Gut Health, Part 1
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Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It by Dr. Josh Axe
From functional medicine expert and wellness authority Dr. Josh Axe, a groundbreaking guide to diagnosing and treating an often-discussed yet little-understood condition called leaky gut.
Candida Spit Test
Candida is a type of fungus that is present all over the body, but especially in the digestive tract. In normal amounts, it is a good thing. But Candida overgrowth can cause symptoms like digestive issues, mood swings, anxiety, depression, irritability, difficulty concentrating, poor memory, lack of focus, and brain fog. The at home candida spit test (as described in the video), is a popular way to test for candida overgrowth, but like most home tests, it is not fool proof. There are other, more reliable tests that can be run, but why not start with FREE?!? If you discover that your free at home test is positive, it is worth further investigation and some possible lifestyle/dietary changes.
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PODCAST: Episode #9, The Gut-Brain Axis
In this episode Dr. Chris Kresser discusses the gut-brain axis: the relationship between the gut microbiome, digestive health, and cognitive function, memory, depression, anxiety and other mental and behavioral health issues. This should 'wet the palate' for our upcoming topic on hormones...which will include neurotransmitters and brain health.
Vibrant Gut Zoomer A one time stool test that gives you the most comprehensive analysis available of your intestinal microbiome ecosystem. This test examines the complex and intricate relative abundance of each species or genus measured, in relation to the rest of the ecosystem, to provide a unique perspective on the gut microbiome and its connection to disease and inflammation. It also provides patients with an actionable report that includes dietary recommendations and other natural supplementation like prebiotics, probiotics, and polyphenols.
BLOG POST: Top 15 Fermented Foods & Their Benefits by Dr. Josh Axe
Fermented foods are incredibly good for your over-all health, but especially for digestion. We will spend an entire month on gut health, which will address much on fermentation, but for now, learn more about the importance of these foods here!
Workshop Re-Cap Audio File
The "cliff-note" audio file of the weeks workshop will be posted 48 hours after the workshop. It is in no way intended to replace class attendance, but we all know that things come up and making it to 100% of the workshops may not be possible. In that case, please review the audio file to get caught up on the currently happenings in the program. If you still have questions, or would like more personalization on this module topic, please schedule a consultation HERE.