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Probiotics: Not Just For Digestive Disorders

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP
Probiotics: Not Just for Digestive Disorders

Today many people suffer from digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, candida, ulcers and acid reflux. Currently, our country is facing an epidemic of digestive illness related to the foods we eat and our lifestyle (Lipsky, 2005). When we think of autoimmune diseases we think of conditions such as allergies, asthma, chronic fatigue, and rheumatoid arthritis.

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The True Facts About Cholesterol

by Leanne J. Sotir, PhD, RNCP

Cholesterol is a molecule in the sterol family. Sterols are waxy insoluble substances that are only soluble in fats and oils. Because the cholesterol molecule is not soluble in watery substances or blood, it needs to be carried through the bloodstream via lipoproteins. Lipoproteins are mixtures of proteins and fat molecules.

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