Lectin vs. Leptin: What Makes Them Different?

Lectin vs. Leptin: What Makes Them Different?

With just a one-letter difference, it’s easy to mix up leptin and lectin, but these two compounds are far different, possessing vastly different functions and effects within the human body. Learn more about lectin and leptin and why it’s important to understand their differences below. What is Lectin? Lectin is a type of protein that…

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Is Leaky Gut Contributing to Your Food Allergies?

Is Leaky Gut Contributing to Your Food Allergies?

Food allergies reportedly affect over 50 million Americans, resulting in a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild digestive distress to severe anaphylaxis. While genetics may be the main contributor to food allergies, researchers still are not sure what specifically causes certain people to be more sensitive to foods than others. Early research suggests that…

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How to Improve the Health of Your Gut Microbiome

How to Improve the Health of Your Gut Microbiome

Your digestive system is home to a diverse array of bacteria. Some of these bacteria are good, some are bad, and some have no real effect at all. However, the gentle balance of these bacteria is necessary to the ecosystem in your gut known as the microbiome, and a healthy gut microbiome contributes a variety…

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Anti-Aging Skin Care Benefits of Colostrum

Anti-Aging Skin Care Benefits of Colostrum

Many costly and time-intensive skin care remedies that claim to slow down the signs of aging are available to consumers. Now, bovine colostrum supplementation may help individuals reduce the need for these skin care remedies or compliment the ones they’re already using. Bovine colostrum contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin K2, vitamin D, vitamin C, silica, probiotics,…

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Testing for Leaky Gut

Testing for Leaky Gut

Leaky gut, also referred to as intestinal hyperpermeability, is a primary cause of many health concerns. Those who understand the implications of leaky gut and pursue diagnostic testing for it can properly identify and address this growing health problem. Testing for Leaky Gut was last modified: July 6th, 2021 by Guy Turck

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Everything you need to know about Bovine Colostrum

Everything you need to know about Bovine Colostrum

What is Bovine Colostrum? If you’re not sure what bovine colostrum is, you’re certainly not alone. Colostrum is the “first food” for all newborn mammals and it’s vital to their survival. Human mothers also produce colostrum for their newborns a few days before true breast milk appears. Bovine colostrum is a nutrient-dense substance that comes…

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6 Ways to Optimize Your Immune System

6 Ways to Optimize Your Immune System

Your immune system consists of several different organs and structures within the body, all designed to protect you.  When it works properly, the immune system can adequately discern between your own healthy tissue and any negative elements. Important components of your immune system include the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and white blood cells (both…

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12 Ways to Improve Your Digestive Health

12 Ways to Improve Your Digestive Health

Maintaining optimal digestive health is important to the body’s overall well-being. About 70% of the immune system is located in the digestive tract. The following 12 ways to improve your digestive health can be found below: 1. Use Probiotics to Improve Digestive Health Probiotics refer to “good” bacteria that are beneficial to the health of…

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Probiotics: What You Need to Know

Probiotics: What You Need to Know

Probiotics support good digestive health. As such, probiotic supplements are popular choices for individuals who have  gastrointestinal (GI) concerns and want to keep the gut (and immune system) as healthy as possible. What Are Probiotics? Probiotics (as dietary supplements) are live bacteria that are added to the existing bacteria which inhabits the human body (the…

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