How Toxic Metals are Transported into the Body?

The Body Needs Iron The human body needs iron for oxygen transport. That oxygen is required for the production and survival of all cells in our bodies. So human bodies tightly regulate iron absorption and recycling. Iron is such an essential element of human life, in fact, that humans use divalent metal transporters (DMT1, NRAMP2,…

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Probiotic Paradox: Maintaining the Disease Process

The Probiotic Paradox is that both live and dead bacteria in probiotic products can generate biological responses. The use of probiotics in an unhealthy gut can result in immune dysregulation, bacterial translocation into the lymph and blood and increased inflammation. The Probiotic Paradox is that the action of probiotics are dependent upon the health of the gastrointestinal tract, immune…

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Analyzing SIBO Breath Test Results

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) occurs in several diseases of the small bowel. SIBO syndrome is associated with chronic diarrhea and malabsorption of nutrients. Further, various specific diseases causing malabsorption are often associated with secondary overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. However, the overgrowth is secondary to the primary cause. In health, normal small intestinal…

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Food Sensitivities – Mediator Release Test

Do you suspect you are suffering from food sensitivities? Does it occur during inopportune moments? Have your tried eliminating foods from your diet only to find more and more foods causing problems for you? Does this make shopping impossible? Do you find yourself obsessed with finding someone on the Internet with similar symptoms to you?…

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Is a Headache in the Back of the Head, A Cause for Concern?

Is A Headache In The Back Of The Head A Cause For Concern? The answer is Yes. It indicative of distressed, dysfunctional organs that may be contributing to or causing your health condition. A headache in the back of the head is fairly common. Most of the time we experience headaches in the area of…

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A Functional Perspective on Bone Broth and Autoimmunity

Bone broth concentrates the pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and bone marrow stimulators. These pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines and bone marrow stimulators are specific to Th1 and Th17, both of which promote autoimmunity. Everyday our bodies make millions of new blood cell to replace older ones that die, either because they have come to the end of their natural…

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Ileocecal Valve

Ileocecal Valve [1] The ileocecal valve is the guard between what is essential to metabolism and that, which no longer has a metabolic purpose.  The ileocecal valve permits the ingested waste from intestines to enter the colon and prevent the colon waste from re-entering the intestines.  The effects of ileocecal incompetency are so far-reaching that a…

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Analysis of the Gastrointestinal Function Assessment Form

This is a preview video of a course unit that will assist you in analyzing the Gastrointestinal Function Assessment Form. There are several areas not commonly found in patient assessment forms. Questions regarding surgical procedures are typically thought in a historical context. This questionnaire is focused not only on the historical context but also for the…

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Gastrointestinal Function Assessment Form

This video will assist you in analyzing the Gastrointestinal Function Assessment Form. There are several areas not commonly found in patient assessment forms. Questions regarding surgical procedures are typically thought in a historical context. This questionnaire is focused not only on the historical context but also for the formation of adhesions that occur in 93% of…

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What is Quorum Sensing

What is Quorum sensing (QS) and how do bacteria talk to each other? The discovery that bacteria are able to communicate with each other changed our general perception of many single, simple organisms inhabiting our world. Instead of language, bacteria use signalling molecules which are released into the gastrointestinal environment. As well as releasing the…

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