Gut Health

Gut Health is the key to unlocking the front door to Optimal Wellness. “LeakyGut” or Intestinal Hyper-permeability can lead to systemic inflammation, triggering chronic disease symptoms and autoimmune conditions.

Learn how and why the Gut is the cornerstone for optimizing health, and what to do to reclaim your vitality!

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Gas Bloating Belly Bloat

You Don’t Have to Live with Gas + Belly Bloat! 

Gas and bloating can be bothersome, uncomfortable and downright embarrassing, but with 10 to 20 percent of adults experiencing belching and flatulence on the daily. It seems these seldom-spoken-about symptoms are more common than you might expect! After all, gas and bloating are a normal part of the digestion process [1]. These symptoms alone aren’t […]

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Don’t Suffer in Silence: Constipation + Diarrhea

Do you struggle with alternating constipation and/or diarrhea? Most people have had the occasional upset stomach after a heavy meal. A few have even experienced nausea and diarrhea the morning after a long night out. Now, imagine having these symptoms on a regular basis. Without a doubt, it would affect your quality of life. Between […]

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Got IBS? The cause might be Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Although the number of people with Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) remains unknown, studies on this highly misunderstood and often unknown condition suggests that between 6-15%​ of healthy people have it, while up to ​80%​ of people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have developed this illness. The stats suggest you may be dealing with a […]

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IBS + SIBO: A Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner’s Story

Who knows what it’s like to be told at a young age you have IBS – irritable bowel syndrome? I do. This frustrating diagnosis made for copious amounts of anxiety when heading on dates, vacations and special moments. After all, I never knew if Sir diarrhea , Representative gas or Princess nausea might arrive, ugh! […]

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Natural Seasonal Allergy Support + Remedies!

Seasonal allergies are the pits! Spring has sprung and so has the pollen count across the country! From Bend, Oregon and across the entire country, warmer temperatures means more pollen in the air which explains all of the coughing, sneezing, stuffy head, and congestion you’ve been experiencing. In Central Oregon, we’re dealing with an unusually […]

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Mood Food – A Functional Medicine Nutrition Approach to Happiness

How your diet affects your mood! As of 2019, major depression is listed as the number 2 most costly chronic illness in the US. Depression and anxiety often go hand in hand. Most of us know that stress, lack of sleep, busy lives and trauma are common triggers to unstable mood patterns. However, did you know […]

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How To Hack Flu Season

TIPS & TRICKS TO HACK THE FLU SEASON Well, it’s that time of year again: Cold and Flu season. School has begun and the germs are in the air. That’s because children easily carry and spread illness. Ultimately, each of us has a responsibility to protect our bodies and maximize our immune system. But with […]

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Vitamin B3 (Niacin): The Feel Good Vitamin!

Why Vitamin B3 (aka Niacin) makes you feel GOOD! If you’re not feeling optimal, you may have a Vitamin B3 (aka Niacin) deficiency as every part of your body needs it to function! Inspired Health Practitioners offer comprehensive holistic health consults, and our apothecary includes only the most efficacious and safe nutraceuticals, prescribed in customized doses […]

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6 Common Causes of Leaky Gut

The 6 Common Causes of Leaky Gut: Gastrointestinal Disease: IBS, IBD, Celiac, Diverticulitis, Gastroenteritis, etc. Imbalance of Gut Flora = Dysbiosis [1]: Yeast [2], Gram negative bacteria[3], SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth), Parasites [4]. Food Allergies + Food Sensitivities: Gluten/Wheat and Cross Reactive Foods with Gluten are the biggest culprits [5,6,7,8]. Stress + Hormonal Imbalance: […]

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