A beneficial bacteria that may help reduce exhaustion for those with chronic fatigue - gut health, prebiotics

A beneficial bacteria that may help reduce exhaustion for those with chronic fatigue - gut health, prebiotics

What is F. prausnitzii? It's a beneficial bacteria found in the gut.Promoting the growth of F. prausnitzii may strongly reduce exhaustion from chronic fatigue syndrome. Not too many years ago, the scientific community could only really say that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) was linked to imbalances and inflammation. They could also strongly correlate a connection between digestive problems and CFS. Inflammatory markers (like LPS) were shown to be high. Now the science is able to actually pinpoint actual strains of good bacteria (F. prausnitzii) that may be able to reduce exhaustion for people with CFS. It is always best to...

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A laxative-free approach to constipation - gut health, digestion

A laxative-free approach to constipation - gut health, digestion

Regularity is a laxative-free approach to constipation.Instead of becoming dependent on laxatives, caffeine or magnesium citrate for regular bowel movements Regularity helps get things moving through normal processes.Grab your bottle and get things moving today! If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand, or visit https://www.silverfernbrand.com/#quiz-5XHJMn for our protocols.

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Feeling uncomfortable after starting supplements? What can you do? - gut health, herx reaction, bloating, probiotics

Feeling uncomfortable after starting supplements? What can you do? - gut health, herx reaction, bloating, probiotics

Killing bad stuff can cause discomfort. ⁠⁠We are testing a new ingredient right now that "may help" (approved language for a supplement company) with bad imbalances associated with parasites, candida, and gram negative bacteria imbalance "issues" (while leaving all the good stuff). This product is years in the making (research, verification, searching, etc.). ⁠⁠When we had our test group of people with big gut issues use the aggressive dosing they had a lot of aches, pains, headaches, brain fog, fatigue, nausea, etc. We cut back their dosing and they have all pressed on. A week later they are all doing...

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Plant-based organic protein with digestive enzymes & probiotics - gut health

Plant-based organic protein with digestive enzymes & probiotics - gut health

A plant-based organic protein powder that's also great for the gut? Ooooh, ya.Our protein powder includes a few of our most beneficial probiotic strains as well as potent digestive enzymes, making digesting this protein a pleasurable experience. This also helps optimize each of the 20 grams of protein in each serving. If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand, or visit https://www.silverfernbrand.com/#quiz-5XHJMn for our protocols.

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Could your IBS really be SIBO? - gut health, immunoglobulins, probiotics, bloating, constipation

Could your IBS really be SIBO? - gut health, immunoglobulins, probiotics, bloating, constipation

If you say you have IBS with bad bloating (frequent to chronic bloating), we assume you likely have SIBO too. Better to be safe than sorry! If you say you have really bad bloating where you wake up with a flat stomach and end the day looking 6 months pregnant, we assume you have some form of SIBO (or SIFO) even if you don't test for it and even if someone tells you that you most likely only have IBS. The science is suggesting more and more that SIBO is directly linked to IBS as a cause (not necessarily the...

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FODMAP friendly fiber? Yes, please! - gut health, fiber, digestion

FODMAP friendly fiber? Yes, please! - gut health, fiber, digestion

Low on fiber but fiber products kill? Looking for a gentle, FODMAP friendly fiber?⁠⁠Look no further! Our Sensitive Gut Fiber was formulated to be a FODMAP friendly, low bloat option while you work your way back into optimal gut health. ⁠⁠Fiber's always a good idea. Sensitive Gut Fiber makes it an even better idea.⁠ If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand, or visit https://www.silverfernbrand.com/#quiz-5XHJMn for our protocols.

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Looking for a negative side effect? You're likely to get it. - gut health, placebo, nocebo, gut health protocol

Looking for a negative side effect? You're likely to get it. - gut health, placebo, nocebo, gut health protocol

If you expect to feel like crap from products, you probably will. Literally. If you expect struggling, crappy outcomes, and pain, you will most likely see that happen. It is proven (please see references).If you don't expect something to work, it probably won't. This applies to products and protocols for the gut too.Side effects can happen. They can. That doesn't mean things aren't working or that things can't be tweaked to be made to work. This shouldn't be a shocker to anyone, we are all different and what works for one may not work for another. That does NOT mean that...

