Leaky Gut

Detox Diets, Cleanses and Teas: Passing Fads or Weight Loss Winners?

To detox or not? That is truly the question... AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Detoxing SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Many people try detox diets, cleanses and teas for weight loss or to treat other health issues. The question is: Does detoxing work? The answer is: Yes and no because It depends on why you’re doing it and how you go about it. Wondering if a detox regimen is right for you? Find out if toxicity is causing your weight or health concerns first, then skip the detox fads and turn to a medical professional for advice. Start by evaluating your risk factors for toxicity!   Detoxification is a process that removes toxins from the body—and the body does a pretty amazing job of detoxifying

How To Stay Healthy While Flying

Whether you only travel occasionally or consider yourself an air travel expert, it’s smart to be proactive about staying healthy when you fly. Airports and airplanes play host to millions of people and their germs, stress and travel go hand-in-hand and access to healthy food can be a challenge. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Healthy Travel Tips SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL The following travel tips will help protect you in the air and on the road. Tip No. 1: Know where germs tend to lurk on airplanes and at airports. Would you believe that tray tables harbor mega germs on airplanes? According to a 2015 study by Travelmath, a microbiologist found that tray tables—with 2,155 CFU (colony forming units)/sq. inch—carried eight times the amount of bacteria that lavatory flush

What You Don’t Know About Hormone Pellets

There is so much misinformation around hormone therapy which unfortunately creates unnecessary fear. Many patients have been told hormones are bad and can cause cancer or blood clots, which is an immediate deterrent! The good news is Bio-Identical Hormones are not the "bad" hormones and have been shown to safely bring symptom relief and be an excellent preventative care tool. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Hormone Health SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Men and women both are great candidates for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and should not run from it! Our bodies go through hormonal changes and because of that can have symptoms that can be life altering! Depression, anxiety, low libido, loss of interest in the things we once loved, sleep issues, joint pain, inability to gain muscle, inability to

3 Supplements to Optimize Health

You exercise, you eat right, you don’t get sick often, and you get plenty of rest. So why are you still lagging? Sometimes we can do everything right, but environmental toxins, genetics, and psychological stressors can still take a toll on our physical health. Supplements play a key role in supporting broader health and wellness goals. But what do you know about supplements? We’ll go over a few important factors to keep in mind plus highlight some great supplements to consider adding to your wellness routine. AUTHOR Dr. Terri DeNeui, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC CATEGORY Supplement Optimization SOCIAL @EVEXIASMEDICAL Most of the time we’re able to get vitamins and nutrients from our diet, but like we mentioned above environmental factors, genetics, and even illness can deplete our body of the vitamins we need for

Gut Health: Benefiting from Specialized Care

If you've paid any attention to our content, then this won't be the first you're hearing, well, technically reading about gut health. See, you can check out one of our earlier posts on gut health here! While in the past we've discussed conditions of the gut and how to treat them today, we want to broaden our focus onto general gut health. Why is it important? What is your gut responsible for? What treatment options are available? We'll answer all of these questions in more! Why Your Gut Health Matters Our gut does so much more than digesting food. Think about it. There are even common expressions like "trust your gut" or a "gut instinct" that literally refers to the importance of our gut, and there's science to back that up. Our gut health holds the: Secret to hormone triggers Nutrient absorption Muscle development Fat loss Science has allowed

5 Signs You May Have Leaky Gut and How It Affects Your Hormones

You may have heard a lot of talk about gut health in recent years, and it’s for a good reason. Your gut plays a large role in your overall immune, brain, and mental health! How is that possible? Our body has more bacteria cells than human cells. These bacteria, along with viruses and fungi present in our bodies is known as microbiome. Gut microbiome is extremely important for our health, and the good bacteria (probiotics) can even affect our hormones. But before we get to the hormones let’s dive into a condition known as “leaky gut.” What Is Leaky Gut? Basically, leaky gut is what happens when the tight junctions in our intestinal lining break down and allow substances to escape from our intestines and travel throughout our body. These substances range from undigested food particles, bacteria, and toxic waste and can “leak” through into our bloodstream. If left

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