Side effects of acid blockers - gut health, reflux, heartburn, PPIs

Side effects of acid blockers - gut health, reflux, heartburn, PPIs

You can stay on acid blockers as long as you want. Nothing is stopping you. And you may or may not see side effects (short-term or long-term). Many don't. But if you don't need to stay on them then why do it? 1) They are what we know and use, right?2) They are readily available. 3) Doctors suggest them A LOT. And doctors know. 4) It is what people do. But what if there were another way to help with reflux, heartburn, etc. w/o the long-term need for acid blockers? What if there was a way to ease off of...

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Why aren't reflux & heartburn a quick fix? - gut health, reflux, heartburn, antiacids

Why aren't reflux & heartburn a quick fix? - gut health, reflux, heartburn, antiacids

Are you feeling like you're constantly battling your reflux and heartburn issues no matter what you do? I was once there, it was horrible. If too much stomach acid is only one of the thirteen causes of reflux/heartburn, why in the world is everyone blocking stomach acid to address reflux/heartburn? Answers:1) Acid blockers work fast, and when you have reflux/heartburn you want fast relief2) There are no other fast solutions so people go with #13) Blocking acid is super cheap and convenient4) Doctors suggest itProblems:1) Acid blockers are not meant to be a long-term answer for most people2) If you...

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Does this sound like you? - gut health, stress, mood

Does this sound like you? - gut health, stress, mood

Burned out?Tired all day but can't sleep at night?Weight gain due to elevated cortisol levels?Need antidepressants but don't like their side effects?Is 💩 the best representation of how you feel daily?Does PMS make you miserable and miserable to be around?Are you going through menopause?Are you tired, angry, moody, irritable, ornery, and frustrated?You may need Stress Complex. Okay, I'll just say it, you do.We're not being critical, we were there too. We also needed Stress Complex because life can be rough (even if you are doing everything right). That's why we formulated it. We tested, tested, and tested ingredients and ingredient...

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What causes depression? - gut health, saffron, antidepressants

What causes depression? - gut health, saffron, antidepressants

I message and work with people who have depression daily. My family struggles with it. I struggle with it. While I have worked hard to improve my gut health, my depression was still there. But this alone didn't fix my depression issues. I also exercise regularly, eat healthy, take walks, etc., but my depression was still there. It was not until I loaded up on a specific blend of saffron and l-theanine to help reduce my high-stress levels and balance out my mood issues that I was able (after about 8-10 weeks) to start to ween off of Tradozone (for...

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Supplements to calm ADHD - gut health, focus, attention

Supplements to calm ADHD - gut health, focus, attention

Do you struggle focusing? Same.And when I'm not focused it affects everything. In school, it affected my grades. As an adult, it affects my work.For my children it affects their grades, how they interact with friends, behaviors, etc. For years, I have combined l-theanine with caffeine. It works great for me. And then I added in saffron. This works even better. As an adult, I take about 200 mg of caffeine, 100 mg of l-theanine, and 30 mg of saffron (the kind shown to help with attention deficit issues). This gives me a good 8 hours of very focused energy....

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The right type of saffron can help with menopause related issues - gut health, womens health, menopause, saffron

The right type of saffron can help with menopause related issues - gut health, womens health, menopause, saffron

Menopause is a major physical and mental change for many women. Saffron may help with the mental and physical discomforts associated with menopause (perimenopause, post-menopause, etc.). Specific to menopause, it may help with hot flashes, sleep, sex drive, and depression.The research for saffron covers everything from stress and depression to improved libido, weight loss, lower anxiety, better sleep, and lower cortisol levels. This ingredient is very broad in its benefits and extremely effective. The secret to using saffron is to use a potent and effective extract with a high percentage of active compounds. There are only a few of these....

