Posts Tagged "autoimmune"

Bone Broth

Posted by on Jul 26, 2014 in Nutrition | Comments Off on Bone Broth

Immune Boosting Bone Broth   Making homemade broth is healthy, inexpensive and immune boosting.  It is easy to prepare over the weekend to drink/ use for the week or freeze some for later.  The major constituents of bones and bone broth contain the bone marrow,  cartilage, glycine and proline , collagen and gelatin , and minerals; broths have been used for generations to improve digestion and boost one’s immune system.  When you make broth, you are extracting the high mineral content and gelatin out of the bones into the broth.  The broth has a soothing...

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Zonulin and Its Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Studies | Comments Off on Zonulin and Its Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function

Zonulin and its regulation of intestinal barrier function: the biological door to inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer.   Fasano A.   Abstract The primary functions of the gastrointestinal tract have traditionally been perceived to be limited to the digestion and absorption of nutrients and to electrolytes and water homeostasis. A more attentive analysis of the anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract, however, suggests that another extremely important function of this organ is its ability to regulate the trafficking of macromolecules between the...

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