Human Microbiota and Depression

There’s a lot of data about irritable bowel and depression/anxiety, and more data about irritable bowel and the microbiota. But there is very little linking the microbiota directly to depression in humans, until this recent paper in Neurogastroenterology and Motility: Correlation between the human fecal microbiota and depression. In the paper, the fecal microbiota of 55 people were […]

Endorphins Produce Immune Balance

We all like that feel-good rush after exercising, a good belly laugh, playful activities with friends, meditation, or a good massage. These are examples of things that release endorphins, the body’s chemicals that give us a natural high. But endorphins do more that make us feel good; endorphins are necessary for proper immune function. In […]

Can You Believe It?

There has never been a published study in the scientific literature that I could find that tested the effects of specific nutrient-dense foods on gum disease in humans. Historically, some of these foods have been studied and reported by Dr. Weston A Price[1] as well as Dr. Melvin Page[2], both dentists. Here is what I […]

Is Dairy Free Right for Me?

Written by Cassie Bjork’s team member, Amy Ranae. It seems like there’s plenty of hubbub these days about whether or not you should eat dairy. Are you lactose intolerant? Do you have a casein sensitivity? What is whey anyway? Why is butter okay, but milk isn’t? Where will I get my calcium if I don’t […]

Thyroid Imbalances and What You Need To Do About It

Did you know that there are almost 30 million people (mostly women) that have an diagnosed thyroid disorder? Synthroid or levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid medication) is the 4th best selling drug on the market, yet with more thyroid medication being prescribed the problem doesn’t seem to be getting better.  Here’s why! Many people have the following […]

4 Tips for a Clear Complexion
(Plus a Skin-Clearing Smoothie Recipe!)

Which sounds better: covering up your acne, dark circles, and dry skin with chemical-laden lotions and makeup, or having naturally clear skin by healing it from the inside out? Your skin is the largest organ in the body. It’s your barrier to the outside world. When you’re putting toxic substances such as caffeine, sugar, alcohol, […]

Maybe Just Seven Hours

How many hours of sleep are best for you every night? Do you sleep the same amount every night? On average, Americans sleep less during the week, 6-plus hours, and creep up above 7 hours on the weekend. In a recent study discussed in the Wall Street Journal here, some findings are familiar: skimping on sleep […]

Now I Get It

It took 66 years for me to begin learning the most significant thing that changed the quality of my life. What I learned almost two years ago is still relatively unknown by the vast majority of people and their physicians in the United States. Sadly, most people are slowly killing themselves without their knowledge. These […]

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