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The Gut-Brain Connection And Natural Immunity

The Gut-Brain Connection And Natural Immunity

Natural immunity refers to the body’s natural ability to identify harmful external pathogens like bacteria or viruses and destroy them effectively without severely damaging the surrounding tissue at the site of infection. When the immune system is balanced and firing it should be able to rapidly detect invading infectious foreign objects and create a defensive arsenal to not only remove the infection but also in most cases to maintain future immunity against it.  The inability of the immune system to react effectively can leave a person immune-compromised or on the other hand overactivity of the immune system can leave a...

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Top 10 Barriers to Better Health and Well-being

Top 10 Barriers to Better Health and Well-being

Over the last 50 years, medicine and health technologies have improved exponentially, with more therapeutic options available than ever before. Despite this, studies show that our health is not improving as a result. One analysis of lifestyle-related disease demonstrated that 30 years of medical advancements had no impact on the outcomes and well-being of patients [i]. As with patients 30 years ago, today still only 50% can reach their required health targets. Why is this? The most obvious answer is that THE DRUG IS ONLY 50% OF THE SOLUTION. The other 50% relies on the person, their education, engagement, and...

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – It’s Not All In Your Head, It’s In Your Gut

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) – It’s Not All In Your Head, It’s In Your Gut

New research has shown that the once unidentifiable chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) may now be a real and diagnosable condition stemming from gut inflammation and bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis). In a landmark study[i] researchers were able to identify biological markers in both gut bacteria and blood to diagnose CFS with 83% accuracy from a pool of people with long standing CFS and healthy control subjects. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is a debilitating condition of unknown cause in which sufferers feel extreme fatigue, muscle and/or joint pain, swollen glands, headaches, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, unrefreshing sleep and post-exertional tiredness...

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