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Autoimmunity and Probiotics

Autoimmunity and Probiotics

In our previous blog, we discussed the role of the microbiome in autoimmunity and how you can use comprehensive microbiome testing to inform your approaches to long-term wellness. But the elephant-in-the-room question is: what about probiotics? If the microbiome can...

How to Calculate Your Protein Needs

How to Calculate Your Protein Needs

Written by Erica Gittleson, RD; Select sections of article written by and article reviewed by Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly. Protein is needed by every cell and tissue in our body. It is part of the three main macronutrients, along with carbohydrates and fat. The...

The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Autoimmunity

The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Autoimmunity

Written by Jonah Udall; Select sections of article written by and article reviewed by Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly. The gastrointestinal microbiome is increasingly recognized as an integral part of multiple systems of the human body. Many researchers believe that...

Probiotics and Your Mood

Probiotics and Your Mood

Written by Erica Gittleson, RD; Select sections of article written by and article reviewed by Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly. Depression is one of the most common psychiatric conditions, characterized by significant and persistent depressed mood and diminished...

Are Probiotics and Prebiotics Beneficial for Health?

Are Probiotics and Prebiotics Beneficial for Health?

Written by Erica Gittleson, RD; Select sections of article written by and article reviewed by Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly. With many probiotics and prebiotics being marketed for health benefits, you may wonder if and how they are relevant to your health. We share...

Aspartame: Does It Cause Cancer?

Aspartame: Does It Cause Cancer?

Written by Erica Gittleson, RD; Select sections of article written by and article reviewed by Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly. What is aspartame? Aspartame is an artificial, high-intensity sweetener. It is 200x sweeter than sugar.   What’s it in? Aspartame is...

The Truth About Antioxidants

The Truth About Antioxidants

Written by Jonah Udall; Select sections of article written by and article reviewed by Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly. Walk into any natural health store, and you’re bound to see products labeled with claims like “cellular protection antioxidants,” or “antioxidant-rich...