The Importance of the Human Gut Microbiome

What do acute anxiety, diabetes, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis and autism spectrum disorders have in common? They, along with many other disorders, have all been linked to an imbalance of intestinal health, more specifically of the human microbiome, defined by the microorganisms that inhabit the gut. Historically speaking, there is…

Should We Fear Getting Sick? A Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and is one of the oldest healing systems practiced for thousands of years. The discipline relies on the following four guiding principles: The body is an integrated whole—All parts of your body are interconnected and each part plays an integral role to its harmonious functioning as a whole; this includes your…

Modern Life Depletes Your Gut Microbes

Modern Life Depletes Your Gut Microbes

Your intestinal microflora—aka your microbiome—is an integral part of your immune system, and over the past several years, research has revealed that microbes of all kinds—bacteria, fungi, and even viruses—play instrumental roles in the functioning of your body. For example, beneficial bacteria, also known as probiotics, have been shown to: Counteract inflammation…

When Vaccination Status Creates a Treatment Dilemma

In the current climate of hypercritical censorship against those who choose to delay or forgo vaccination, many parents are running into unforeseen difficulties when they seek formal medical treatment, especially if a child has contracted an infectious disease considered by traditional doctors to be preventable through vaccination. Many medical doctors are refusing…