Wholistic Living Blog — microbiome
Did you know that we have more bacterial cells in the body than we do human cells? 100 Trillion Bacterial Cells vs. 37.2 Trillion Human Cells!
I usually say it to my clients this way: There is only so much space in the gut, and if something overgrows, it will throw the gut off balance. We need to crowd out the bad bacteria with the good. We never want to go in with just the intent of killing pathogenic bacteria, as a lot of times this winds up wiping out your entire microbiome, the bad and the good bacteria, which is a huge and essential part of your immune system. Don’t use things like oregano oil, which is very harsh and wipes out the good with...
WHY TEST IGG SENSITIVITIES?
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) food testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets for patients with many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, movement, and behavioral disorders often suffer from IgG food sensitivities. People may continue to eat offending foods unaware of their potential adverse effects. Symptoms associated with food sensitivities may occur hours or days after the offending food was eaten because IgG food antibodies remain for a much longer time than IgE antibodies. IgE food allergy causes the release of histamine, producing an immediate hypersensitivity reaction. In contrast, IgG food sensitivity is triggered by the binding of complement to IgG food antigen complexes, causing an inflammatory response. This is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction in which symptoms appear anywhere from hours to days after eating the offending food. Elimination of IgG-positive foods may improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, AD(H)D, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy, according to numerous clinical studies.
Many stool tests use quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) or metatranscriptomics using RNA, rather than DNA. These methods can miss up to 50% of the microbes present in a stool sample and doesn't offer information dysbiotic ratios.
Pave the way for new cell growth (use a facial loofa pad at least 3x a week). The shower is a great time to exfoliate the face and body!
Only wash once a day, and moisturize properly to maintain the skins delicate balance and to give you that fresh, young, and plumped look!
Stock up on beauty foods for gorgeous skin from the inside out.