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MOLD – BEYOND THE SURFACE

It's important to be aware that exposure to mold can cause significant health problems both acute and long-term. Growing right along with mold are what's called 'gram negative' and 'gram positive' bacteria. Just like mold, they require moisture and organic material to thrive, and the synergistic action between mold and bacteria further increase and worsen inflammatory health conditions. Positive And Negative Gram Bacteria The positive gram bacteria consist of: bacilli, cocci, streptomyces, and actinomycetes. The actinomycetes contain different groups of bacteria, including mycobacterium tuberculosis, which can cause very serious lung infection. Negative gram bacteria are also extremely harmful. When they die, they release their cell walls known as endotoxins. These endotoxins are highly inflammatory and can severely aggravate asthma and...

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HOW BAD IS CANDIDA REALLY?

An overgrowth of Candida albicans, a type of yeast, can cause a variety of chronic health problems in men and women, not the least of which are yeast infections. Candida albicans exists on the skin, in the digestive tract and in the vagina. Good bacteria in the intestines should keep the yeast under control and in a healthy balance. However, if the balance is disrupted due to antibiotics, birth control pills or eating too much sugar and grains Candida cells rapidly develop and overpower the good bacteria. Candida Overwhelm When the body has too much yeast the lining of the intestines weakens allowing allergens and toxins into the bloodstream. This can manifest into sugar and carbohydrate cravings to feed the...

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IS SUGAR AN IMMUNE SUPPRESSANT?

These are the charges laid against sugar that suggest it does indeed suppress the immune system: It damages the germ-killing ability of white blood cells for up to five hours after ingestion It compromises the production of antibodies, proteins that combine with and inactivate foreign invaders in the body It obstructs with the transport of vitamin C, one of the most important nutrients for all facets of immune function It causes mineral imbalances and sometimes allergic reactions, both of which weaken the immune system It neutralizes the action of essential fatty acids, making cells more permeable to invasion by allergens and microorganisms Sugar Demystified Glucose The simple sugar, glucose, is the energy of life. It is a simple monosaccharide found...

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MANAGING STRESS THROUGH EXCERISE AND NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS

Sometimes you may feel like you can’t control stress in your life. Bills begin to pile up, work and family responsibilities take a demanding toll on your mental well being and sometimes you may feel like there is just not enough hours in the day to complete your tasks that need to be addressed. However, there is a solution! How? Taking charge of your stress through stress management and natural supplements. By managing your emotions, lifestyle, thoughts and executing different methods of problem solving can significantly reduce your stress level and help regain control of stressful situations in your life.     Causes of Stress Everyone has different triggers that stress them out. Work stress and life stress can have...

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WHAT CAUSES INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The cause of IBD is thought to be impairment in the way your immune system handles intestinal bacteria. This improper immune system response leads to an inflammatory condition that can result in an autoimmune disorder. If you have an autoimmune disorder it means your immune system is attacking and destroying healthy body tissue. Symptoms of IBD Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases and are characterized by symptoms such as:  Abdominal cramps and severe pain Frequent diarrhea Rectal bleeding Weight loss and fatigue Nausea and fever  Other symptoms might include disorders of your eyes, liver, gallbladder, muscles and joints,...

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