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The Third R: Re-inoculate

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Our Mutual Relationship with Bugs: The third step in the functional medicine approach to a healthy gut is to re-inoculate with beneficial bacteria. Humans live in a symbiotic or mutually beneficial relationship with bacteria. The human colon is populated with as much as two pounds…

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The Second “R”: Replace

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The 5 “R” Approach Remove Replace Re-inoculate Repair Rebalance Replace The second “R” refers to Replace. This “R”, for me, demonstrates the idea of optimizing or improving the function of the gut the best. The objective is to Replace, using supplements or foods, the acidity…

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The Fifth Adverse Effect of Wheat

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A peptide from wheat may initiate an autoimmune reaction Individual amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and peptides are fragments of proteins containing a smaller number of amino acids than the complete protein. The gluten from wheat is a complete protein that when…

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