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Chronic Fatigue and Leaky Gut - It's Proven

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2021 11:05:05 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in The Scoop on Poop, Autoimmune Disease, Gut Repair, Brain Health, Chronic Illness and Disease

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It's not just a gut feeling. There is tangible evidence that CFS Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is either accompanied or caused by gram negative enterobacteria that migrates through the gut wall. Normally kept in check by tight gap junctions in the intestines, these enterobacteria translocate easily through a permeable mucosa membrane causing elevated IgM and IgA markers for endotoxins in the blood. This in turn causes systemic oxidative stress. 

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Do you have Leaky Skin?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2021 6:13:17 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Detoxification, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Gut Repair

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While leaky gut has become a well known term, leaky skin is worthy of some attention, especially in these times of frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizers. Leaky skin is connected to leaky gut and often times leaky gut first presents as skin issues. Leaky skin is not as effective as healthy skin at keeping allergens out. You can have leaky skin allergens cross the epithelial barrier and trigger an immune response. Leaky skin also makes it more likely to absorb potentially hazardous chemicals, which might cause reactions in the skin or systemic toxicity. Conventional treatments for atopic dermatitis often miss addressing the the underlying causes, and lead to overzealous hygiene routines which worsen the issues. Antibiotic prescriptions are also common in dermatology, and excessive use has created the emergence of "superbugs". With a naturopathic approach to atopic dermatitis, we want to support a healthy microbiome and restore skin hydration and Ph to improve skin barrier function. We recommend a few good companies who make non-toxic skin care products. 

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Lupus and your Gut - Autoimmune Disease - Turn your Dirty Genes Off with Ozone Therapies

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2021 9:16:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Autoimmune Disease, Gut Repair

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It's not in your head.  It's in your gut.  Changes in your mucosal lining in your gut lead to leaky gut and eventually autoimmune diseases like lupus.  

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Nutrient Therapy For ADHD, Mood and Behavioral Disorders.

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2021 8:58:13 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Child and Teen Health, Detoxification, Gut Repair, Healthy Living, Brain Health

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There is no debate that ADHD diagnoses have significantly increased over the past decade, but why? According to the American Psychiatric Association says that 5% of children have ADHD. However, other studies in the US have estimated much higher numbers. For example, in a 2016 Centers for disease control and Prevention study, scientists found that 6.1 million children (9.4%) ages 2-17 years old living in the US had been diagnosed with ADHD. So why is there such an increase of ADHD diagnosis?

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How Celiac Disease Increases Your Risk of Heart Disease

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 11, 2021 8:08:51 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Gut Repair, Heart Health, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Celiac disease affects one in 133 Americans.

It is four times more common today and 80% of individuals with celiac go undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed for years. Celiac and other autoimmune diseases; lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease are all linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Do you have celiac disease and don't know it?

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A Comprehensive Guide to Covid

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2021 3:55:34 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Gut Repair, Chronic Illness and Disease, Corona Virus

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Dr. Leo Galland, a distinguished functional medicine provider, sent me his comprehensive guide for Covid. It was done well and is worth sharing. We have successfully treated C-19 patients with ozone therapies and many of the clinical pearls he mentions in his guide. For those of you who read my blogs and are not yet patients - if there is a supplement mentioned in the guide - contact me and I can recommend a good source for you to obtain it directly. The good sources for nutraceuticals are not in big box stores or discounted online stores. www.secondnaturecare.com  845 358-8385

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Homeopathic Dermatology Natural Treatments for Skin Conditions

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2021 7:21:21 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Child and Teen Health, Autoimmune Disease, Gut Repair, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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1 out of every 4 patients has a skin disorder or condition, and in our practice we know treating skin disorders can be a challenge. We have also found that many topical ointments etc. suppress skin conditions rather then treat them. Many symptoms that appear on the skin are actually your body trying to heal itself and eliminate internal toxicity. We can help treat your inner toxicity to support outer beauty with our chelation programs. 

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Your Oral and Fecal Microbiome BiPolar Depression and Colon Cancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 13, 2021 7:35:43 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Detoxification, The Scoop on Poop, Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Gut Repair, Chronic Illness and Disease

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We offer GI MAP testing. You can't even get it in NYS, but because I am licensed as a primary care doctor in CT and VT - my patients have access. 

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Food Allergies Afraid to try new Foods?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Child and Teen Health, Autoimmune Disease, Gut Repair, Healthy Living, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

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Food Allergies are a big deal. They can cause minor symptoms and life-threatening symptoms that require an Epi Pen and emergency interventions. 

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Your Oral and Fecal Microbiome BiPolar Depression and Colon Cancer

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2020 3:53:53 PM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Detoxification, The Scoop on Poop, Autoimmune Disease, Ozone and Prolozone therapies, Gut Repair, Chronic Illness and Disease

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We offer GI MAP testing. You can't even get it in NYS, but because I am licensed as a primary care doctor in CT and VT - my patients have access. 

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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