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Your mood is related to your gut health, what's the science? - gut health, mental health, depression, anxiety

Your mood is related to your gut health, what's the science? - gut health, mental health, depression, anxiety

Since gut problems are highly connected to mood disorders, does that mean that by cleaning up the gut one can improve one's mood? The quick answer seems to be "yes." Does this work as fast as medications? No, I don't think so. But can a gut protocol along with meds work even better? The answer to this also seems to be "yes." In Psychology Today (August 28, 2022), they suggest that specialists that diagnose, treat, and prevent mental, emotional and behavioral disorders are becoming more and more aware of gut health's connection to improving mood. The second brain in the...

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Worrying and fretting also impacts your gut health - gut health, gut health protocols

Worrying and fretting also impacts your gut health - gut health, gut health protocols

Did you know that fretting and worrying about your protocol not working is more likely to make gut issues worse? 🤯How?Stress and anxiety are BIG contributors to gut problems. Like SUPER BIG contributors. Behavior changes are key to helping ease GI issues. If you are going to start something new (even despite past failures or bad experiences), please consider extending a little hope, optimism, and excitement. "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still" Unknown OriginsHope, faith, and optimism are even keys to gut health! If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram...

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Can you test for leaky gut? - gut health, probiotics, gut barrier, inflammation

Can you test for leaky gut? - gut health, probiotics, gut barrier, inflammation

Can you test for leaky gut? If you assume that gut barrier loss is called "leaky gut" then you can test for leaky gut using a few tests: ✅zonulin ✅endotoxin (LPS) ✅intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (FABP) ✅endotoxin core antibodies (EndoCAbs) Leaky gut can trigger chronic inflammation and may be a primary risk for metabolic diseases. Gut barrier issues can be part of many health problems. That is why all our protocols hyper focus on the whole gut barrier (not just the epithelial layer but the entire gut barrier-mucus layer and all). Starting in the right spot and taking the right...

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How does a chemical like glyphosate affect gut health? - gut health, probiotics, immunoglobulins

How does a chemical like glyphosate affect gut health? - gut health, probiotics, immunoglobulins

⚠️Trigger topic comin' in hot⚠️ Some say glyphosate is harming people and others (including the EPA) say that is "fear -mongering" to even suggest so. Years ago I did a post on glyphosate and people got really triggered over it. So, to keep people from being triggered, I am going to suggest our views on it and if you don't agree that's okay. From our perspective, glyphosate is bad. It isn't that the body can't process chemicals like glyphosate, it is that it is another negative piece of a much broader attack on the microbiome. It is trickling into all...

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Super sensitive stomach? - gut health, gastritis, reflux, mucosa support

Super sensitive stomach? - gut health, gastritis, reflux, mucosa support

Super sensitive stomach? ⁠⁠If you have taken our Reflux product and felt that it made your reflux and heartburn even worse, you may have an unhappy mucosa lining. Even the tiny amount of malic acid in Reflux can trigger people with a really mad stomach to feel even worse. We are currently waiting on a new flavor system with NO malic acid in it. Until then...⁠⁠When in doubt, go with an "ease into it" protocol for gut health needs. ⁠⁠As you may know, as a supplement company we are not allowed to help with conditions. Therefore, these suggestions are for...

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Why is constipation so difficult to overcome? - gut health, probiotics, laxatives, digestion, slow motility

Why is constipation so difficult to overcome? - gut health, probiotics, laxatives, digestion, slow motility

Constipation products and protocols don't work. Why? ⁠They focus on forced motility OR they focus on gut imbalances ONLY with probiotics. It is very tough to clean up something that is clogged up. ⁠⁠There are 4 keys to helping with constipation issues:⁠1) Motility activation (not forced motility dependency provided by laxatives)⁠2) Soothing and calming the system. When the system is flared up it is going to be clogged up. Motility issues are an inflammatory issue. ⁠3) Lubrication. A dry colon produces dry waste that causes painful bowel movements.⁠4) Microbial imbalances. It is good to begin improving imbalances, but not with...

