Blog 2018-02-24T19:47:58+00:00

Bile Microbiome Connection

Bile-Microbiome Connection Bile increases survival rates of good bacteria in your colon while suppressing the bad bacteria Pathogenic bacteria convert bile acids into toxic compound lithocholate, which interferes with your liver’s ability to convert cholesterol into bile acids, driving up cholesterol Probiotics increases bile [...]

Five Causes of Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom that we see in our clinic. Chronic stress leads to dysregulation of the body’s stress systems, specifically the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and this is a common cause of fatigue. Poor Nutrition or Digestion. [...]

FIVE Connections Between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function

FIVE Connections between Bile Flow and Thyroid Function If not absorbing fats, you can’t make thyroid hormones Finland study: hypothyroidism 7x more likely in people with decreased bile flow Bile triggers release of the enzyme that converts T4 to T3 Gut bacteria plays a [...]

What are fat soluble toxins?

Liver and Gallbladder process the fat-soluble toxins. These toxins are lipophilic (they bind easily with fat), they bio-accumulate and move up the food chain. Examples of fat-soluble toxins: Organochlorine pesticides (food) Parabens (personal care products, cleaners) Phthalates such as Bisphenol A (BPA)(plastics) Perchloroethylene (dry [...]

Are all Gluten-Free products healthy?

It is great that there are so many gluten-free products in the stores these days and so many gluten-free options that actually taste quite good BUT just because the label says “gluten-free” does not mean that it is healthy.  A lot of gluten-free products are still quite processed with low [...]

Why are fat-soluble vitamins important?

Vitamin A has multiple functions: it is important for growth and development, for the maintenance of the immune system and good vision. Vitamin D – bone health, immune function, main building block of your hormones, increases the biodiversity of the microbiome Vitamin E – nerves, cell [...]