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Healing the Gut by Removing Offending Foods

Posted on 12/26/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: detoxification, gut flora, immune system, inflammation, leaky gut, probiotics
Food is more than a calorie. Fundamentally, it is the fuel of life that signals your body to create good or bad hormones, energy versus fatigue, positive moods versus negative moods, and repair versus inflammation and destruction...

The Importance of a Healthy Gut

Posted on 12/11/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: gastrointestinal, inflammation, leaky gut, probiotics

Life begins completely sterile, but at the moment of vaginal birth, we get inoculated with billions of beneficial bacteria.  These bacteria are the beginnings of what make up our “microbiome,” which is comprised of over 100 trillion beneficial bacteria with 1,000 different strains in our bodies...

Holiday Stress: How to Process It and Thrive

Posted on 12/4/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: stress
With the holidays here, this is a time of the year to be fully enjoyed. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t and that really is a shame. We need to get smart on how we get through this time period and actually thrive! To do that, we have to manage what I call your “energy pie"...

The New Push for Statins: A Push for More Disease?

Posted on 11/26/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: cholesterol, heart disease, inflammation
In the past few weeks, the new cholesterol treatment guidelines were published, which focus more broadly on risk and prevention of strokes and heart attacks, moving away from specific targets for cholesterol. Unfortunately, the huge push for statin use nationwide is at the expense of the nation’s health...

Methylation: A Critical Component of Genetic Expression

Posted on 11/19/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: cancer, detoxification, hormones, inflammation, methylation, neurological health, toxicity
Methylation is a process with critical elements for brain, hormone, and genetic expression. In fact, it may be behind cancer prevention or formation...

The Flu Shot: More Harm than Good?

Posted on 11/7/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: flu, immune system, kid's health
This past week, I saw an ad for the flu shot on the side of a bus. This public health advertisement is exactly what prompted me to write this post. In just twenty years’ time, the number of flu vaccines available annually has risen from 32 million to 135 million doses (Doshi, 2013)...

Health Biomarkers Series: The Most Powerful Way to Improve Them All

Posted on 10/31/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: exercise, Health biomarker, heart disease
In the past nine weeks, I’ve written about important health biomarkers, ranging from basal metabolic rate to blood pressure.  While I’ve mentioned several specific ways to improve each in my posts, there is one extremely effective way to affect all of these: Increase your muscle mass...

Health Biomarkers Series: Blood Pressure

Posted on 10/17/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: Blood pressure, Health biomarker, heart disease, inflammation, stress
As one of the more common and inexpensive health measurements at the doctor’s office, blood pressure does not get the attention it deserves. In fact, this simple measurement can be an indicator of several other health conditions...

Health Biomarkers Series: Insulin

Posted on 10/10/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boer
Categories: blood sugar, Health biomarker, hormones, inflammation

With the emerging global epidemic of diabetes, you may have heard of the important role of insulin and blood sugar management. Indeed, insulin, a HORMONE, interacts with all other hormones...

Health Biomarkers Series: Complete Digestive Stool Analysis

Posted on 10/3/2013 by Dr. Adrian den Boe
Categories: gut flora, Health biomarker, immune system
As a favored test amongst functional medicine doctors, the Complete Digestive Stool Analysis (CDSA) accurately tests all aspects of gut function. Although this test examines the patient’s stool, it provides a much broader picture of health...