The Leaky Gut and Hashimoto’s Connection

Most bacteria in foods that slips through is a big stressor that can wind up the immune system and start attacking the thyroid gland. If one wants to get to the root cause and get the immune system boosted, start where it is mostly found, at the gut. Today’s talk focuses on the root causes of leaky gut and its connection to Hashimoto’s. Listen as Dr. Justin Marchegiani explains the underlying mechanisms, how most thyroid issues and the underlying root […]

Nutrition Basics: Macronutrients and Micronutrients

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani In today’s Nutrition 101, discover what micronutrients and macronutrients are, and learn how to customize your diet to suit your individual needs and goals. The basic template for a healthy diet is exemplified by the paleo diet: high in fresh vegetables, healthy fats, and high-quality meats. In the paleosphere, or in any diet, you can go high-carb/low-carb, high-fat/low-fat, high-protein/low-protein. These are “macronutrients,” and your ratios will vary depending on your body and your goals. What we […]

3 Symptoms of Candida & 3 Ways to Treat it

  The opportunistic yeast Candida Albicans can affect anybody and it comes in a variety of different forms that can be caused by several things. You may not have heard of it before, but it’s something that a lot of people are suffering with and don’t even realize it. Most commonly, it grows in your gut. A lot of the symptoms tend to be things that are also caused by certain lifestyle choices and by other, more benign illnesses and […]

Dirty Cure for Depression (No Really, It’s Dirt!)

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani Rates of depression have been skyrocketing. Teen depression rates leaped by more than 60% over the course of only three years. As a society, our mental and physical health is seriously declining. While feeling unhappiness, dissatisfaction or loneliness every so often is completely normal; prolonged periods of these negative feelings takes a real toll on our lives. Question: When was the last time you got dirty? No, really, when did you last go outside and bury […]

Healing Properties of Reishi, Maitake, and Turkey Tail

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani When you think of mushrooms, you might think of something you eat. Perhaps you think back to childhood, being told not to touch mushrooms growing outside, as they might be poisonous. You might even think of mushrooms as a drug. Mushrooms can be any and all of these things, but the most fulfilling role of a mushroom might just be the function that it serves as medicine! History of Mycology Medicinal mushrooms have been used for […]

Is Blue Light Hurting Your Sleep?

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and fluorescent bulbs are the most commonly used sources of illumination. These bulbs are regarded as brighter and more energy-efficient than other bulbs. LED bulbs are not only the common lighting in homes, offices, and stores—they’re also used in electronic displays, like your smartphone’s screen. While LEDs and fluorescent bulbs are a convenient choice, they aren’t a healthy one. Let’s dive into the reasons you might want to steer clear of these types […]

The Carnivore Diet: Eating ONLY Meat

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani The Carnivore Diet has recently gained a lot of popularity. In essence, the diet is very simple: just eat meat. The concept of eating only meat can be hard to wrap your head around- it goes against everything we’ve been told: fresh fruits and vegetables are important for well-being, meat causes heart disease, without fresh produce you can get scurvy, etc. Today we’re going to review the Carnivore Diet and debate some of the most common […]

Understanding the Benefits of Adaptogenic Herbs for Your Adrenal Health

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani Stress is at the root of many modern illnesses. Though some stress is necessary for keeping your immune system agile and for helping you stay alive in dangerous situations, prolonged and persistent stress can contribute to anxiety, insomnia, heart disease, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue and many autoimmune conditions. Unfortunately, most of us are exposed to chronic and persistent stressors, such as long hours at work, traffic, and worrying about finances. While some stress is normal, its […]

Herbs to Support Digestion

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani Digestive issues are so common that many people don’t know that the way they are feeling isn’t normal. Time and time again, patients will come back to tell me that they can’t believe they aren’t bloated and gassy every time they eat! Bloating, gas, abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and constipation all indicate your digestive system is not working properly. We all would benefit from replacing processed foods, refined sugar, and gluten with organic, whole, fresh meat […]

The Harmful Effects of H. Pylori

How Functional Medicine and the Paleo Diet Can Address H. Pylori A majority of world’s population have H. Pylori bacteria living in their stomach. This damaging bacterium has been revealed to be the main source of fatigue and other common health complaints. H. Pylori invades and damages the stomach’s protective mucus layer, thereby leaving your stomach susceptible to ulcers. The Harmful Effects of H. Pylori H. Pylori is commonly transferred by sharing food and drinks with other people, and multiplies […]

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