Akkermansia: a next-generation probiotic

How To Increase Akkermansia

Many of us are now familiar with the terms lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. These are often included in probiotic supplements, and found in fermented foods such as kefir, now widely available in many supermarkets and health food stores. But are you familiar with the bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila (bare with me!)? What Is Akkermansia muciniphila? Akkermansia muciniphila has

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What Is Narrative Medicine?

The 7 C's In Narrative Medicine

What Is Narrative Medicine Narrative medicine is “a fundamental tool to acquire, comprehend, and integrate the different points of view of all the participants having a role in the illness experience.” Narrative medicine is one of the most important concepts I have come across in my learning. After all, it is through stories that we

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Magnesium: Everything You Need To Know

signs of magnesium deficiency

With magnesium often claimed to be one of the most common nutrient deficiencies, and with so many clients asking about the nutrient I thought I would start creating a ‘master document’ on this amazing nutrient. What Is Magnesium? Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation, after potassium, and is the fourth most abundant cation

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Researched Supplements For Fibromyalgia

Supplements For Fibromyalgia

Welcome to my blog post ‘The Most Researched Supplements For Fibromyalgia ‘. You may like to check out my other blog: Fibromyalgia: A Functional Medicine Approach Fibromyalgia: What’s The Best Diet And Can It Be Reversed? Muscle pain has been associated with deficiencies in amino acids, magnesium, selenium, vitamins B and D, as well as

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Fibromyalgia – A Functional Medicine Approach

Functional Medicine Fibromyalgia

  Although chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has been defined as a separate syndrome to fibromyalgia (FM), up to 70% of patients with fibromyalgia are also diagnosed with CFS and 35-70% of patients with CFS have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Thus studies of patients with CFS may have clinical relevance to fibromyalgia. What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia

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What Causes Brain Fog?

What Causes Brain Fog

What Causes Brain Fog? Brain inflammation. Chronic stress. Thyroid issues. Dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Blood sugar dysregulation.  Gut inflammation. Food sensitivities. Sex hormone issues.  Sleep issues.   Head Trauma.  What Is Brain Fog? Brain fog isn’t actually a medical condition in its own right, and there are no diagnostic criteria. It is similar to conditions such

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Faecalibacterium prausnitzii: Understand This Keystone Bacteria

Ankylosing Spondylitis

There is an increasing interest in Faecalibacterium prausnitzii given its potentially important role in promoting gut health. Interestingly, it may be a useful biomarker to help in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease discrimination (both inflammatory bowel diseases). There are large population of Faecalibacterium prausnitzii bacteria in the normal human body, occupying 6–8%, even 20% among all kinds of

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