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Fish Oil Supplementation Favorably Alters Markers of Vascular Function

by Leonard Smith, M.D.

10.01.14

Endothelial dysfunction (dysfunction of the endothelium, or the inner lining of the arteries), involves damage to the artery lining that triggers inflammation and the development of lesions characteristic of atherosclerosis, the accumulation of plaqu… Read more.

The Immune Effects of Breastfeeding vs Bottle Feeding

by Brenda Watson

09.29.14

Early life events, such as mode of delivery at birth, antibiotic use, and diet, all play a big role in what bacteria develop in the intestinal tract, which, in turn, determines how healthy an individual will be. In a recent study published in the jou… Read more.

Lead Exposure Linked to Obesity

by Brenda Watson

09.26.14

Lead is a heavy metal that has been linked to a number of health problems, most notably, neurological conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in at least four million households, children are being exposed to high levels of le… Read more.

Antibacterial Compounds Pose Risk During Pregnancy—How to Avoid Them

by Brenda Watson

09.24.14

We are a germ-fearing society. From antibacterial soaps, wipes, cleaners, and ointments to hand sanitizer and antimicrobial bedding, we are trying—literally—to wipe ourselves free of all the germs. What could all this sanitization be doin… Read more.

Gut Bacteria in Premature Infants Depends on Age

by Brenda Watson

09.22.14

Not long ago, researchers thought that infants in the womb were free of bacteria. Infants are inoculated by bacteria during birth, and later by the environment and diet, they said, but not before birth. In 2005, that idea changed when bacteria was di… Read more.

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bwatson on GERD,HIATAL HERNIA,please HELP!

Digestive Wellness Community

10.01.14

Dear Pasiflora, I'm so glad to hear you're getting the fermented foods. Yes, yogurt is great, with stevia - absolutely. However you'll get more good bacteria with kefir - just make sure it's the plain variety (or add stevia). It's also VERY easy to m… Read more.

Maria Gabriela on GERD,HIATAL HERNIA,please HELP!

Digestive Wellness Community

10.01.14

Dear Brenda,thanks so much for replying to my e mail. I appreciate a lot your concerns about me. It is true, that I have a hard time following any diet,that´s very true and a big part of my problem. I will see the doctor soon and I contacted a… Read more.

linuxdoctor on Could really use some assistance with IBS-C

Digestive Wellness Community

09.29.14

Hello Brenda and thank you soo much for your wonderful book, Gut Solutions, and for setting up this forum! I would very much appreciate whatever advice you could offer. I am 55 years old, pretty healthy and active (thank goodness), generally liv… Read more.

bwatson on GERD,HIATAL HERNIA,please HELP!

Digestive Wellness Community

09.29.14

Dear Pasiflora, I'm so sad to hear that some of your issues are back. If I remember correctly, you were having a difficult time getting some of the correct products. Please contact Jemma for another copy of the Heartburn Recovery Protocol to make sur… Read more.

bwatson on C Diff

Digestive Wellness Community

09.29.14

Yes, please stay in touch jgirl. Read more.

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