Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2017’

Obesity Rates Climb (Less) :  Be Part of the Solution

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The headlines came out about two weeks ago: “Obesity Rates Hit an All Time High”. The percentage of adults in the US with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 has gone from 30 in 2000 to almost 40 today. About 18.5 percent of children are now obese, versus 13.9 percent in 2000. So what’s the good news? What the

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Zonulin: A Way to Test for Leaky Gut

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Zonulin:   A Way to Test For Leaky Gut    Our small intestines are designed to absorb small molecules and keep bigger ones from entering our circulation, where they can trigger immune responses and lead to inflammation and autoimmune disease. Dr. Alessio Fasano, back in 2000, discovered zonulin (represented by the blue circular objects in the drawing above), a protein which

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