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Here you’ll find a growing body of knowledge researched and written by our clinical staff and by key educational partners.

PRO Hormones and the Gut Microbiome: A Guide to Connecting the Dots

Hormones and the Gut Microbiome: A Guide to Connecting the Dots

Research on the microbiome and indicates that it plays a role in the regulation of estrogen levels and related conditions. Hormone based conditions are common in clinical practice, and unraveling them can feel complex - yet the answer may be simple. Establishing healthy microbial balance is pivotal for achieving optimal hormonal health. Use this guide to simply connect the dots between the two!

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Health Consequences of Mold and Mycotoxin Exposure Part 3: Intervention Options

Health Consequences of Mold and Mycotoxin Exposure Part 3: Intervention Options

This article will profile certain compounds used for direct mold intervention, as well as mycotoxin elimination. The following information is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all variables regarding intervention but instead focuses on some of the more commonly used remedies. Also, please be aware that the science behind mold and mycotoxin intervention is evolving, and various skilled practitioners may have differing opinions and methods.

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PRO What Bugs Your Heart?

What Bugs Your Heart?

Almost half of all adults in the US are impacted by cardiovascular disease (CVD). That's the bad news. The good news is risk factors can be mitigated. This article considers the role of microbiota and their metabolites and the benefits of a flourishing, healhy microbiome in supporting excellent health and lowering the risk of CVD.

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PRO Candidiasis Part I: Pathogenicity Mechanisms

Candidiasis Part I: Pathogenicity Mechanisms

Gastrointestinal candidiasis (GC) is well-known to functional and integrative medicine providers. In this article, Kurt Woeller, DO, discusses various aspects of chronic candidiasis as it relates to different health conditions and explores different mechanisms of pathogenicity including arabinose toxicity, leaky gut (intestinal permeability), invasive protein, and immune deficiency.

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PRO Candidiasis Part 2: Laboratory Testing Options

Candidiasis Part 2: Laboratory Testing Options

Blood cultures for Candida, unfortunately, are often unreliable. Based on years of clinical experience, Kurt Woeller, DO, outlines laboratory test options for the detection of intestinal candida, as well as effective methods for analyzing the invasive nature of these fungal organisms.

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PRO Candidiasis Part 3: Treatment Options

Candidiasis Part 3: Treatment Options

Invasive Candida. What can be done about it? Kurt Woeller, DO, discusses three distinct categories of intervention: systemic, non-systemic, and botanical. He specifically explores two antifungal medications and five botanicals known to be helpful in addressing chronic candidiasis.

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