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Digestive Health

Is post-pandemic stress affecting your digestion?

COVID-19 Impact Stress can be lifesaving but when it becomes chronic, it has all sorts of negative impacts both on our physical and mental health. During this period and even now as we are trying to get back to a more normal life, many factors such as social Isolation, financial losses, concerns for loved ones and fear of contracting the virus are all adding up and taking their toll on our stress load. This emotional stress is affecting our overall health. The gut-brain axis Our whole digestive system – including our gut – is a lot more in sync with

Are you stressing out your digestive system?

By Dr. Sarah Zadek ND The importance of the digestive tract, also called the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), is often underestimated. Its purpose may seem to only digest food, absorb nutrients and then excrete waste; however, the world inside the GIT is actually an entire ecosystem, and one that constantly influences our health. The bacterial colonies within this system uses the food we send down, producing nutrients and neurotransmitters, sending signals, influencing the inflammatory response and the immune system, and interacting with the nervous system. There are literally trillions of living microorganisms inside the gut with the power of suggestion over

Pre, Pro, And Post- Biotics: strategies for management of Gastrointestinal Discomfort

Dr Traj Nibber and Dr Anjan Nibber Our gut contains billions of live bacteria, belonging to over a 1000 different species. In fact, the bacteria in our gut are thought to outnumber the number of cells of an adult person by 10-100 fold! These bacteria, or microbiota, play a crucial role in maintaining the delicate balance in the gut or homeostasis, including the metabolism of nutrients and the production of essential vitamins (K and B12). Gut microbiota can also prevent invasion of pathogenic bacteria by outcompeting them for adherence to mucosa and epithelium (the lining of the gut wall) for

AOR’s Healthy Gift Guide

Finding the perfect, unique, and appropriate gift for your loved ones can be a stressful task. Luckily, we came up some gift recommendations for you. Maybe these ideas will remind you of someone on your list. Your ex-professional golfing dad (at least he thought he was pro) is having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning with stiff joints and rickety knees. He dislikes taking medication is willing to try natural supplements. Gift recommendation: P.E.A.k Endocannabinoid Support Why: Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has widespread activity in supporting and sustaining the endocannabinoid system. PEA is scientifically shown to help reduce

What Supplements Should Men Over 30 Take?

If you’re a man over the age of 30, you’ve probably started noticing that you don’t always feel as young as you used to. There will be some days when you wake up feeling energized and others when you feel like you’re ten times older than you are. If you feel like your bones are starting to “creak,” it’s time to take some supplements that are perfect for men over 30. Bone and Joint Support It’s not your imagination. Men over 30 do experience some loss of bone and joint integrity. This can be caused by years of poor dietary

Six Natural Supplements You Should Consider to Reduce Allergy Symptoms

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies affect millions of people around the world. For many people, fall time is the most severe allergy season. For others, springtime is when the pollen becomes unbearable and creates serious allergy symptoms. Still others have a very hard time dealing with the cut grass of summer. No matter what the season, it seems that there is some allergy symptom to go along with it. Did you know that there are allergy supplements that can help to reduce or eliminate common allergy symptoms? These supplements may not work to completely eradicate the allergy, but

10 Tips for Better Digestive Health

Digestive health is the core of your overall well-being. When your digestive health is not operating at peak efficiency, all the other systems in your body can suffer, too. That’s why your diet is so important to your health. Your digestive health is directly impacted by the foods you eat and the beverages you drink. If you want to improve your digestive health, it’s imperative to consider the following 10 tips. 1. Eat Plenty of Fiber Good sources of fiber in your diet include fresh greens, unpeeled apples and beans. If you can manage to eat one apple a day

Healing ‘Leaky Gut’

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is essentially a system of muscular tubes that propel materials along its length, to enable the absorption of nutrients and the excretion of waste products in and out of the body. The wall of the GI tract is sealed by a layer of intestinal epithelial cells. As well as selectively absorbing nutrients and excreting waste products, the GI wall acts as a first line of defense by preventing potentially harmful toxins or bacteria in the gut from entering the blood. Certain conditions and treatments may damage the GI tract, resulting in loss of integrity of the

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