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Elevated stress affects the skin - gut health, acne, psoriasis, eczema

Elevated stress affects the skin - gut health, acne, psoriasis, eczema

Stress doesn't just stop with gut problems and depression. It hits the skin hard too. When stress elevates, the skin produces more oil. This causes acne.When stress elevates it suppresses the immune system and increases inflammation in the body worsening eczema. Stress triggers psoriasis and rosacea. Stress is a collagen killer (causing wrinkles). Stress accelerates the aging process. The inflammation from stress causes dryness and triggers rashes and hives. Generally speaking, elevated stress (elevated cortisol) is a total wreck on skin health. That's why we formulated Stress Complex. Stress Complex is our response to helping with stress and elevated cortisol...

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Are you burned out? - gut health, stress, sleep

Are you burned out? - gut health, stress, sleep

I passed burnout 4 years ago. Here is what people told me to do:1) Take breaks2) Meditate3) Eat healthy4) Exercise5) Take a vacation6) Change jobs7) Talk to othersBut it didn't work. Vacations and taking breaks even put me further behind.😒 I have 5 active/busy children, 3 companies to manage, and coach (for about 6 months out of the year). What do I do? 1) I take Stress Complex twice a day. One capsule in the morning and one capsule at night. This takes the edge off of all that I have to deal with during the day and lets me...

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Signs of high blood pressure - gut health, stress, blood pressure, saffron

Signs of high blood pressure - gut health, stress, blood pressure, saffron

Can saffron help manage high blood pressure? Yes. It can. In several of our pre-launch tests, people who used the new saffron in Stress Complex noticed their blood pressure improved.*Stress Complex is for more than just mood, stress, anxiousness, poor sleep, irritability, and struggling to cope with life. It also may help manage blood pressure.*You can find Stress Complex here.*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.

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PMS Issues? - gut health, stress, pms, womens health

PMS Issues? - gut health, stress, pms, womens health

PMS problems? Want some help? Yes, taking the RIGHT form of saffron has been shown to help reduce PMS problems. Not all forms of saffron work the same (trust us, we've tried a LOT of them). We were working to launch a product for stress and then found in our one-on-one pre-launch testing that using a specific type of saffron was helping a lot of women with normally really bad PMS issues. That was not what we were looking for, but it happened nonetheless. It worked for a lot of women. Having 4 daughters, this was great news. Does it...

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Stress Complex and sleep - gut health, stress, anxiety, sleep

Stress Complex and sleep - gut health, stress, anxiety, sleep

Not only did I sleep like garbage for years, but when I did sleep I had to take heavy-duty meds to get there (Trazodone and/or Melatonin). And when I am tired, I am super unpleasant. We get asked all the time about sleep. So many of us need better/more sleep and struggle getting there but we also don't want to take strong medications for it either.Silver Fern™ played with alternative sleep ingredient options for years, weighed the pros and cons of the ingredients, tested the efficacy, and never launched a sleep product because we just weren't pleased with what we...

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Signs of adrenal fatigue - gut health, mental health, stress

Signs of adrenal fatigue - gut health, mental health, stress

When a person has been under stress for a long time they may have what's been called by some as adrenal fatigue. Some may call it burnout. Some may call it exhaustion. The fact is that when the body has been under stress for an extended period of time it does start to feel like it is going to shut down or like it just isn't functioning properly anymore. We do know for a fact that stress hammers the gut and the gut-brain axis is real. So, could stress over an extended period of time cause elevated inflammatory markers in...

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Do you have chronic stress? - gut health, stress, worry, mental health

Do you have chronic stress? - gut health, stress, worry, mental health

This was all me. I couldn't slow it down for anything. Even with all of my life changes, I finally had to jump on anti-depressants. And they helped. But anti-depressants come with side effects. They just do. But what do you do when you feel like life is out of control? What do you do when you feel like you are in a constant pressure cooker? You do anything you can to get it to go away. I tried exercise, diet changes, goal setting, better time management, gut health, yoga, reading, turning my phone off at night, etc. At the...

