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[MS Research] Bowel Problems in MS

  If you suffer from multiple sclerosis, you probably have bowel problems also. Constipation and fecal incontinence are the two most common bowel problems in MS. People with MS are much more likely to have gastrointestinal (GI) problems in the five years before their first MS attack. These bowel problems not only greatly impact their

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MS and fungus

The connection between MS and fungus Chronic fungal infections are present alongside many diseases, including MS. In the Live Disease Free Academy, we have been able to help hundreds of Wellness Champions recover from MS and other chronic diseases by treating infections in the body. Over 30 years of scientific research has shown that MS

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What is SIBO

SIBO, or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, happens when the bacteria that normally grows in the large intestine is present in the small intestine. This overgrowth in the small intestine causes pain and diarrhea, and can also lead to malnutrition as the bacteria feeds on the body’s nutrients. To successfully recover, it’s important to focus on

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health and wellness mentor, coach and champion ms and constipation

MS and Constipation

Constipation is a common symptom associated with MS.  Myself and many of my students suffered with constipation for years before we were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The saying that all disease begins in the gut is so true, and constipation is a warning sign that we must pay attention to and correct as soon as

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Chief Medical Officer Studying Glyphosate Put On Leave

In December of last year, CBC news reported that Dr. Elish Cleary, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of New Brunswick, Canada, was forced to go on leave in the middle of her study of glyphosate, a controversial yet commonly used herbicide that is found in Round-Up and many other weed-killers. Dr. Cleary claimed that this

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Are We Passing Down Our Damaged Microbiomes to Future Generations?

You might have heard that eating a typical western diet (one that is high in processed carbs and sugars and low in dietary fibre) is harmful to your gut microbes. In 2010, for instance, researchers demonstrated this when they compared the diets and gut microbiota of European children (EU) with those of children in Burkina Faso (BF), a

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The Importance Of The Human Microbiome

“The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome.” – Rob Knight Rob Knight is a biologist, professor and leader in the study of human microbes and their role in health and disease. His research focuses on the development

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Museum Exhibit Sheds Light On Our Mysterious Microbiomes

A decade ago, few people in the general public were aware that our bodies are host to complex microbial communities. Fewer still were aware that these microbiomes play an integral part in our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and that an imbalance in these communities often leads to disease. Over the years, research has proven time and

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Coconut Oil Helps Battle Candida Fungal Infections

Candida albicans is the most common cause of fungal infections worldwide. These fungi exist naturally on the skin and in the mucous membranes (of the mouth, gut, nasal cavities, vagina) and don’t cause much trouble if kept in proper balance with other microbes in these communities. However, after one or more courses of antibiotics, chemotherapy

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Dr. Risk Shares How She Overcame Lyme Disease

At a Lyme awareness event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on August 12, 2013, hero doctor, Dr. Rebecca Risk shared how she successfully overcame Lyme Disease using an integrative approach. In her talk below, she explains how she has found herbal preparations to be more effective than antibiotics in ridding her of her symptoms.     Dr. Risk currently has a practice in

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Gut Imbalance

It’s inspiring to see how much current scientific research focuses on the role of the gut in both health and disease. Researchers are continuously shedding light on just how important those little gut microbes are in promoting and maintaining health and how gut imbalances are closely linked to many chronic illnesses. For some time now, researchers have been especially interested

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Juvenile Arthritis Linked to Early Antibiotic Use

As scientists explore the incredibly complex world of the gut’s microbiome,they are continually discovering just how detrimental antibiotics are to this delicate yet vital system. Our children are particularly at risk at a time when their little bodies are working hard to build up their immune systems and foster gut health. One or more rounds of antibiotics

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Delicious and Fresh Summer Salad Recipe

Beautiful, beautiful summer! I’m so very happy that it’s here! To me, there is no better way to start the day then by waking up to brilliant sunshine and a pristine blue sky. Now that the summer’s heat is upon us, I, like many others, find myself looking for lighter meal ideas- ones that are fresh, healthy

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Chronic Pain Linked to Brain Inflammation

Chronic pain is an unrelenting struggle. Only those who suffer from it can fully understand it’s toll.  So many diseases come with nagging to crippling chronic pain that can completely hijack one’s life. Many people feel forced to rely on strong pain killers- some can’t seem to make it through the day without them. But what is at the heart of this pain? Exciting new

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Do Your Probiotics Contain Gluten?

Surprisingly, there’s a pretty good chance that they do! Medical News Today recently released a report on how Dr. Samantha Nazareth, a gastroenterologist at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York, NY, and her colleagues presented this unsettling claim at the Digestive Disease Week 2015 meeting in Washington, DC in May of this year. Prompted

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Westernization is Killing Our Gut Microbes

Gut flora, biodiversity, microbiome, probiotics- these words are used so frequently today that they are at risk of one day becoming little more than trendy health topics. To stay on the path to vibrant health, though, it is so important that we don’t fall into that trap. Antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals, pesticides, radiation and an unhealthy

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