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Acne, Carbohydrates and Hormone Imbalances

Posted On Apr 07, 2016

What Is Acne? Acne is the term which is commonly used for inflammation of the sebaceous glands of the skin. The sebaceous glands are the glands on the skin which produce oil, which helps to lubricate the skin and keep it soft and supple.To some degree, it has been estimated that acne affects up to…

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Inflammation – The Fire Within

Posted On Mar 17, 2016

The word inflammation originates from the Latin word inflammatio, which means fire. As ominous as it sounds, inflammation is not an inherent enemy. We have a tendency to see inflammation primarily as a disease process, when in fact inflammation is a necessary innate response of our body’s immune system, a process that brings the necessary resources required…

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Celiac Disease: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Posted On Mar 03, 2016

What is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an immune disorder in which people cannot tolerate gluten because it damages the inner lining of their small intestine and prevents it from absorbing nutrients. The small intestine is the tubeshaped organ between the stomach and large intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley…

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Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes

Posted On Jan 26, 2016

When blood glucose levels rise after a meal, the pancreas releases insulin into the blood. Insulin and glucose then travel in the blood to cells throughout the body. Insulin helps muscle, fat, and liver cells absorb glucose from the bloodstream, lowering blood glucose levels. Insulin stimulates the liver and muscle tissue to store excess glucose….

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Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome

Posted On Jan 06, 2016

We have always been told that carbohydrates are the good guys of nutrition and that, if we eat large amounts of them, the world should be a better place. In such a world, the experts tell us there will be no heart disease and no obesity. The truth is, overeating high-carb foods can prevent a…

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Adrenal-Friendly Recipes: Savory Winter Soups

Posted On Nov 04, 2015

You can’t get much better than a warm bowl of soup on a winter’s day. Soup is such a versatile food that makes a wonderful addition to any meal, or is great alone at lunch or as a light dinner. Here are a few of my favorite recipes for soup. A few are the best…

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Your Magnificent Immune System: How it Works

Posted On Oct 21, 2015

  The human immune system is a magnificent and well-coordinated network of cells, organs, glands, and physiological processes. Nearly every cell, organ and tissue in the body is involved either directly or indirectly in the immune process. From the outside in, the skin and mucous membranes offer the first line of defense. The intact layers…

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How Stress Suppresses Your Immune Function

Posted On Oct 08, 2015

Acute stress temporarily enhances the front line immune defenses that help protect you from infection due to injuries – like bites or scratches received in “fight or flight” – but suppresses all other immune activity. During the stress response, your energy and resources are focused on escaping the immediate stressor, not on dealing with less immediate threats…

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Dr. Bakker’s Guide to High Blood Pressure

Posted On Sep 22, 2015

Blood pressure is created by the force of the heart pumping blood around your body. Blood pressure measures the pressure within your arteries and the resistance your heart has to pump against to get blood to flow around the body. Normal blood pressure delivers an effective blood supply to all parts of the body. High…

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12 Tips To Get You Sleeping And Feeling Great Again

Posted On Sep 03, 2015

This is part two of my article on insomnia and sleep disruptions (read part one here). In this article, I offer tips to help get you sleeping and feeling better again. Exercise to better manage stress and tension Exercise gives your body and mind a chance to unwind, leading to better sleep. It could be…

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