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Signs of elevated cortisol levels - gut health, cortisol, stress

Signs of elevated cortisol levels - gut health, cortisol, stress

Bad stuff happens when cortisol levels are elevated and stay elevated. Chronic stress will do this to you. Why is cortisol a big deal? 1️⃣ Manages your stress response2️⃣ Manages your metabolism3️⃣ Helps with Inflammation management4️⃣ Regulates blood pressure5️⃣ Regulates blood sugar6️⃣ Helps control the sleep-wake cycle Did you know that you can naturally help reduce cortisol by up to 44% with only 30 grams of a very specific saffron per day? The same group that did that research suggests that a higher dose of that same saffron may even do better at helping with elevated cortisol levels. Personally speaking,...

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Benefits of a high quality saffron - gut health, stress, mood, cortisol

Benefits of a high quality saffron - gut health, stress, mood, cortisol

Obviously, not all saffron works this way. Only the BEST standardizations with the highest concentrations of the key actives that are highly bioavailable work this well. We know they are not all the same. We've tried most of them. We are 100% certain quality varies in saffron. After 3+ years of searching for a stress product, we finally found a combination of ingredients that LITERALLY makes us happy.☺️ Like literally. It was not an easy search and we weren't settling for anything but the best. 😴It helps us sleep. 😀It helps us feel good. ✅It helps us cope better with...

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Can saffron help with feelings of sadness and anxiousness? - gut health, stress, mood, anxious

Can saffron help with feelings of sadness and anxiousness? - gut health, stress, mood, anxious

Personally speaking, I do struggle with depression issues and have for years. My primary issues are stress, anxiousness, irritability, sleep problems, weight gain, and anxiety. Are there natural ways to help with depression issues? Yes. What's the truth with saffron and depression? It isn't a drug prescribed by a doctor. So, I can't actually say much with respect to depression. But if you do your own research with saffron compared to fluoxetine, for example, you may find it helpful and interesting. Here's a little-known secret about the supplement industry:In the supplement industry quality, stability, bioavailability, etc. (factors that affect how...

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Introducing Stress Complex, your new best friend when it comes to stress, mood, and sleep

Introducing Stress Complex, your new best friend when it comes to stress, mood, and sleep

To say we're excited about Stress Complex is an understatement. I'm telling you now, this is a "can't live without it" product. But why is a gut health supplement company launching a product focused on mood?Believe it or not, stress is one of the top three things that wrecks your gut. Chronic stress does a number on your whole body. As a gut-focused company, we spent years searching for a blend of ingredients that would help with stress (and sleep, mood, focus, anxiousness, etc.) Nothing we found was worth considering until now. Stress Complex is our response to stress, irritability,...

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Bad breath can be caused by gut health issues - gut health, bad breath

Bad breath can be caused by gut health issues - gut health, bad breath

Do you do all the things (brush, gargle, floss) when it comes to oral hygiene but still have bad breath? Then what? If you have gut issues, that may be the next best place to look. Candida overgrowth, bacterial imbalances, SIBO, IBS, GERD, h. pylori overgrowth, etc are gut problems that may be associated with your bad breath and can be cleaned up. Not to get too personal, but years ago when I had bad reflux issues I used to burp up the most foul-smelling stuff. Even I was shocked by how bad it was. I had no idea how...

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Why would a gut health company focus on vaginitis? - gut health, skin health

Why would a gut health company focus on vaginitis? - gut health, skin health

Question:Why would a gut health company focus on vaginitis? Answer:✅We get asked about it all the time. ✅Our science team is mostly comprised of women (our chief science officer is a woman). ✅Vaginitis is an imbalance. We help with imbalances. As a gut company, we are always going to suggest an inside-out approach to all imbalances. The process of helping clean up the gut takes time and you may have some immediate skin-related needs that need to be addressed quickly.As I said, it's something we get asked about all the time, "what about a topical product for...?" This approach covers...

