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The gut microbiome in a nutshell

gut health, Immunity, Inflammation, Lifestyle, microbiome, Nutrition, Wellness

‘Microbiome’ noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)  1. the microorganisms, both flora and fauna, that inhabit a particular region, when considered collectively. 2000 years ago, Hippocrates said ‘all disease begins in the gut’ – and boy how right he was… Naturopathic physicians have long known this to be true and more often then not,…

Astragalus membranaceus monograph

Anti viral, Herbal Medicine, Immunity, tonic herbs, Wellness

Astragalus membranaceus (monograph by Dan Sipple 2015) Constituents The biologically active constituents of most medicinal significance in Astragalus are the Polysaccharides and Saponins. The remaining components of Astragalus include triterpenoid Saponins (Astragalosides I to VIII) Isoflavonoids, Polysaccharides, Phytosterols (including Beta-sitosterol), Flavonoids, Essential oils, and Amino acids. Summary of actions: Immune-enhancing Immunomodulatory Hepatoprotective Antiviral Adaptogen Cardiotonic…