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Dr. Jewel Alfoure ND

Modern science has begun to investigate the incredible health benefits of reishi, and the results are nothing short of remarkable. Reishi mushroom has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, as well as the ability to reduce allergies and stress.
It is well-known that those with ADHD often have difficulty paying attention and may be easily distracted. What is less well-known is that ADHD can be linked to digestive issues. The brain plays an important role in regulating the digestive system, and research has demonstrated that people with ADHD often have trouble with brain-gut communication.
There are plenty of fish in the sea, and there is also plenty of fish oil supplements on the market! It seems that the choices are endless when it comes to a fish oil supplement. Most of the time, there is some kind of "cardiovascular" protection idea, along with some reference to arteries, brain health and even sometimes pregnant women? Really, it almost seems vague why someone would spend the money on a fish oil supplement. After all, there is no specific immediate effect for you to gauge if the fish oil supplement is actually working. Or is there?
Guar gum is a type of dietary fiber that has been shown to help reduce blood sugar levels. When taken before a meal, it helps to slow down the absorption of glucose from the gut, preventing blood sugar spikes. Additionally, guar gum has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity, helping the body to better control blood sugar levels.
Eye health is a critical part of wellness, but common knowledge about nutrients that support eye health is limited. There are many different eye health supplements on the market, making it difficult to decide which one is right for you. In this article, we will compare astaxanthin and spirulina, two popular eye health supplements. We will look at the benefits of each nutrient and discuss how they might help improve eye health.
Although a hysterectomy can have many positive outcomes, it also results in the loss of fertility and can cause side effects such as menopause-like symptoms including vaginal dryness, and urinary incontinence. In addition, a hysterectomy can put extra strain on the joints due to the sharp decrease in estrogen. A drop in hormone levels can eventually lead to joint problems such as arthritis. Therefore, it is important for women to weigh the risks and benefits of a hysterectomy before making a decision.
Serrapeptase, or what is commonly known as the miracle enzyme is quite a versatile proteolytic enzyme synthesized by the non-pathogenic Enterobacteriaceae Serratia mercens. The "miracle" in Serrapeptase comes from its directly targeted proteolytic (breaking down) effect. As a proteolytic enzyme, it only targets scar tissue, dead tissue, dying tissue and inflammatory markers. Such functionality adds to the safety profile of the enzyme as it means that healthy tissues are not targeted by the breaking down function of the enzyme.

One of the most difficult aspects of providing medical care is the experience of watching patients go through pain. Though unpleasant, pain is a phenomenon that is closely intertwined with life. The enmeshment is not one of unfortunate nature. On the contrary, pain is a loyal preserver of life. Without pain, our lifespans would significantly shorten, aftercall, pain is a cue of tissue preservation.

Did you know that depression is considered an inflammatory disease? Recent studies have linked good mental health to an anti-inflammatory diet that is low in junk food and rich in whole foods. In fact, the same therapeutic diets that are linked to lowering inflammation and the risk of heart disease have also been associated with better moods.
Modern-day stress is very different from the ancient stress of being chased by a predator in the forest. After all, a situation like being chased by predator results in either getting caught or making it safely away. Chronic stress, however, leads to a manifestation of burnout that can be emotional, physical, or mental.
The most common treatments for myocarditis are corticosteroids and immunosuppressants to dampen the immune response. These medications can help to reduce inflammation and prevent the body from attacking the heart muscle. However, these medications can also have side effects, such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of infection.