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Nano Gel & athlete's foot issues - gut health, Nano Gel

Nano Gel & athlete's foot issues - gut health, Nano Gel

Yes, athlete's foot is a fungal problem. Did you know that Nano Gel is also really good for helping with athlete's foot? Nano Gel is how we address as many topical issues as possible in one product. Away from Athlete's Foot, Nano Gel also helps with :1) Cuts2) Scrapes3) Burns4) "Imbalances of the skin" like jock itch and those awkward flare-ups in places we shall not mention on social mediaWith Nano Gel you get a huge range of coverage in one product. It is affordable.When our research and science team went to work searching for the best way to help...

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Problems with frequent sinus infections - gut health, immune support, sinus

Problems with frequent sinus infections - gut health, immune support, sinus

Imagine being constantly sick during cold and flu season. Not just sick but always needing an antibiotic to get better and even then, those quit working. If this sounds like you, we get it. Our owner/cofounder was like this for years and it was frustrating for everyone involved (ie. his wife too).Frustration led to engaging a microbiologist/gut expert to help him. Phil was customer #1 before Silver Fern™ existed. Our microbiologist/gut expert helped Phil build up his immune system through gut health and the rest is history. This build-up didn't include zinc, vitamin C, and elderberry, Phil was already taking...

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Signs of a yeast infection - gut health, pathogen

Signs of a yeast infection - gut health, pathogen

The reality of yeast infections is severe itching and burning. Three in four women experience some form of a yeast infection in their life and most women will have multiple yeast infections in their lifetime. You can use OTC antifungal medication. You can use prescription antifungal medication. You can reduce sugar intake. You can use probiotics, garlic, coconut oil, boric acid, etc. But you may still find that your yeast infection keeps coming back. Sound familiar? We are asked about yeast infections daily, it's something we've been working on for quite some time. We now help with fungal issues all...

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Tired of bad diarrhea/loose stools? - gut health, immunoglobulins, antibodies

Tired of bad diarrhea/loose stools? - gut health, immunoglobulins, antibodies

Are you anxious to finally address your constant diarrhea/loose stool issues once and for all? It's a really miserable way to live.Have we helped thousands of people just like you? 👍🏼Is it overly complicated? Surprisingly, no.You may find that high doses of immunoglobulins are the answer. Immunoglobulins are antibodies, we are specifically talking about oral antibodies you can consume. This approach is very effective except for those with certain types of bile acid malabsorption. Why does it work? Immunoglobulins soak up all the garbage in the gut associated with IBS, SIBO, etc. They soak up everything from candida and mycotoxins...

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Candida of the skin - gut health, skin health, candida

Candida of the skin - gut health, skin health, candida

We love an inside-out approach to imbalances. But sometimes, you may have a need for a topical response to these imbalances. We are thrilled to announce that we now have Nano Gel to pair with our Pathogen Protocol for all things candida overgrowth-related. Nano Gel is a topical ointment that can be used for all things candida overgrowth-related outside of the body. We pair the Pathogen Protocol and Nano Gel together if the issue is more than just "skin deep." If you have any questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.  

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Awkward skin issues? We can help - gut health, skin, microbiome

Awkward skin issues? We can help - gut health, skin, microbiome

This isn't a beauty product. We frequently get asked about awkward skin issues from a wide range of causes. Yes, there are awkward skin issues. At Silver Fern™ we like a complete top-to-bottom response to issues so that we can get to the root cause of the issues and not just put a bandaid on it. Those awkward skin problems that flare up can be helped.Nano Gel is a topical application for everything from scratches, cuts, and burns to itchy skin, rashes, and stuff we aren't going to mention on social media that may make some people blush. We pair...

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What can you do to help with sexually transmitted

What can you do to help with sexually transmitted "problems?" - gut health, rash

  How embarrassing are sexually transmitted problems? So embarrassing. And so awkward. We hear about these issues all the time.Antibiotics are an option. That's true, they're a common approach to helping with these issues.We like to take an inside-out approach but also immediately apply some help to the surface (where needed).You may find that Nano Gel is helpful for skin-related problems, as a topical application. For those of you saying, "MAY" please be mindful that as a supplement company, all we are allowed to say is "MAY."You may find that our Pathogen Protocol is helpful for helping these issues from the inside.This process is...

