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Coronavirus Infection and Gastrointestinal Tract

The coronavirus and COVID-19 weighs upon all of our minds. What concerns us most about getting COVID-19 is developing life threatening complications — like pneumonia and extreme difficulty breathing. But what does gut health have to do with COVID-19 and the respiratory complications? According to this recent editorial,”2019 Novel coronavirus infection and gastrointestinal tract,” in Journal of Digestive...

Coronavirus – Can Nutrition Help Protect You...

Good hygiene and hand scrubbing with soap is the commonsense first line of defense against coronavirus (COVID-19 infection). But, nutritionally speaking, is there anything you can do to protect yourself against coronavirus? In my view, for coronavirus as well as for other infections, using nutrition and healthy lifestyle are the best ways to support your immune system and build up your resistance. In response to many...

MyCommunity Mushrooms Are Back in Stock!

With all the concern about supporting the immune system during these COVID-19 (coronavirus infection) days, there has been a spiked interest in MyCommunity medicinal mushrooms from Host Defense. The popularity of MyCommunity as a strategy for defense against COVID-19 has led to a backorder situation which is now resolved. I have started to receive shipments of my wholesale orders for MyCommunity. I am gettin them to clients...

Diabetes + the Microbiota

Did you know that researchers believe that an imbalance of the gut microbiome is the underlying root cause for the onset of diabetes? Here’s a simplified explanation of how diabetes can develop: Chronic inflammation in the gut from microbial dysbiosis and lack of microbial diversity leads to damage to the gut mucosal barrier. Eventually this inflammation leads to gaps in the intestinal lining, known as leaky gut....

Functional Nutritionist Addresses The Body’s...

It’s often difficult for patients to fully grasp how my work as a Functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist differs from more traditional Registered Dietitian Nutritionists! So I asked my daughter Jessica to design an original an image for me that I could use to communicate how I use functional nutrition to address each person’s underlying root causes (as opposed to masking or managing their symptoms). She...

Robert Rountree, MD on Immune Modulators

In this brief video Dr Rountree describes his 4 favorite nutrition supplements for immune modulation: NAC – N-acetylcysteine – which activates immune cells as well as regulates the immune system so that it’s less likely to contribute to an auto-immune process. NAC is a procursor to glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant. Probiotic – to help suppress unhealthy bacteria and promote growth of...

Today’s Dietitian: Janet Zarowitz on ‘...

“Integrative Nutrition: Mushrooms as Medicine”Today’s Dietitian, March 2020 issue, by Jamie Santa Cruz I was excited to be interviewed for Today’s Dietitian magazine how I use clinically studied medicinal mushrooms in my nutrition practice. Mushrooms have unique properties that support the immune system. In my practice I use Turkey Tail mushroom supplements with clients who have a strong family history of...

March is National Nutrition Month

March is a great time to refocus on good nutrition. Spring is a time of refresh and rejuvenation. March marks the end of winter when crocuses emerge and tree buds appear. The days are longer and the extra sunshine is invigorating. It’s an energizing time. We look forward to getting outdoors, taking walks and exercising more. Many start to think about taking better care of themselves. Nutrition one of the most important...