The Gentle Integrative Care Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can enhance your wellness, infinitely...

Elimination Eating – Is It Right for You?

Often when autoimmune disorders affect us, it's helpful to give the gut a rest by removing the foods that most commonly cause inflammation.  If you do a search, there are a variety of food plans that are titled “elimination” eating plans. They can be helpful, and it's...

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8 Steps To A More Bullet-Proof Mind and Body

The mind-body connection with our immune system is an important factor in making ourselves more “bullet-proof” when it comes to stressful situations. In 2013, scientists looked at how people responded to sudden stressors such as public speaking and challenging math...

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8 Steps To Soothing Grief During The Holidays

The holidays are  a joyous time. Winter is almost here, the hot chocolate is flowing, the snow is still fresh and beautiful, and we have more time to spend celebrating. However, the holidays can also be a time of great difficulty, especially if we are grieving a loss....

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Unraveling The Mystery Of The Gut-Immune Connection

Autoimmune Disease When we take a look at the causes of autoimmune disease, the most influential piece of the puzzle is the community of organisms that live in our gut.  The gut is the largest area of our bodies that is in contact with the outside world. In fact, if...

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Essential Steps to Change

When we consider taking a new path for our health it can feel a bit exciting, uncomfortable and sometimes downright overwhelming. Have you ever gotten stuck because change seems a little too difficult? Here are some simple tips. Set a date – be sure that you pick a...

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Five Obstacles to a Healthy Immune System

The immune system is one of our most important allies in our journey toward health and wellness. It defends us from bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. It cleans up damage from injury and helps us heal. When it completes these tasks it goes back into a relative...

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