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Introducing Nano Gel - skin health, rashes, burns

Introducing Nano Gel - skin health, rashes, burns

Our family has been testing and using this for literally over two years. We use it for any and all skin-related problems. ⁠⁠If you're familiar with the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you'll recall the father using Windex on everything, including skin issues. Nano Gel is our "Windex" for skin issues, the only difference is Nano Gel actually works. ⁠⁠Like most, we used to use a common OTC ointment for skin issues for years that worked well, but not since Nano Gel. Nano Gel works better.⁠⁠We've used it on:⁠✅ Skin irritations or rashes⁠✅ Scrapes & cuts⁠✅ Burns⁠✅ Skin issues...

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What can you do to help with your immune system for cold & flu season (and other v*ruses)? - gut health, immune system, sinus infection

What can you do to help with your immune system for cold & flu season (and other v*ruses)? - gut health, immune system, sinus infection

The "C" word that must not be mentioned in social media does come with several discomforts for sure. And those discomforts can mirror sinus infections in many ways. Many people are also fighting long-"C" where the problems just linger and linger and linger (much like a sinus infection problem). Our approach to both "C" and Sinus Infections is the same. We aggressively clean up the sinus area and we like to suggest an aggressive plan for building up the immune system. No, our immune system plan is not loaded with vitamin C, zinc, and elderberry. Those are great, but I...

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What helps bind to mycotoxins? - gut health, detox, immunoglobulins, antibodies

What helps bind to mycotoxins? - gut health, detox, immunoglobulins, antibodies

Various fungal problems can cause bad health problems by releasing mycotoxins. "Mycotoxins are toxic substances that some fungi produce." (What are the effects of black mold exposure? MedicalNewsToday)Immunoglobulins have been shown to strongly bind to mycotoxins. To be clear, right now the research is specific to AFG1 and AFB2 mycotoxins. The science team strongly believes that immunoglobulins bind to other mycotoxins as well, but that still needs to be proven in the research although the initial research supports it. It makes sense. But we do NOT have all the research on all mycotoxins being bound by immunoglobulins.We love combining frequency-activated...

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5 signs you have FODMAP intolerances - gut health, digestive enzymes, FODMAP

5 signs you have FODMAP intolerances - gut health, digestive enzymes, FODMAP

What do you do if you are constantly bloated? What if you wake up in the morning with a flat stomach and then by the end of the day you look "6 months pregnant?" Do you want a fast fix or a long-term answer? For most people, the fast fix is to load up on FODMAP enzymes with meals. Easy peasy (if your bloating is caused by FODMAP foods). You are welcome. Happy Thanksgiving. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year!!!The long-term solution is to fix stuff in your gut. This is not fast, but it will help.You work on motility.You totally...

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What can you do after gallbladder removal? - gut health, digestive enzymes, bile production

What can you do after gallbladder removal? - gut health, digestive enzymes, bile production

Gallbladder removal is no joke. But it doesn't end there, now that you don't have a gallbladder what can you do to help those discomforts? This is something we get asked about all the time. We recommend helping:✅Improve digestion✅Increase bile production What we find is that taking the right enzymes improves your ability to digest food and reduces discomforts associated with inefficient digestion. There are 3 secrets to using enzymes:1️⃣ Take the right enzymes to address the issues you are having.(There are different types of enzymes, you need to take the right enzymes to address your needs.)2️⃣ Take enzymes BEFORE...

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Starchy vegetables vs. grain-based foods - gut health, carbs, vegetables, diet

Starchy vegetables vs. grain-based foods - gut health, carbs, vegetables, diet

So, what carbs should you be getting daily? A bit of both it turns out. If you're on the macro diet, loading up on carbs isn't ideal. Also not ideal for low-carb diets. And loading up on carbs is not something people on the Keto Diet are interested in. If you are looking to get the most nutrients from your foods and find balance in your diet, it turns out that you are best to consume a bit of both starchy vegetables and grain-based foods daily. If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silvefernbrand.

