The GrassRoots Functional Medicine Blog: Gut Health

6 Natural Strategies for Type 2 Diabetes

By now you’ve probably heard of leaky gut, and you may even know that research has linked it with numerous chronic health conditions. So what exactly is leaky gut and what are the causes of leaky gut? Leaky gut occurs when your gut lining becomes too permeable,…

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Low Stomach Acid & the Myth Behind Heartburn

More than 40% of Americans suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, or GERD every month! 20-30% experience it every week, and 10% of people struggle with it every day! That’s millions of people who regularly deal with a condition that conventional medicine honestly gets...

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Top 5 Causes of Leaky Gut

By now you’ve probably heard of leaky gut, and you may even know that research has linked it with numerous chronic health conditions. So what exactly is leaky gut and what are the causes of leaky gut? Leaky gut occurs when your gut lining becomes too permeable,…

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7 Reasons Candida Won’t Go Away

Are you battling fatigue, brain fog, joint pain, or any of the other countless symptoms of Candida overgrowth that simply won’t go away? I see patients every day who’ve dealt with these symptoms over and over again, who continue to test positive for Candida even after starving themselves on…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Name Not a Solution

A Common Problem Did you ever have one of those older relatives in your life that emphatically asked you whether or not you had your daily bowel movement (BM) yet? The ones that would swear the key to staying healthy is simply having a BM every day. This...

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How Probiotics Help Improve Your Immune System

By now, almost everyone has heard of probiotics, the active cultures in a range of dairy products such as yogurt, some cheeses and kefir, and in fermented foods such as miso, kimchi, and sauerkraut. Most of these are tasty additions to our diet that can also help...

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