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How to Combat Mold in Your Food

From Body-Bio:”When mold and its mycotoxins make their way into our food, the best we can do is build up our immune system. One way to keep potential damage from mycotoxin exposure at bay is by incorporating a butyrate supplement, such as BodyBio Sodium Butyrate {or Cal-Mag Butyrate}, into your routine. This short-chain fatty acid is produced by the bacterial fermentation (Bacillus subtillus) of resistant starch,...

Total Gut Restoration

Recondition – Reinforce – Rebuild A New Protocol From Researchers of MegaSporeBiotic An exciting tool for restoring gut health is the Total Gut Restoration program from Microbiome Labs. Read on to learn about these supplements that work to support a healthy gut, including microbial ecology, gut barrier and regulatory immune function. (A healthy gut is the necessary foundation for a healthy immune system.)...

Microbiome + Metabolic Reprogramming

Why do some of your friends or family members seem to eat virtually anything and not gain weight? Why do others eat more healthfully and struggle with unwanted weight gain? This paper from Microbiome Labs, reveals recent scientific discoveries to shed some new light on this matter!  First of all….the Myth.  We typically credit being lean to an individual just being lucky to be born with a high metabolism. But...

New: International Shipping of Umbrellux DAO!

I get emails from people in Canada, England, Australia, countries in Central and South America and even Singapore. The Internet has no boundaries, but there are limitations on being able to ship nutrition supplements to other countries. Each country has their own customs regulations. That’s why I’m so excited that I am now able to ship the histamine degrading enzyme supplement, Umbrellux DAO, internationally. DAO...

Serum DAO May Help Diagnose Histamine Intolerance

Histamine intolerance may develop when the body doesn’t have the capacity to fully metabolize and degrade histamine. Whether it’s from the histamines found in or triggered by food or medications, or from other environmental factors, this imbalance overwhelms the body. The main enzyme that metabolizes ingested histamine is produced by the body, though often not in adequate amounts, is diamine oxidase. It is...

Biochemistry: Why DAO Can Help Histamine Intoleran...

  Look at the histamine pathways and you’ll see why the supplement DAO (diamine-oxidase) helps many people with their symptoms of histamine intolerance! The image shows the biochemistry of how histamine gets degraded in the body. The breakdown of histamine is through two pathways: via the enzyme DAO in the gut, or via the enzyme HNMT in the rest of the body. Some people just don’t make enough of their own...

Foundational Supplements to Restore Gut Health

Hippocrates was right….”All Disease Begins in the Gut.” Modern scientific researchers are figuring out just why that’s so. As an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I’d like to share with you a few of my favorite supplements for gut health. MegaSporeBiotic probiotic and Cal-Mag Butyrate — foundational products in helping to restore gut health. Umbrellux-DAO...

Scientists: Vitamin B12 Shapes Microbial Communiti...

Of course we are not microbes, but your intestinal tract is the host to about 100 TRILLION bacteria, about three pounds worth. These microbes make up a complex ecological system, that when in balance, provides us with protection from the “outside” elements. So, when I read this article about how Vitamin B12 helps shape microbial communities, I was intrigued. “Vitamin B12 has an importance to microbial...

Yes! Histamine DAO Supplement is Here

Good News! DAO is Again Available to Help Histamine Intolerance Symptoms For the past few months, DAO, the enzyme that clears histamine in the digestive track (and without adequate amounts of it may cause uncomfortable symptoms), could not be found in the US. The shortage really affected the quality of life for people who don’t make enough of their own DAO. Many were so grateful to finally experience the...

Do You Have a Histamine Intolerance? Nutrition Can...

Histamines, a natural part of your immune system, help rid substances that your body perceives as foreign. However, if you are a person with food sensitivities you may have an overactive histamine response (overactive defense system), also called histamine intolerance or HIT. You might get annoying reactions like stuffy nose, red eyes, itchy skin or hives. Or, your body might respond with more serious stomach pain, diarrhea,...

Comparing Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes – critical components of our digestive systems Digestive Enzymes are enzymes that assist with chemically breaking down food into forms that our bodies can use. Our bodies have to break food down into smaller components or we won’t be able to absorb the nourishment from food. FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Chewing your food well (mechanically breaking down food) really helps digestive enzymes do their jobs!...

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes

Did You Know That Your Gut Microbes Affect Your Susceptibility? If researchers from Israel are correct, artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose and saccharine may raise blood sugar levels. But not in everyone! Why are some people vulnerable and not others? Published in Nature, their study indicated that it’s the difference in individuals’ gut microbes which may provide the explanation. Depending on the...