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The best way to soak up pathogens - gut health, immunoglobulins, cleanse

The best way to soak up pathogens - gut health, immunoglobulins, cleanse

I don't care what antimicrobial herb (oregano, clove, echinacea, etc.) or antibiotic you are in love with as your end-all-be-all for "imbalances" or "infections," there's honestly nothing better to take with it than oral immunoglobulins/antibodies to soak up the garbage in your system when your antifungal/antibacterial products are attacking pathogens. Many of you love colostrum. Why is colostrum effective? It is high in antibodies/immunoglobulins. Why is breastmilk so good for babies? It is loaded with nutrients AND it also contains antibodies (specifically IgA). IgA works via immune exclusion. IgG also works by way of immune exclusion. They use the same...

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How are eczema & psoriasis connected? - gut health, autoimmune, skin

How are eczema & psoriasis connected? - gut health, autoimmune, skin

Eczema and psoriasis are two different and distinct issues. But they both involve the immune system in different ways. Both are immune system malfunction problems.Is eczema an autoimmune disease? Not technically. Is psoriasis an autoimmune condition? Yes. Are both connected to gut health? Yes. Can cleaning up the gut and boosting short-chain fatty acid production help both issues? Yes. Based on the science, should your gut health protocol/program help with skin issues? If your protocol is focused on decreasing immune activation and increasing short-chain fatty acids then it should. 👍🏼Can a poor diet muck all this up and continue to...

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Asthma - gut health,  immune system

Asthma - gut health, immune system

Where did your asthma come from (slide 2)? What causes it to go crazy (anything that hurts the gut)?What do you do about it? I think it is very safe to say that poor gut health (whether you know it or not and whether you feel like you have poor gut health or not) affects the immune system, which in turn causes asthma and allergy issues. Stress, poor diet, irritants, allergies, infections, viruses (cold/flu/COVID), and gut issues can all cause asthma problems. What's the answer?1) Clean up the gut.2) Strengthen the gut barrier (mucus layer, mucosal barrier, epithelial layer).3) Decrease...

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Eczema & the gut - gut health, skin issues, eczema

Eczema & the gut - gut health, skin issues, eczema

The gut microbiome and the skin are connected. When the one is off, so is the other. An inflammatory issue in the gut can cause inflammatory issues in the skin. An overactive immune system is for sure a contributor to this. “One bigger theory is attributed to Professor C. Akdis and his remarkable epithelial hypothesis: in short, the first problem is a leaky gut and leaky skin barrier, and then the bacterial imbalance (dysbiosis) follows that. A number of environmental factors, including things like microplastics and pollutants seem to contribute to this..."Dr. Peter Lio, clinical assistant professor of dermatology and...

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Can exercise improve your gut health? - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, mucosal support, leaky gut

Can exercise improve your gut health? - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, mucosal support, leaky gut

BUT....Intense and prolonged exercise can negatively impact gut lining integrity (leaky gut) and the microbiome. Here's the key: moderately intense exercise is great for the gut. If you are doing intense and rigorous exercise on a regular basis you may very well need a very good gut health protocol to pair with it. That's just the science. Here is another thought: Heavy exercise requires good nutrient absorption for rebuilding. Poor gut health (weak/damaged mucosal barrier in the small intestine) causes poor nutrient absorption. Wouldn't you want to pair a science based gut build up protocol with your exercise and healthy...

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Celiac Disease - gut health, autoimmune

Celiac Disease - gut health, autoimmune

You may not know this:Our initial protocol structure ideas came from a Dr. Cynthia Rudert (M.D., F.A.C.P.) Gastroenterologist /Celiac Doctor. The time for how long to use the immunoglobulins and probiotics for autoimmune issues (w/Celiac included) came from studying her methods. She's brilliant. Two points shocked me. 1️⃣ Yes, genes (HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 genes) are involved in the development of Celiac Disease. Roughly 30-40% of people carry those genes. But only 2% develop celiac disease. We also know that people with Celiac Disease are prone to other autoimmune disorders. What does all this mean? It seems to suggest that the...

