What Causes Autoimmune Disease?

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An autoimmune disease is best described as a condition, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. Autoimmune disease can affect any part of the body, triggering inflammation, which can lead to redness, heat, pain, and swelling. The incidence rates of autoimmune disease are increasing worldwide by 4 to 7% every year, with the greatest increases …

Autism and the Microbiome [WEBINAR]

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Recent research indicates that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and conditions of similar pathology, like celiac disease and IBD, can be triggered by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including environmental toxins like glyphosate, dietary alterations, metabolic status, and intestinal permeability. An overgrowth of Clostridia and deficiency of Bifidobacteria appear to be common in patients with ASD. In this webinar, we will …

Understanding the Role of Leaky Gut in Chronic Disease

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Leaky gut, or intestinal permeability, is a condition in which bacteria and endotoxins are able to leak through physical holes in the intestinal wall and translocate directly into the bloodstream. In fact, some research suggests that leaky gut may very well be ground zero for many chronic diseases. In 2015, a review article in Frontiers of Immunology found that increased intestinal permeability, …

Utilizing Microbiome Labs in Your Practice

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We’re growing quickly here at Microbiome Labs and continuously adding products to our product line. If you’d like to learn more about the clinical applications of each product, check out our Products webinar with Dr. Tom Bayne, the President of Microbiome Labs. Click on the link below to watch the Products webinar: Watch Now

New Study Links Alzheimer’s to Bacterial Endotoxins from the Gut

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Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive form of dementia that destroys memories and other cognitive functions. This chronic neurodegenerative disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, affecting over 5 million Americans. Scientists believe that damage to the brain likely begins a decade or more before memory loss and other cognitive symptoms arise. During this preclinical stage …

MegaSporeBiotic Dosing Instructions

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As a reminder, we recommend starting out slowly when taking MegaSporeBiotic to avoid any symptoms associated with detoxification. Although these symptoms are rare, we advise starting all of your patients slowly. Most common symptoms are loose stools and intestinal cramping. It’s best to take MegaSporeBiotic with food or immediately following a meal. Taking MegaSporeBiotic without a meal should not cause …

Why Every Child Should Be Taking Vitamin K2

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While many people think of vitamin K as a single vitamin, it may come as surprise that vitamin K is actually a group of fat-soluble vitamins that includes phylloquinones (K1), menaquinones (K2), and menadione (K3). Of these, K1 and K2 are naturally-occuring, but K3 is synthetic and has been banned by the FDA for its toxicity. Plants synthesize vitamin K1, …

Metabolic Reprogramming with Bacillus Spores

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We all have that friend or family member that can eat virtually anything and not gain weight. We also know people who can get away with a lot more deviations from a healthy eating plan and stay lean or at least not put on unwanted weight as quickly as most other people do. We typically credit those features to the …

Vitamin K2 and Heart Health

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In the past few decades, scientists have realized that vitamin K2, menaquinone, is largely responsible for activating vitamin K-dependent proteins (VKDPs), such as osteocalcin and matrix Gla-protein. Matrix Gla-protein (MGP) helps to prevent vascular calcification by pulling calcium out of soft tissues, while activated osteocalcin pulls calcium back into the bones and teeth.  Without a sufficient source of K2, both osteocalcin and MGP …

Vitamin K2 and Diabetes

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Though you may have never heard of it, vitamin K2 is one of the most important essential vitamins to human health. If you look on the label of many multivitamins, you’ll see vitamin K, but it will likely be in the form of K1, or phylloquinone – a form found most often in leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. What you …