March 2017 Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads: Climate Change Controversy, More News on the Microbiome, Cool New Science Studies, & Medication Safety Updates

By | April 4th, 2017|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well, Top Reads of the Month|

After a long, cold winter, you can rest your weary bodies with some brain stimulation found in March 2017's Top Holistic and Integrative Health Reads           For New York State and most of New England, the the old adage regarding the emergence of springtime was evident this year. March did, in [...]

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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Jet Lag and Obesity- A Link to Gut Bugs (Again)

By | October 21st, 2014|Latest Articles, Newsletter Postings|

  I have to say, the past few weeks, I’ve been a bit of a bookworm. (What else is new?) Next month, I’ll be heading off for more training with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) to learn even more about the intricate details of the gut microbiome and gastrointestinal health! Sounds fun, right? Between [...]

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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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A Tale of the Two Dirty “G” Words in Integrative Nutrition- GMOs & Gluten…and the Saving Grace of Bugs

By | May 13th, 2014|Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, latest news, Naturopathic, Newsletter Postings, Saratoga Blog at Living Well|

There are two dirty “G” words in the integrative nutrition world. These two words make the food list of “no-no’s” by many holistic doctors. Many practitioners have found that in order to help take stress of their beloved clients’ bodies and assist with calming their immune response, there are two nasty substances have to be [...]

Brain Health: Nature vs. Nurture

By | April 3rd, 2013|Naturopathic|

By Sarah A LoBisco, ND Epigenetics is a hot topic!! It is the major theme in many of my readings and trainings. It is the science that explains that nature’s imprint on our genes isn’t the final say in whether we get a disease. This genetic blueprint is only expressed when environmental triggers hit these [...]

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 [...]

March 2010 Top Reads!

By | March 3rd, 2010|Top Reads of the Month|

Food as Medicine (Dr. D'Adamo) A secretor is a person who secretes the blood type antigens into body fluids, like the saliva in your mouth or the mucous in your digestive tract (80% of population). A non-secretor, is a person who puts little or none of their blood type antigen into these same fluids. Non-secretors [...]

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