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Post-Covid Syndrome - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, immunoglobulins

Post-Covid Syndrome - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, immunoglobulins

COVID is now a part of our lives. It doesn't seem to be going anywhere. AND Your gut health may be the key influence to determining how you recover from COVID. 👍🏼Certain key strains of bacteria "...speeds long COVID recovery." Cambridge University Hospitals✅Both probiotics and prebiotics may be beneficial✅Immunoglobulins are also shown to be helpful for COVID recovery✅Olive leaf extract has also shown to be helpful against COVID. (This is one reason I load up on MucoSave® daily and especially during cold/flu season.)Your gut health can determine how severe your reaction to COVID is and then it can determine how...

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MucoSave® is more than just for reflux, heartburn, gastritis, and low stomach acid - gut health, reflux

MucoSave® is more than just for reflux, heartburn, gastritis, and low stomach acid - gut health, reflux

I take MucoSave® daily in in multiple doses of 400 mg per day for a wide range of issues that have nothing to do with reflux, heartburn, gastritis, low stomach acid, histamine intolerances, or nutrient absorption. Check out the second slide to see all the other reasons this is a killer ingredient.MucoSave® contains a good amount of olive leaf polyphenols and prickly pear cactus polysaccharides (straight from Italy). 📣After nearly 8 months, we have finally approved a new flavor for Reflux. It is a Peach Mango flavor. No acid. It does contain stevia, monk fruit and natural flavors (the natural...

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What's causing all of your underlying issues? - gut health, microbiome, gut imbalance

What's causing all of your underlying issues? - gut health, microbiome, gut imbalance

Ready to get to the bottom of those issues instead of using a "band-aid?" We hear it all the time, you're not alone.In order to address underlying issues, you need to know what they are. And believe it or not, while the consequences of these underlying issues are many the underlying causes are pretty much the same. Imbalances in the gut are ground zero for issues starting. This is caused by a wide range of things from antibiotics and other prescription meds to stress and poor diet. Would COVID/cold/flu cause imbalances? Yes, they would. What about food poisoning? That would...

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3 common signs your gut health is bad - gut health, probiotics, sleep, mood, energy

3 common signs your gut health is bad - gut health, probiotics, sleep, mood, energy

Yes, "dragging butt" may also mean you have gut issues. Yes, "ornery" is also a sign of gut issues. Yes, "sleepy with poor rest" is also a sign of gut issues. Your gut doesn't need to have constipation, diarrhea, food intolerances, reflux, heartburn, gas, and bloating to be unhealthy. If you feel like crap, you may have a gut imbalance. If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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Psoriasis: What's the gut connection? - gut health, autoimmune

Psoriasis: What's the gut connection? - gut health, autoimmune

Let's nerd out. 🤓Roughly 70%+ of your immune system is located in your gut. Since the microbiome and the immune system are strongly linked, the gut determines the education the immune cells get. A diverse and healthy microbiome results in a stronger gut barrier, less inflammation, and fewer health issues (like psoriasis). While psoriasis is genetic, it is the health of the immune system that makes it all happen. If you pair genetics for psoriasis with poor gut health you have the recipe for achieving psoriasis. A strong immune system is still the answer. Further, anything that is going to...

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5 reasons you can't lose weight - gut health, metabolism

5 reasons you can't lose weight - gut health, metabolism

The ups and downs of trying to manage my weight was MISERABLE. The older I got the tougher it was to lose the weight too. Holiday weight gain used to plague me every year like a bad head cold that never ended. From October to January 2nd I'd gain between 10 and 15 lbs. per year for about 20 years. Then from January-May I'd do various diets to drop it. I think over the years I have tried every diet, program, and drug available (not semaglutide, though). Btu this has changed. Now, I don't count calories. I don't diet. I...