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Hemorrhoids? Laxatives aren't the best answer - gut health, constipation, regularity

Hemorrhoids? Laxatives aren't the best answer - gut health, constipation, regularity

Laxatives seems like the natural answer for most for hemorrhoids. Increasing consumption of fiber is also a great way to help with hemorrhoids. Since hemorrhoids are commonly associated with constipation and other dysmotility problems, we suggest a more comprehensive response to hemorrhoids. Constipation issues are not only a function of motility activation. It is also an inflammatory problem, a dry lower intestinal wall that is not properly coated, and microbial imbalance problem. By soothing the system down, helping the lower bowels remain moist and slippery (without lubricating laxatives), promoting microbial balance, and then activating motility, you won't have white knuckle...

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Could it be candida overgrowth? - gut health, immunoglobulins

Could it be candida overgrowth? - gut health, immunoglobulins

Low iron problems? You may have a candida overgrowth problem. If you have low iron as well as fatigue, recurring UTIs, digestive problems, skin and fungal problems, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, and depression then you may have a candida overgrowth. How do you bind and neutralize candida? Immunoglobulins! How do they do it? Immune and steric exclusion mechanisms. What does this mean?"Steric exclusion refers to a mechanism where immunoglobulin binding of antigen alters the physical characteristics of the antigen and inhibits translocation of the antigen across an epithelial barrier. Physical properties which might be altered through immunoglobulin binding include qualities...

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Why does a strong mucus layer matter? - gut health, leaky gut

Why does a strong mucus layer matter? - gut health, leaky gut

What is leaky gut? This is a general term used to refer to an unhealthy gut lining allowing pathogens, food particles, etc. into the body where they cause a wide range of issues from autoimmune problems and food issues to diseases and skin problems. The allowable structure functional claim all products in the gut industry are using is something like:"Supports gut barrier integrity"But there is a massive difference in a 2% improvement in gut barrier integrity and a 75% improvement in gut barrier integrity. Which one version of gut barrier integrity are you looking for? And then, how are the...

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Gut Health Protocols Available Now!!1 - constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, reflux, mucosal support

Gut Health Protocols Available Now!!1 - constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, reflux, mucosal support

Gut health protocols at your fingertips? YES, PLEASE!⁠⁠Remember, our goal is to address your gut health issues as quickly and effectively as possible so that we can get you to a place where you are simply maintaining your healthy gut with probiotics and prebiotics. ⁠⁠Our goal is NOT to have you on high doses of a million supplements the rest of your life.⁠ Access our protocols here: https://www.silverfernbrand.com/#quiz-5XHJMn ⁠If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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The majority of health problems stem from inflammation - gut health, gastritis, GERD, histamine, SIBO, depression

The majority of health problems stem from inflammation - gut health, gastritis, GERD, histamine, SIBO, depression

I am the last person on the planet earth that will tell someone that they can never go eat out and enjoy a delicious meal. ⁠⁠BUT...⁠⁠A predominately western diet full of fast foods, processed foods, sugars, empty carbs, and unhealthy fats can be fuel to an already raging fire going on inside you. ⁠⁠A gut health protocol should hyper focus on promoting microbial balance, microbial diversity, gut barrier integrity, and normal inflammatory processes. If you have extensive inflammatory issues, you need a full gut health plan to calm it down from the mucus layer all the way through. Trying to...

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Is your gut affecting your hormones? - gut health, women's health, estrogen

Is your gut affecting your hormones? - gut health, women's health, estrogen

The gut affects so many different aspects of whole body health it is almost impossible to list all the potential health problems that can come from a messed up gut. ⁠⁠When people say they can't afford to do an aggressive gut health protocol, I want to say in return, "How can you afford not to?" ⁠⁠If your hormones are bouncing around, you should strongly consider doing a full gut health protocol. ⁠⁠Facts on gut health:⁠1️⃣ There is no single product that hits all aspects of the gut. The gut is complex with many moving parts. ⁠2️⃣ It isn't fixed quickly....

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It is not recommended that fiber be used to help gastroparesis, why? - gut health, constipation

It is not recommended that fiber be used to help gastroparesis, why? - gut health, constipation

Gastroparesis (slow gastric emptying) is a motility issue. It comes with a wide range of discomforts. ⁠⁠With this particular issue, we suggest combining a good reflux protocol with a motility/constipation protocol for 60 to 90 days. ⁠⁠While gastroparesis is not associated as a cause of SIBO, IBS, gastritis, GERD, etc., it is commonly found in conjunction with issues like SIBO and IBS. All of these issues are dysmotility problems. Therefore, it may be fair to assume that by helping with gastroparesis and upper GI motility issues you are then going to help with other issues. ⁠⁠Interestingly, it is also suggested...

