Tagged: gastrointestinal issues

Fiber: The Unsung Hero of our Diets!

Let’s give a shout-out to fiber, the unsung hero of our diets!

Here are some ways it helps your body thrive:

  • Fiber keeps your digestive system in check, preventing constipation and promoting regularity. Say goodbye to tummy troubles!
  • Fiber helps control appetite and can aid in maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Fiber slows down the absorption of sugar, helping to keep blood sugar levels steady. It’s a crucial ally in managing diabetes.
  • Fiber is like a heart’s best friend. It can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Your gut loves fiber! It feeds beneficial gut bacteria, promoting a healthy microbiome.
  • Fiber may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and other digestive disorders. Your colon says thanks!
  • It aids in toxin removal by keeping things moving smoothly through your digestive tract.

Remember to include plenty of fiber-rich foods in your diet like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. Get in touch with our team for a comprehensive nutrition plan that ensures your gut is happy and healthy.

Is Autoimmunity Causing Your Strange and Chronic Symptoms?

Autoimmune diseases are one of the most common illnesses today – and you might not even know you have one!

Autoimmunity is when your immune system starts attacking your own tissue, and it can happen anywhere in the body. Typically, it comes along with symptoms like inflammation, but sometimes it can be “silent” and not have any outward symptoms at all. Autoimmune disease is more common than cancer and heart disease combined, and that’s just the diagnosed cases. Many, if not most, cases of autoimmunity are happening without a diagnosis. This is because conventional medicine often does not screen for autoimmunity until symptoms are advanced and severe.

People can also have symptoms that suggest many types of autoimmunity. Although symptoms vary depending on which tissue is being attacked, many autoimmune sufferers experience:

  • chronic fatigue
  • chronic pain
  • declining brain function
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • hair loss
  • weight gain or weight loss
  • brain fog
  • and more!

Fortunately, functional medicine offers lab testing that can screen for autoimmunity against a number of different tissues. We also use strategies such as an anti-inflammatory diet, blood sugar stabilizing, gut healing, addressing toxins, and lifestyle habits that minimize stress and inflammation.

Ask our office if autoimmunity may be causing your strange and chronic symptoms – we can help!

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