Loving on Those Bugs- With Probiotics

By | March 7th, 2017|Digestion & Gut Health, Essential Oils, Latest Articles|

                  This week, in my latest posts, I swayed from my beloved topic of essential oils and focused on my other favorite … It was time to revisit the gut bugs, the trillion little tiny friends that line our insides and outside!! You can read more about [...]

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In Defense of Probiotics. So What If Probiotics Don’t Change Bug Populations in These People’s Poo. (Even Though They Probably Do….)

By | July 19th, 2016|Articles, Digestion & Gut Health, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Probiotics Don’t Change Fecal Microbiota Populations. This Is What One Review of Seven Studies Says. And I Care, Why?                   Back on the Subject of Bugs…Again! Why am I on the subject of bugs again? Well, let me take you back in time to answer this question. [...]

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How Do Probiotics Work?

By | May 15th, 2015|Latest Articles, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

Just in time to make sure you’ve got your game on with geeky-coolness for your Memorial Day festivities, I’m going to help you impress your friends with the answer to this question! First, let’s have another quick review of the last discovered and most popular organ of our body today.1   Microbiome Review 101 Our [...]

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The Good, The Bad, & The Buggy-The Power of a Healthy Gut and the Role of Probiotics

By | June 24th, 2014|Digestion & Gut Health, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings|

If you’re a follower of natural, integrative, nutritional, and/or holistic health news, you’ve probably heard about probiotics. Who would’ve thought that in our germ-a-phobic times, many health seekers would be swallowing capsules of bugs by the billons? This is because we’ve been made aware-through mass marketing and various health gurus- that a happy community of [...]

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Probiotics-Supplementing Your Diet with Bugs

By | July 22nd, 2011|Latest Articles, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

By Sarah A LoBisco, ND There are certain things that stick with you through the years. For instance, I still can hear the echo of my wonderful teachers’ voices in Naturopathic Medical School. As my fellow interns and I gazed at them eagerly with anticipation of their expertise to our latest clinical conundrum, they would [...]

12/3/2008- The Power of Probiotics

By | December 3rd, 2008|Integrative Medicine Hints, Newsletter Postings|

It is now estimated that 50% or more of your immune system is located in your digestive tract! So what we eat can really effect how we feel. It is no secret that our food supply isn’t at its optimum. Eating a diet of processed foods and high sugar can cause imbalance in your body’s [...]

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Eight Reasons Why You Can’t Focus and Concentrate & Four Essential Oils to Help You Pay More Attention

By | June 20th, 2021|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

It is not uncommon to be distracted in today’s world. During these challenging times, the usual everyday stressors and technological interruptions are compounded by current events, polarizing topics, and the economy. The world is struggling emotionally and mentally as its inhabitants learn to cope with its twists and turns and regain their balance. With [...]

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The Surprising Fact About Healthy Hormones and Fertility That Most Women and Men Don’t Know: Part II

By | August 10th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

In Part I we explored the fascinating reasons why minding your gut microbiome is important for balancing hormones and optimizing fertility. More specifically, I explained how the estrobolome, the aggregate of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, directly impacts hormonal health through its role in metabolizing estrogens. (source, source, source, source) This may have come [...]

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Nourishing Food for the Brain – My Favorite Natural Solutions for Supporting Depression and Anxiety Symptoms

By | February 3rd, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

As a naturopathic doctor who honors biochemical individuality and practices personalized medicine, including dietary recommendations, I recently provided an article series on healthism. I felt I needed to speak up regarding my concern that medicine, especially “holistic” experts, were placing way too much emphasis on food and exercise and paying way too little attention [...]

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