5 Ways Probiotics Aid in Functional Medicine Therapy

By Staff of Forum Health Rochester Hills Most people are familiar with the word antibiotics, which describes an organism that kills unwanted bacteria in the body. However, you may be less familiar with the word probiotics, which may be equally essential to weight loss and good health. What are probiotics? Probiotics are most easily described as “good” bacteria, […]

The Gut Brain Connection + Plus 6 Foods to Boost Your Brain Function

Did you know that 20% of your daily caloric intake is used by your brain? Not only that, the kinds of foods you eat on a daily basis have an influence on everything from cognitive function, to mood, and mental wellbeing.   Your brain requires a lot of energy to keep your body and mind […]

Healthy Gut Tips for Summer

By Adrian Schirr of Forum Health Clarkston The gut is home to trillions of bacteria and other microbes that directly communicate with your brain and body. From the good bacteria to the bad, it thrives on balance. When the gut ecosystem is out of balance it can cause chronic disease, weight gain, hormone disorders, poor […]

Need a Reset? This is How Our Proven Gut Detox Program Works

You’re probably here because you’re looking to feel better – more energy, better sleep, less pain…the list goes on.   One of the key ways to improving your health is through eliminating toxins and repairing your gut microbiome. And at Forum Health, we believe so strongly this is the path to optimal wellness that our […]

Masterclass: What’s your poop telling you?

Poop is probably the last thing you want to talk about, but the truth is your stool is connected to important functions in your body and can tell you so much about your overall health.   In this masterclass, Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena of Forum Health Tampa and Lead Health Coach, Nicole Zeiner will help […]

Everything Begins in the Gut- Leaky Gut

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By Nan Sprouse, FNP-BC, FAAMM and Staff of Forum Health Knoxville Leaky gut is the result of a lack of intestinal enzymes necessary for digestion to happen. If the body cannot digest correctly, it cannot absorb vital nutrients. When this happens, you can experience immune dysfunction and hormone imbalance.   Abdominal bloating, excessive gas and […]

How to: Full-Day of No-Sugar Eating

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By Staff of Forum Health Knoxville What is your relationship with sugar like? Do you always say YES to cake at parties and YES to chocolate for dessert?   Our bodies need sugar- but we are eating excessive amounts in America- to the point it is hurting our health.   Have you picked up a […]

Do You Suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome? (IBS)

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By Staff of Forum Health Clarkston If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) you are not alone. This was once a relatively rare disorder. IBS now affects about 30 percent of the US population. IBS is the most common reason for a referral to a gastroenterologist. IBS is a malfunction in the digestive tract causing […]

What Your Bowel Movements Reveal About Your Health

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By Staff of Forum Health Clarkston Unless you’re the parent of a toddler who has just mastered “going potty,” poop is probably not a hot topic in your household. But the composition of what you deposit into the toilet has important implications for health.   Did you know the features of fecal matter—such as the […]

Making the Choice for Healthy Dietary Fats

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By Terri Caunt, R.N., B.S.N. of Forum Health Clarkston Our bodies need healthy fats. Cell walls are made of a double layer of fat, the brain is composed of 65-70% fat, and fats provide protective padding to the joints. Healthy fats and oils in the diet promote an increased feeling of fullness, called satiety, because […]