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Suffering with eczema? - gut health, immunoglobulins, Mucosave, gut barrier, skin

Suffering with eczema? - gut health, immunoglobulins, Mucosave, gut barrier, skin

Do you suffer with eczema? So many do. We get asked all the time how eczema can be helped. ⁠⁠We suggest initial high doses of ImmunoLin® (immunoglobulins) and MucoSave™ (prickly pear cactus and olive leaf extracts). ⁠⁠By binding and eliminating pathogens and strengthening the gut barrier, immunoglobulins are able to decrease immune activation. Further, they are shown to decrease intestinal inflammation.⁠⁠The mucus barrier is a key part to the innate immune system. The mucus layer is the first line of defense against pathogenic substances entering the body. The mucus barrier is a highly responsive part of the immune system. When...

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If your system is unbearably sensitive, consider Regularity - gut health, calm, soothe

If your system is unbearably sensitive, consider Regularity - gut health, calm, soothe

Is this you?👎🏼can't handle most supplements👎🏼your gut is a wreck👎🏼you are very sensitive to everything 👎🏼you have no idea where to startWe strongly suggest helping calm down your system first. For some, even the slightest amount of malic acid and natural flavors and sweeteners can really upset some people's stomachs. This is usually a strong indicator that the system needs to be calmed down before aggressive protocols are used. That's where Regularity comes in. Regularity contains MucoSave™ and Sunfiber. MucoSave™ is an excellent ingredient at helping calm upset systems. MucoSave™ contains bitter herbs that...taste like bitter herbs. You can mix...

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If acid blockers aren't for you, there are options to help relieve GERD & LPR issues - gut health, heartburn, reflux

If acid blockers aren't for you, there are options to help relieve GERD & LPR issues - gut health, heartburn, reflux

There are ways to address GERD, Gastritis, EOE and LPR issues without loading up on acid blockers for the rest of your life. If not an acid blocker, then what?1️⃣ To start, do NOT abruptly stop taking acid blockers. If you desire to stop taking them, you will want to ease off of them over 4-6 weeks. Acid blockers form dependency issues. 2️⃣ Use the right bitter herb ingredients like MucoSave™ that are shown to help soothe, calm, and restore the mucosal barrier. It is very difficult to correct something that is extremely flared up. If you love your acid...

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What does our probiotic do for you? - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics

What does our probiotic do for you? - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics

What is your probiotic doing for you? If you don't know, look into it. If your probiotic isn't addressing the core fundamentals for gut health then consider changing. All other health issues fall under the core gut fundamentals: digestive health, gut barrier integrity, microbial balance, healthy inflammatory responses (calm and not overreactive or overactive), and healthy immune responses.The gut is connected to just about everything:✅Hormone health✅Metabolic health✅Skin health✅Brain health (mood)✅Liver health ✅Nutrient absorption✅Hair health ✅Etc. When you address fundamentals, everything else falls in line. Combining Ultimate Probiotic with a wide variety of prebiotics daily ensures microbial diversity, which is very...

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Tenesmus is a motility issue - gut health, constipation

Tenesmus is a motility issue - gut health, constipation

Do you ever feel the urge to go, but can't? This too has a name. Tenesmus is a motility issue. We suggest helping with this like we do all other motility problems:1️⃣ Activate motility starting in the throat all the way down.2️⃣ Help restore NORMAL inflammatory processes. Inflammation is a massive cause of Tenesmus.3️⃣ Lubricate the system to allow for friendly bowel regularity.4️⃣ Promote microbial balance. Microbial imbalances trigger dysmotility like Tenesmus. Start with an aggressive motility plan for 60 to 90 days and then clean up the gut. Want to know how? Start with our Constipation Plus Kit (link...

