Fermented Foods

By Dr. Tracy Gilbert, ND Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

There has been a lot of exciting research in recent years about the extraordinary health benefits of probiotics (i.e., healthy bacteria) and the important role that our gut bacteria play in disease prevention.  The range of conditions that have been linked to an imbalance in gut bacteria is staggering – examples include autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), ADHD, autism, anxiety, Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, eczema, acne, diabetes, digestive conditions, and much more.  The important lesson in all of this research is that healthy bacteria or probiotics are critical for achieving and maintaining good health.  They have been shown to act as anticarcinogens, boost immune function, restore critical gut bacteria, and help prevent illnesses. Continue reading

Green Tea … A Cup a Day to Keep the Doctor Away

by Dr. Tracy Gilbert, ND Naturopathic Doctor

Green tea is a powerful plant that has countless benefits ranging from cancer prevention to lowering cholesterol levels.  Thousands of scientific studies have been conducted to confirm what Asian cultures have been saying for centuries: green tea has tremendous health-promoting properties and healing powers.

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What Might Your Gut Be Telling You?

by Dr. Sylvia Marasco, ND
Naturopathic Doctor

The idea of supplementing “good” bacteria with a probiotic has become a familiar one with most individuals.  Many tend to understand the concept of replenishing the “ecosystem” of bacteria in the digestive tract, perhaps after antibiotic use, or with uncomfortable digestive symptoms.  Many people may not realize, however, the importance of probiotics for other illnesses including allergies, asthma, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression and many more. Continue reading