The All-Natural Guide to Vitamins and Supplements: Whole Food Based vs. Their Synthetic Counterparts

The All-Natural Guide to Vitamins and Supplements: Whole Food Based vs. Their Synthetic Counterparts

by Andrew Schachter September 30, 2019 9 min read 0 Comments

You might think that with the current state of health in our society that manufacturers would see the value of investing in whole food sourced natural ingredients.  Poor government oversight and regulation combined with a lack of education for consumers creates an environment inconsistent with the primary intention of supplements which is to enhance and better health & well-being
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The Unseen Effects of Heartburn and Indigestion Medications

The Unseen Effects of Heartburn and Indigestion Medications

by Dr. David Minkoff July 16, 2019 5 min read 0 Comments

The following is adapted from The Search for the Perfect Protein.

If you watch much TV, you’ve undoubtedly seen a heartburn medication commercial at some point. The makers of Pepcid and Zantac confidently tell us we can eat a hoagie with sausage and peppers and not feel any heartburn. How wonderful!

Except these commercials send the wrong message. They indoctrinate the public to believe the answer to their problem is another drug: “I’ll take this, and I’ll be fine.”

This mindset ignores the root causes of heartburn and indigestion and sends us down the wrong treatment pathway. In my experience, when people understand how stomach acid aids our digestion, they’re less likely to turn to a medication that blocks the production of stomach acid. They want their body to functional normally.

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What is Destroying Your Gut Health? And What To Do About It.

What is Destroying Your Gut Health? And What To Do About It.

by Dr. David Minkoff May 22, 2019 5 min read 0 Comments

The health of your microbiome depends on having the proper balance between beneficial bacteria and potentially pathogenic bacteria, as well as the health and integrity of your gut lining.

When your microbiome falls out of balance or loses its diversity, or your gut lining becomes compromised, it can impact many processes in your body and your risk of chronic disease.
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What are Spore Probiotics (Soil-Based Organisms) And Why Do I Need Them?

What are Spore Probiotics (Soil-Based Organisms) And Why Do I Need Them?

by Dr. David Minkoff May 09, 2019 6 min read 0 Comments

Soil-based organisms (SBOs) are bacteria spores that work in your gut much like a gardener. Spores provide key “reconditioning” strains of bacteria that help protect and recondition your gut flora, and prepare it for the introduction of probiotics. They help your microbiome recover from on-going assaults by fluoridated and chlorinated water, stress, medications, processed foods and refined sugars, EMFs, and pollution. These are not your ordinary probiotics.
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