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Joints inflamedHow the essential mineral boron, cartilage-derived proteoglycans, and a bioavailable form of curcumin may be your best allies for keeping joints healthy as you age by Dr Carrie Decker ND

Gravity. From our first days on this earth, we are combating its effects. Falls and tumbles in our youth all too fast progress to sagging skin, joints that hurt when we exercise, and our dwindling height. Our capacity for growth and the regenerative nature of our cells and tissues becomes progressively less with age, particularly in tissues such as our skin and those that form our joints. With this we see the joint changes associated with osteoarthritis and a loss of skin elasticity and wound-healing capacity.[i],[ii],[iii],[iv]  

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A paper published in the British Medical Journal which explored the possible impact of gluten consumption by mothers on the risk of their children developing Type 1 Diabetes has highlighted a potential nutritional relationship.[1] The researchers from Denmark found that children of women with the highest gluten intake, of 20g or more a day, were

IJCM2016070510165294Fibromyalgia is a condition of complex aetiology and up to 2% of the population with a higher frequency in females are currently diagnosed.

The symptom profile includes chronic, widespread pain, abnormal processing of pain and increased sensitivity to external stimuli, along with fatigue, gastrointestinal symptoms and changes in memory, mood and sleep.

The Gut-Liver Axis

Monday, 17 September 2018 by

Nature_Reviews_Gastroenterology_Hepatology_250x329The relationship between the contents, metabolites, barrier and immune response of the gut and organs and function in the body are becoming well understood, albeit there are many nuances associated with this relationship yet to be quantified.

One area in which the dynamic interaction between the gut and a specific organ is rapidly rising up the knowledge tree is the ‘gut and liver axis’. In large part this is due to the increase in the prevalence of liver related inflammation, of which non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming a global problem. For with the global rise of obesity and the associated metabolic syndrome, there has been an equally alarming and related rise in the incidence of NAFLD and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) – the hepatic manifestations of the metabolic syndrome and the predominant chronic liver diseases worldwide[1]

gutjnl-2018-August-67-8-1373-F1.mediumFunctional gut problems such as IBS remain a considerable challenge to both clinician and patient. Finding safe and simple interventions as therapeutic strategies is an important part of ongoing research. Many practitioners are familiar with the use of the amino acid L-glutamine as a nutrient that confers benefit to gastro intestinal tracts experiencing increased levels of permeability and translocation of immune activating components such as LPS.

Dr Elisabeth Philipps Ph.D takes time out from her busy schedule to catch up on some great tomes. Summer is officially here! It’s that time of year when the long, hot and sunny days stretch out ahead of us and there seems like plenty of time to do all the things that we’ve been meaning

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UntitledLiquid gold. Golden milk. That brilliant saffron-hued spice. We hear a lot about turmeric these days—also known as Curcuma longa—a member of the ginger family, and native of Southeast Asia.[i]  Valued for its brilliant hue and distinctive spicy-bitter flavor, its use as a dye, a spice, and in religious ceremonies dates back nearly 4000 years.[ii],[iii] Turmeric is a mainstay in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, thanks in large part to curcuminoids—three bright golden-colored, lipophilic polyphenols (curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin), collectively known as “curcumin” that are derived from the plant’s rhizomes.[iv],[v]  The main component of the root is a volatile oil containing turmerone.

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A Novel Galactofucan Sulfate Extract Enhances Immunity, Inactivates Viruses Naturally and Reduces Inflammation. Interest in fucoidans surged when scientists began to study the world’s longest living people on the island of Okinawa… the Okinawan diet, which includes more than a dozen varieties of seaweed, is now considered one of the healthiest diets in the world.

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UntitledAn Interview with Polymer Chemist Helen Fitton on Fucoidan

Biography: Helen Fitton, BSc, MSc, PhD, is an applied chemist and the chief scientist for Marinova Pty Ltd, a biotechnology company headquartered in Tasmania, Australia, and dedicated to the development and manufacture of active biological extracts from marine macroalgae. Dr. Fitton is adjunct senior researcher at the University of Tasmania. She has contributed to 35 published research papers and 3 book chapters. She has also coauthored several peer review articles summarizing the scientific literature on fucoidans.

Focus: Your background is in polymer chemistry. Tell us a little about that, and how you came to specialize in fucoidans.

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Join award-winning Educator, International Speaker and Functional Neurologist, Dr. Titus Chiu, in this ninety minute webinar as he explores the Brain-Gut Axis and teaches you a brain-based, neural network approach to healing the gut. About As Functional Medicine practitioners, we’re aware of the intimate connection between the gut and brain in what is known as

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