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Leaky Gut Syndrome, The Underlying Cause in Many Digestive Issues

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
February 26, 2014
File under: Health Concerns

You may have heard the term “leaky gut” and wondered what it means. Often referred to as increased intestinal permeability, Leaky Gut syndrome occurs when a part of the digestive tract gets damaged. When proteins like gluten, bad bacteria and undigested food particles that normally can’t pass into the blood do, it can cause an immune reaction.

If you experience frequent bloating, indigestion, alternating constipation and diarrhea, fatigue, headaches or migraines or weight gain you may have a leaky gut.

One of the functions of the intestines is to digest food, break it down into component parts and then absorb nutrients, while keeping out infectious organisms. …read more of Leaky Gut Syndrome, The Underlying Cause in Many Digestive Issues here

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Tips for Recovering from Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
November 14, 2013
File under: Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

You have just been through a bout of food poisoning or stomach “bug” and you’re wondering why you still cannot eat a normal diet. The worst symptoms, vomiting and/or diarrhea are over, thankfully, but your stomach is still a bit gurgly and upset.

One potential cause could be the Norovirus, which is a highly contagious and easily contracted from an infected person, food, water, or a contaminated surface.

As you recover from your illness, it is important to consider whether your food poisoning either a virus, a parasite or bacteria caused the food poisoning. If you have a sensitive stomach, your condition may lead to a condition known as “Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome.”

A viral “food poisoning” most often has a rapid, violent onset, reaching a peak of vomiting and diarrhea and resolves within 24 to 48 hours. Viral food poisoning can leave you feeling nauseous and unable to tolerate your normal diet. …read more of Tips for Recovering from Stomach Virus or Food Poisoning here

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Supernutrients That Fight Seasonal Allergies

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
April 21, 2013
File under: Natural Remedies

Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and it is no wonder so much money is spent on over the counter (OTC) antihistamines during allergy season.[1] Data from two healthcare industry sources, Euromonitor and Nicholas Hall, estimated a range of $1.175 to 1.5 billion spent in 2008 on OTC allergy medications.[2]

A nationwide survey found that 54.6 percent of all US citizens test positive for one or more allergens.[3] Unfortunately, over the counter medications often lead to undesirable side-effects.

When allergies hit, it often means itchy, watery, eyes, uncontrollable sneezing, congested nasal passages and a runny nose.  In the worst case, spring allergies can lead to a sinus infection.

However, nature has provided us with supernutrients that can help to combat the underlying cause of allergies – overstimulated mast cells and excessive histamine secretion. …read more of Supernutrients That Fight Seasonal Allergies here

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12 Rules for Controlling Chronic Pain with Nutrition

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
March 18, 2013
File under: Health Concerns, Natural Remedies, Vegan


You have only to look at how extensive the pain-relieving products section is at your local pharmacy to know that pain is big business.

The problem is that pain medications are often not effective enough, and certainly not over the long-term.  Pain-relieving medications often have dangerous side effects, as well.

If you are among the more than 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain, there are better ways to control pain than taking a daily painkiller.

Nutrition plays a larger role in chronic pain than most people realize.  The documentary, “Fat, Sick and nearly Dead,” makes the case that switching to the plant-based, nutrient-dense diet will reduce inflammation and restore natural balance in the body. …read more of 12 Rules for Controlling Chronic Pain with Nutrition here

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Natural Flu Treatment Alternative

By Vincent Pedre M.D.
January 12, 2013
File under: Health Concerns, Natural Alternatives, Natural Remedies

The governor of New York has declared a state health emergency, as the flu epidemic that has sickened more than 19,000 people in his state.

We are in the midst of one of the worst flu outbreaks in recent years.  Massachusetts General Hospital has already treated more confirmed flu cases than it did by this time during the swine flu “pandemic.”

You don’t need to check the Center for Disease Control’s national flu trend map to know that’s the case.

The typical flu symptoms are a fever of around 100°, chills, exhaustion, cough, chest congestion, sinus pressure, runny nose, sneezing and body aches.

The typical flu also causes heaviness or pain behind the eyes.  A nasal swab can detect it, but this type of testing is not 100 percent accurate.

What is confusing for medical professionals and patients alike, is the fact that experts continue to encourage the flu shot, claiming it is well-matched to the circulating H3N2 strain of this flu virus, many patients getting the flu had received the flu vaccine. …read more of Natural Flu Treatment Alternative here

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