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Gut health has a huge impact on autoimmune health - probiotics, prebiotics

Gut health has a huge impact on autoimmune health - probiotics, prebiotics

"After years of struggling with psoriasis, I found a link between the autoimmune disease and gut health. I Started taking Silver Fern Brand supplements in September in hopes that I would find some sort of relief for the endless itch that was my scalp. It’s been a few months now and not only has the gut health regime steered me to want to eat healthier, it has given me some relief! I’m no longer complete ashamed of my head and I get excited to wear a high pony tail again 😊"So grateful to this customer for sharing her experience! If you...

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The Diarrhea Plus Kit is available now! - cleanse, immunoglobulins, diarrhea

The Diarrhea Plus Kit is available now! - cleanse, immunoglobulins, diarrhea

Are you so tired of always trying to map out the nearest bathroom? Worried that you can't eat because you won't have immediate access to a bathroom?⁠⁠This is no way to live and we know it! We combined two powerful products to help give you your life back.⁠⁠REFLUX-MUCOSAL SUPPORT (it's not just for reflux):⁠✔️ Soothes/calms the stomach and intestines*⁠✔️ Increases nutrient absorption*⁠⁠CLEANSE-Immunoglobulins (NOT a laxative type of cleanse):⁠✔️ Helps bind and remove toxins*⁠✔️ Helps calm inflammation*⁠✔️ Helps calm diarrhea*⁠⁠What are you waiting for? Let us help you get your life back! Link in bio.⁠ Questions? Please send us a DM...

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Want to know the secret to gut health? - probiotics, prebiotics, cleanse

Want to know the secret to gut health? - probiotics, prebiotics, cleanse

Want to know the secret to gut health?1. People buy products based on taste, packaging, and influencer endorsements. The best products don't necessarily taste good. In fact, healthy products very well may taste like the roots, herbs, and the extracts that they are. And big names behind the product doesn't make the product work better. It just makes for beautiful posts. 2. People start in the wrong spot. You need to start where your gut is starting from (not someone else's). 3. People think gut health should be a comfy and cozy process. Cleaning and building up the gut can...

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Thyroid, gut health, and fitness - probiotics, prebiotics

Thyroid, gut health, and fitness - probiotics, prebiotics

I exercised and dieted for years and years with nothing to really show for it except:⁠👎🏼 Prediabetes⁠👎🏼 Yo-yoing weight (by about 15 lbs.)⁠👎🏼 A waistline that never changed⁠👎🏼 A belly that never changed⁠👎🏼 Consistently high blood pressure and cholesterol⁠👎🏼 Discouragement⁠⁠I have had hypothyroidism issues for years. My levels jumped all over the planet. I went from one specialist to another. I did bloodwork 3 or more times a year for years. Also crazy discouraging. ⁠⁠Gut health was the tipping point for me. ⁠⁠When my gut health improved, so did my thyroid levels. When my thyroid and gut health were both...

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Gut health can affect thyroid function - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, cleanse, immunoglobulins

Gut health can affect thyroid function - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics, cleanse, immunoglobulins

So many people have questions of hypothyroidism.Will improving your gut health help improve thyroid function?Yes! It definitely should.Do we personally struggle with hypothyroidism?Yes!Have our hypothyroidism issues improved as our gut health has improved?Yes!Do we suggest gut health as a way to help address hormone issues?💯Addressing gut health affects hormones in a number of ways including increasing nutrient/mineral absorption needed for thyroid function (helps with T4 conversion to T3). If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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Lingering symptoms after getting C*vid?  - gut health, immune system

Lingering symptoms after getting C*vid? - gut health, immune system

Still having issues after getting c*vid a while ago?⁠⁠When C*vid ran through our house, I was extremely grateful that we had been working on gut health for some time. I had such an awful immune system years before that had it been around then I would most likely have had a real problem with it. ⁠⁠As you know, c*vid is well known for having trailing symptoms. The best way for addressing these has to do with supporting the body's systems in fighting viral infections. Also, c*vid causes hyper-inflammation. The c*vid virus "...involves activation of multiple inflammatory pathways leading to hyperinflammation...

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What are the benefits of getting additional zinc and copper in your diet? - gut health, whole food vitamin

What are the benefits of getting additional zinc and copper in your diet? - gut health, whole food vitamin

Silver Fern™ Brand doesn't sell zinc or copper as stand alone products. BUT we do have a whole food vitamin that contains both. ⁠⁠The second I feel a cold coming on, I immediately double the dose of the Whole Food Vitamins, add additional zinc bisglycinate, and copper. ⁠Note: Don't wait to be super sick to start all of these. Start them at the very beginning of colds. Meaning, if you have family members that are sick, if you are in meetings with people that are sick, or if you are traveling start it then. ⁠⁠Zinc is a trace mineral and...