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Does a poor immune system contribute to canker sores? - gut health, oral health

Does a poor immune system contribute to canker sores? - gut health, oral health

Stress, acidic food, injury inside the mouth, and other causes are known to be associated with cankers, but there are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to canker sores.But did you know that people with a poor immune system are more likely to have reoccurring big painful canker sores? What does this suggest? It suggests that you may want to work on your immune system to help with canker sores.And as for the "secret" for helping with canker sores. It has been shown that higher doses (1,000 mcg) of B12 at bed time can help prevent canker sores...

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Colostrum or Immunoglobulins? - gut health, immune support

Colostrum or Immunoglobulins? - gut health, immune support

Is colostrum good? ✅Yes.Are immunoglobulins better? ✅Yes. Colostrum is great for the immune system because it contains antibodies. Antibodies are also called immunoglobulins. "Immunoglobulins (Ig) or antibodies are glycoproteins produced by plasma cells." National Library of MedicineImmunoglobulinAn immunoglobulin concentrate is a higher concentration of antibodies than colostrum. The source is cleaner. The chances of sensitives and allergens are lower. An immunoglobulin concentrate is dairy free. A concentrate of immunoglobulins/antibodies is going to be better than colostrum. If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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It may not be gluten intolerance, it may be fructan intolerance - gut health, gluten, fructan, gas, bloating

It may not be gluten intolerance, it may be fructan intolerance - gut health, gluten, fructan, gas, bloating

Whenever people say they have gluten intolerances I want to ask, "Are you are sure?"Whenever people say they have gluten intolerances and dairy intolerances (both FODMAPs), I want to ask, "Are you sure you have a gluten intolerance issue?" You may be wondering, "How do I know?" Do you ever have excessive bloating, gas, or diarrhea within a few hours of eating garlic, onions, dates, watermelon, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, ripe bananas, prunes, or raisins? If you do then you likely have a fructan issue, not necessarily a gluten issue. These are all gluten-free foods high in fructan. The great...

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Do FODMAP foods cause you discomfort? - gut health, fructan, gluten intolerance, gas, bloating

Do FODMAP foods cause you discomfort? - gut health, fructan, gluten intolerance, gas, bloating

here are fast "band-aid" helpers for digestive issues associated with SIBO and IBS and then there are long-term actions that should be taken. When a person has a major imbalance (especially in the small intestine), you get a lot of fermentation of carbohydrates. This fermentation process can then result in a lot of discomforts. The underlying issues are usually slow motility and major imbalances. And major bacterial imbalances are then linked to other imbalances (i.e., candida overgrowth). So, you really need a strong clean up. FODMAP enzymes are a great way to help with immediate discomforts. Be mindful, 1 capsule...

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What is gluten intolerance? - gut health, digestive enzymes, FODMAP

What is gluten intolerance? - gut health, digestive enzymes, FODMAP

If you don't have Celiac, a wheat allergy, or a gluten sensitivity (a gluten related issue not associated with an intolerance, Celiac, or allergies), then you fall into the bucket of gluten intolerance. This is usually self-diagnosed or a guess from a medical professional because you have a poor digestive, skin, or body (fatigue, etc.) reaction to gluten. Either way, a gluten intolerance is a negative non-immune system reaction to gluten. It does cause discomforts. But it can also be resolved. 1️⃣ There are enzymes that can tear down both gluten and fructan so that bread, pasta, etc. does not...

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Where do food intolerances come from? - gut health, leaky gut, SIBO, digestive enzymes, FODMAP

Where do food intolerances come from? - gut health, leaky gut, SIBO, digestive enzymes, FODMAP

If you have no clue what's causing food intolerances then how are you going to fix them? I mean you can just avoid foods, I guess. It's a crappy way to live life. But it is what a lot of people do. What is a food intolerance? It's a miserable, non-immune system or allergy response to food. Meaning, you eat something and you feel like garbage but you aren't having an allergic reaction. You aren't having an immune system response. You are having a poor digestion response to foods. Most have no clue why this happens. We can break these...

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