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Chronic Mold Exposure

…that chronic mold exposure in your house, work or school can lead to obesity? The mechanism appears to be through the development of Leptin resistance. Leptin is a molecule secreted from the gut that — inhibits food intake and activates thermogenesis in conjunction with insulin. Chronic mold exposure activates a part of the immune system…

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Olive Leaf Extract

…that olive leaf extract has been shown to help patients with weight loss?  The mechanism of action appears to be through the slowing of digestion of starches into simple sugars, slowing of the absorption of simple sugars from the intestines and through increased uptake of blood glucose into muscle and other tissues from the blood…

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High Cortisol

…that when the stress hormone Cortisol is high it causes an increase in release of histamine from mast cells? This is why individuals who are “stressed” will often break out in hives. Adaptagens are helpful to control the high cortisol. Take Action You can find “Adrenal Essence” on www.xymogen.com. Take one capsule twice daily with…

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Garlic

…that raw or aged garlic helps with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea? Raw or aged garlic has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic properties. Take Action Find this product at Wellevate as “Kyolic Aged Garlic” product code KYOL3. Use 1 tsp. once daily with a meal. Go to Wellivate

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Arthritis and Acid Reflux

…that in patients that suffer from Arthritis and Acid Reflux, just taking these patients off of sugar will improve their symptoms by >50%?

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Calcium Carbonate

…that calcium carbonate found in Tums and in some calcium replacement supplements cause Leaky Gut? Leaky gut can drive insulin resistance, obesity, autoimmune disease and can lead to the development of high blood pressure and heart disease.  Calcium citrate is the better form of calcium replacement in those patients trying to treat or prevent osteoporosis.

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Methane-Producing Bacteria

…that the presence of methane-producing bacteria in the gut cause fermentation of carbohydrates creating abdominal bloating? They also cause an increase in production of short chain fatty acids which are easily absorbed by the small intestine and may lead to — insulin resistance, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and obesity. The Methane Breath Test is an…

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Heavy Metals and Hormones

…that heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic and zinc can keep hormones from binging to their specific receptors? This can make controlling symptoms with hormone replacement therapy much more difficult in patients burdened with these metals.  Chelation therapy is the best way to remove these heavy metals but requires close supervision by an experienced healthcare…

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Thyroid Hormone

…that the human body makes 100-120mcg of thyroid hormone (T4) daily? Any patient that takes thyroid replacement (Synthroid or L-thyroxine) dosages of greater than 120mcg will likely increase the body’s production of reverse T3. If the patient’s reverse T3 increases, the patient will feel — HORRIBLE!

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Low Vitamin D Levels

…that low vitamin D levels impact Serotonin receptors in a negative way and can lead to depression and/or anxiety in patients with this deficiency? This is why depression is often seen by patients living in states/countries/territories in the northern latitudes where some days only have a few hours of daylight during the winter months of…

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