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Need help with smelly gas? - gut health, probiotics, digestive enzymes

Need help with smelly gas? - gut health, probiotics, digestive enzymes

Smelly gas anyone? Just like addressing bloating, addressing gas can take some time because the way to help it needs to be triangulated and provide a broad coverage of gut issues. ⁠⁠A quick way to address smelly gas is to reduce proteins, beans, and sulfur-containing vegetables as well as increase the use of enzymes for breaking down meats and other foods. For some people on a high protein diet this may mean using a robust full protein enzyme blend (Digestive Enzymes) and for others it may be the use of FODMAP enzymes (Bloat & Gas Relief). ⁠⁠When introducing new supplements...

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The gut may be the missing piece to your weight loss journey - gut health, diet, exercise, probiotics, prebiotics

The gut may be the missing piece to your weight loss journey - gut health, diet, exercise, probiotics, prebiotics

A high fiber diet only works for weight loss if a person has high Prevotella abundance. Crazy, right? If you feel like you've done everything you can to lose weight/fat but nothing is changing, your gut may be the issue. This isn't to take away from diet and exercise programs. Those are key. But what if you can help yourself get off the hamster wheel of exercising and dieting with little to nothing to show for it? Since the gut is literally connected to fat accumulation and burn, it makes sense to learn the gut-metabolism relationship to improve your fitness...

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Supplementing with iron - gut health, nutrient absorption

Supplementing with iron - gut health, nutrient absorption

Iron in your diet is very important. But when taking high doses of it in a supplement form it can come with some side effects. Be mindful that there are side effects to supplementation of certain supplements. A lot of customers say something to the effect that they have started an iron supplement then experience constipation, nausea, etc. When a person's gut health is in order, they absorb minerals better thus needing to high dose supplements a lot less (in general). If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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The gut and skin issues, what can you do? - gut health, probiotic, protocols

The gut and skin issues, what can you do? - gut health, probiotic, protocols

Does gut health affect your skin? Yes!But how it does so is complicated and even most skin doctors and scientists are still working to navigate the specifics of each step in the process. So, where do you start? If you are among the thousands of people with severe gut issues, you will start on 1 of 4 protocols:(1) Constipation(2) Reflux (3) Constipation and Reflux(4) Diarrhea/Loose Stools(ask for help with protocols if you need it)Each of these protocols are set out in clear detail assuming dang near everything is broken within your gut. Yes, the help with the underlying causes of...

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The gut, skin, and estrogen are all interconnected - gut health, probiotics, cleanse, reflux

The gut, skin, and estrogen are all interconnected - gut health, probiotics, cleanse, reflux

How does diet affect your skin? Diet affects the gut microflora, which affects skin health. "Estrogens promote health and support homeostasis in general and directly impact dermal health."https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35752663/The gut, skin, and estrogen are all interconnected. Does estrogen affect skin health? Yes.Does gut health affect circulating estrogen? Yes. When skin issues just won't go away, try focusing on your gut health. That may be the missing key to clearer skin. We find that when a person is taking Cleanse, Ultimate Probiotic, and Reflux-Mucosal Support, it helps with skin issues. This is IF you don't have other major gut issues. If you...

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Thyroid health can be affected by gut health - probiotics, cleanse, immunoglobulins

Thyroid health can be affected by gut health - probiotics, cleanse, immunoglobulins

Has anyone else felt like they're continually chasing their thyroid issues? That's where we were at for years. ⁠⁠Here are some points to consider when looking to help thyroid issues:⁠🔹Significantly improve gut health (which does affect thyroid function via neurotransmitter production [dopamine and serotonin], liver health, inflammation, and the gut bacteria in the gut)⁠🔹Focus on T3 levels ⁠🔹Many people prefer desiccated thyroid extract to levothyroxine⁠🔹Some people prefer a combination of levothyroxine and liothyronine ⁠🔹Some do very well on levothyroxine alone ⁠⁠Finding a really good hormone specialist is also very helpful. We love all the information @meganblissnp. She has great information...

