Is SIBO the culprit to your digestive problems? Here is what you need to know.

Tennee | January 7, 2018

Radiant Reality Blog | SIBO - Stomach Pain

 

Your internal ecology is the key to your health.

I liken this ecology to a rainforest, existing in symbiotic harmony with the creatures and plants that live there. With a balanced ecosystem, life exists as nature intended, reflecting a healthy terrain.

 

However, when the ecosystem goes out of balance due to environmental changes, disruption often occurs causing damage. The end result of this disruption manifests as new species of plants and animals not indigenous to the area move in and take over the weaker or less dominant plants and animals. The long term results ultimately create a process that can set the stage for imbalance and disease.


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Colostrum: Health benefits of natures first superfood.

Tennee | August 7, 2017

Radiant Reality Blog | Colostrum - Health Benefits of Natures First Superfood

Colostrum has a lengthy history of therapeutic uses and benefits. Known best as natures “first food”, I first came across its use while studying Ayurveda.

In India, Ayurvedic physicians have used colostrum for thousands of years to help heal the body and enhance longevity. It is also used by India’s Rishis (spiritual teachers) as an exception to their vegan diet, for its spiritual and physiological benefits.

In Europe, colostrum has been a traditional folk remedy and tonic.

In the United States, conventional doctors have consistently used colostrum as a natural antibiotic prior to the introduction of sulfa drugs and penicillin and in the 1950s colostrum was implemented in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

It was also used in 1950 by Dr Albert Sabin, (the researcher who developed the first oral vaccine for poliomyelitis) who found that colostrum contained antibodies against polio.


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Your sleep can make or break your health! 9 ways to Elevate your Sleep

Tennee | September 25, 2016

Radiant Reality Blog | 9 Ways to Elevate Your Sleep | Thomas Dekker_Quote On Sleep

 

In this day and age most people operate at full speed on all cylinders from morning until night.

 

The momentum needed to keep everything going as we work and raise families can leave us “wired and tired”.

As a result, the circadian rhythm that governs the natural cycles of the body can go awry.

 

One of the end results of this tail spin can show up in our sleep patterns. So its not surprising that when it comes to decompressing at night time, nearly 1/3 of Americans are sleep deprived. That means they struggle to get to sleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed.


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Top 3 Ways to Boost your Brain with Neurogenesis

Tennee | March 25, 2016

Radiant Reality Blog | Neurogenesis | Brain

Neurogenesis is a new buzz word in the community of biohacking and there have been revolutionary discoveries in this new frontier regarding brain health.

 

I dove head first into this field of study two years ago while studying Functional Diagnostic Nutrition and recently devoured two books on brain health that have radically changed my perspective on the healing process. “Why isn’t my brain working?” by Dr. Datis Kharrazian explores the brain gut connection, and “Brain Maker” by Dr. David Perlmutter explores the microbiota and its connection to brain and body health.

 

Well the good news is, there are a multitude of ways we can support our brain function and neurogenesis may hold the key to optimizing and unlocking your brains longevity factor.


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What is leaky gut and how do you heal it?

Tennee | February 11, 2016

Radiant Reality Blog | Leaky Gut | Healing

I was enrolled this last winter in a digestive intensive with Andrea Nakayama exploring the role of the gut in healing chronic illness.

This topic hits very close to home for me as I have been working to strengthen my own families gut health for the past 5 years.

This intensive provided an eye opening amount of detailed information pertaining to how we can heal this incredibly complex and interconnected system and why its such a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to healing the body. 

The truth of the matter is that, the gut is implicated in every single system in the body and 70% of all americans dysfunction in their lifetime.

So whether a person is dealing with depression, skin conditions, allergies, MSautoimmune conditions, cancer, etc... it is simply impossible to address issues without taking a serious look at the workings of the gut.

Leaky gut is also intricately linked to autoimmunity. Dr David Brady speaks about the autoimmune trifecta in which he states that in order for autoimmunity to occur, there needs to be a perfect storm of three biological factors:

  1. Genetic Predisposition
  2. The makeup of the bacteria in the gut
  3. The compromised integrity of permeability of the gut aka, (leaky gut)

Andrea Nakayama provides a metaphor that describes this trifecta as a three legged stool where a overactive immune system “gremlin” can climb. “Without each of those legs in place there is no stool to stand upon, and two of those legs are related to the health of our gut.”

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