozen fruits… Read More >

This July I headed to one of my favorite summer spots – the Gorge in Eastern Washington. Summer isn’t summer without a concert at the Gorge. When we arrived it was 100 degrees out. Prior to the concert, many concert goers were partying in the camping area at the Gorge. We sat 6th row center… Read More >

Every year my family travels to Sequim, Washington to the Lavender Festival. This year we visited B & B Family Lavender Farm (that’s a picture of me in their drying house). I use lavender essential oil regularly to sleep, add it to my lotion and love it in culinary dishes. While at B & B… Read More >

As summer approaches, protecting our skin from harmful UV rays during intense and longer stretches of sun exposure becomes a top priority. Sunscreens should be used for activities like hanging out at the beach all day, engaging in water sports, playing a sport for longer durations or for boat rides. Sunscreens are widely used to… Read More >