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Non-laxative help for long-standing constipation issues - gut health, reflux, regularity

Non-laxative help for long-standing constipation issues - gut health, reflux, regularity

How long does it take to address long-standing constipation problems? ⁠⁠This question comes up a lot. If you are following the protocol in this post it will take 60 to 90 days. In order to really get to the root of the problem and make it stick, it takes time. ⁠⁠Please ease off laxatives. Stopping them abruptly will cause constipation. ⁠⁠If you have had long-standing slow motility and constipation issues, it does take time to help address them. But to be fair, being able to help something in a few months that has been a problem for a long time...

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Uprooting biofilms - gut health, candida, probiotics

Uprooting biofilms - gut health, candida, probiotics

Do you want to get rid of bad biofilms rooted into your system? Antibiotics are not an effective way to uproot bad biofilms. Biofilms have a defensive barrier that protect them against antibiotics. (See references in the slides.)So, when a person says they need to get rid of biofilms, we (A) assume they are referencing the bad biofilms (B) we assume people would like to uproot bad biofilms. What uproots bad biofilms?1️⃣ Oral immunoglobulins2️⃣ Promoting secretory IgA production3️⃣ A healthy mucosal barrier4️⃣ Short-chain fatty acids (acetate specifically) Both secretory IgA and oral IgG (and IgA) use immune and steric exclusion...

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Dysbiosis (gut imbalance) is linked to a wide range of health problems - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics

Dysbiosis (gut imbalance) is linked to a wide range of health problems - gut health, probiotics, prebiotics

The truth is that your gut is being bombarded daily with toxins. You are either constantly working to protect your gut or your gut health is declining. This has either already manifest itself or it will. There really is no neutral ground with health. You just may not be aware there is a war going on inside you. Or you may be guessing on what to do for it. ⁠⁠Good thing you just need to take a probiotic or eat more yogurt, right? Ya, no. Imagine if every time you asked someone about an exercise program they said, "Do more...

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Digestive enzymes are a good short-term solution to food intolerances but what's the long-term plan? - gut health, probiotics, digestive enzymes

Digestive enzymes are a good short-term solution to food intolerances but what's the long-term plan? - gut health, probiotics, digestive enzymes

Food problems anyone? The short-term solution for food intolerances is enzymes. Take enough of the right enzymes with meals and a lot of food issues can be addressed quickly. But is that really a long-term answer? Maybe not. The gut should naturally produce enzymes for digestion. That's what a healthy gut should do. And you actually want the gut to break down FODMAP foods and such on its own to provide healthy gut compounds. What you need is a proven gut health protocol. And in that protocol (not necessarily at the beginning), you need a probiotic with specific strains shown...

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A non-acid blocker approach to acid reflux - heartburn, reflux, gut health

A non-acid blocker approach to acid reflux - heartburn, reflux, gut health

If you are:🔹tired of reflux and heartburn issues🔹not wanting to live on acid blockers for the rest of your life but getting off of them is insanely painful🔹patient enough to give it 60 to 90 days we have something that actually works well. Reflux-Plus KitNote 1: This may shock you but herbs taste like herbs. And herbs are not necessarily delicious unless they are covered up in sugar and artificial sweeteners. But that wrecks the gut, so we didn't do that. The Reflux-Mucosal Support product is NOT a Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Red Bull, Monster, or a Welch's grape juice drink. If...

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Lifestyle suggestions to aid your gut health journey - gut health, diet, exercise, stress

Lifestyle suggestions to aid your gut health journey - gut health, diet, exercise, stress

There are lifestyle changes that will help you along your gut health journey. ⁠⁠Diet is clearly connected to gut health. I have never asked anyone to do extreme sudden diet changes. If you are doing a gut health protocol with us AND you are trying to follow these suggestions your cravings and appetite should change as well. Just don't fight the changes. Work to make healthy diet changes. ⁠⁠Here is the interesting thing, many people with serious gut issues cannot suddenly jump into eating a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, beans, and legumes. My suggestion is to eat what is...

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The gut-sex connection - gut health, hormone health, probiotics, prebiotics

The gut-sex connection - gut health, hormone health, probiotics, prebiotics

Obviously, there's nothing sexy about diarrhea, bloating, constipation and reflux. How sexy can you feel on a romantic get away when you're bloated? There's more to it than just that.Science suggests that working on gut health helps improve your sex life, "...the microbiome can positively and negatively regulate sex hormone levels based on host physiology, bacterial strains, and other factors."https://tau.amegroups.com/article/view/85551/htmlBeyond new toys, clothing, and "moves", try rocking the bedroom with a better microbiome! LOL Microbial diversity is key to helping improve sex hormones. If you don't have common digestive issues (constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, reflux, bloating, nausea, etc.), try ratcheting up...

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Thyroid health and gut health are interconnected - gut health, hormone health, thryoid

Thyroid health and gut health are interconnected - gut health, hormone health, thryoid

While the gut can affect thyroid health, thyroid health can cause gut problems. ⁠⁠Thyroid problems trigger dysmotility problems. When motility is too slow or too fast, it can trigger a host of other issues (like SIBO). ⁠⁠While Silver Fern™ Brand does not specifically help with hormones, we do the target gut health in a way as to help improve thyroid function: ⁠⁠1. Mineral absorption⁠2. T4 conversion to T3⁠3. Helping with inflammatory processes⁠4. The gut is key to neurotransmitter production necessary to hormone conversion⁠⁠Gut health is key to hormone health. ⁠ If you have questions, please send us a DM on...

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Most people are deficient in vitamin K2, but why is it important? - cardiovascular health, vitamin D3

Most people are deficient in vitamin K2, but why is it important? - cardiovascular health, vitamin D3

Vitamin K2 is something you need. Why? It helps direct calcium to the bones and reduces calcification in the arteries. You are not likely going to get vitamin K2 from your diet alone. Vitamin K2 is different than Vitamin K1. Most people need more Vitamin K2. And if you want to make Vitamin K2 work best, you will use a menaquinone-7 (MK-7) form of Vitamin K2. This is the most bio-available, bio-active, natural, safe and longest-lasting form of Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 works best with Vitamin D3. No, Vitamin K2 does not cause blood clotting like Vitamin K1 does. https://journals.lww.com/md-journal/fulltext/2021/06110/vitamin_k2__menaquinone_7__supplementation_does.29.aspxCheck...

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Gut health and hormone health affect each other - gut health, hormones, estrogen

Gut health and hormone health affect each other - gut health, hormones, estrogen

Do your hormones bounce up and down throughout the year? Maybe you have blood work done once or twice a year to have your hormones checked but your levels are all over the place so your prescription dosing is always on the move? ⁠⁠Gut health improves hormone balance. ⁠⁠If you need a step by step plan look at your protocols. ⁠⁠Make sure to start in the right spot based on your needs. Follow the protocol through. Follow the dosing. And don't get ahead of yourself. For example, suddenly becoming regular for a week does not signal it is time to...

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What's the connection between leaky gut & histamine intolerance? - gut health, probiotics, reflux, cleanse

What's the connection between leaky gut & histamine intolerance? - gut health, probiotics, reflux, cleanse

Leaky gut is a hot button. Why? I have no idea. According to the Canadian Society of Intestinal Research it does not exist. They call it a myth. ⁠ ⁠Medical News Today, Healthline, and Harvard seem to possibly believe it is real, but maybe not? They are unclear. They leave the door open. ⁠⁠It is suggested that "A breach in the mucosal barrier, otherwise known as “leaky gut,” is alleged to promote mucosal inflammation by intensifying immune activation."⁠https://www.nature.com/articles/mi2016128#⁠⁠Based on recent research on histamine intolerances, the breach in the mucosal layer that occurs with histamine intolerance suggests that when mucosal integrity...

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The gut is key to utilizing nutrients - gut health, thyroid

The gut is key to utilizing nutrients - gut health, thyroid

Here is the key to all of those amazing supplements you are taking:✨Gut health!✨Gut health determines if you use the nutrients you consume. If you aren't utilizing them, you are wasting them. Taking micronutrients for the thyroid are only as good as your gut is able to utilize them. Gut health first. My suggestion is to work with a hormone expert. We like Megan Bliss @meganblissnp because she tests for all of these things. With hormones, I would be extra careful to make sure you get the right help to make sure you don't start loading up on iodine and...

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