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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Gut imbalances can reduce circulating estrogen, what can you do? - gut health, hormones, women's health

Gut imbalances can reduce circulating estrogen, what can you do? - gut health, hormones, women's health

How do you increase estrogen? ✔️Moderate exercise✔️Reduce stress✔️Adequate sleep✔️Healthy body weight✔️Balance the gut Yes, gut health is even key to helping manage estrogen. Want more info on hormones and gut health? Join our Live Friday, February 10th, 10 am MST as we talk with @meganblissnp! Questions? Send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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What can be the cause of your sudden health triggers? - gut health, probiotics

What can be the cause of your sudden health triggers? - gut health, probiotics

Is it possible that supplements aren't responsible for sudden issues? Yes. ⁠⁠Introducing new supplements can absolutely cause some initial gas, bloating, etc. Strong probiotics, for example, can cause die-off effect: headaches, skin irritations, digestive discomforts, etc. ⁠⁠Introducing a new supplement to the body can cause some form of digestive discomfort as can diet changes by suddenly adding in lots of fruits, vegetables, and protein into the diet. ⁠⁠How does one help avoid this? Ease into all new products. Start with a gut health plan and don't start with really aggressive probiotics if you have an ultra sensitive stomach. Read all...

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What sets Silver Fern Brand apart? - gut health, protocols, heal your gut

What sets Silver Fern Brand apart? - gut health, protocols, heal your gut

What sets Silver Fern™ Brand apart? 1. Protocols are built to be A to Z. Meaning, our protocols are built to fully address the full range of gut issues. You may feel like crap to begin with but you won't end that way.2. Our protocols start people in the right spot. Have you been on probiotics and/or prebiotics for years but your stomach issues remain? Odds are you started in the wrong spot and the plan/protocol/product isn't working (i.e., It isn't easy to clean out a gut that is clogged up and long-standing constipation, diarrhea, reflux/heartburn are issues do need...

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Laxative use for teens may not be the best idea, so what is? - gut health, constipation

Laxative use for teens may not be the best idea, so what is? - gut health, constipation

Our oldest daughter/child, Charlie, has a rare pain syndrome (amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome or AMPS). Her pain triggers slow motility/constipation. She is constantly in need of help with her motility. ⁠⁠We were told countless times to keep her on MiraLAX, magnesium citrate/oxide/carbonate, or some other herbal laxative. The problem is that if we had Charlie take these products she would for sure become dependent on them and we did not want our daughter stuck on laxatives for the rest of her life. ⁠⁠Here is what we do for our constipated teenagers:⁠⁠(60-90 day plan)⁠Constipation Plus Kit⁠+⁠4 bottles of Upper GI Relief⁠⁠We...

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Stress plays a factor in gut health - gut health, probiotics, anxiety

Stress plays a factor in gut health - gut health, probiotics, anxiety

Does stress play a factor in your gut health? For sure. 💯 Are you stressed out lately? When you wonder what caused your stomach issues, think back on what's been going on in your life. Stress is a leading trigger problem for the microbiome. Stress seems to be a part of life for all of us.You have to get your gut health in order, you have to keep it order, and then when stress waves hit, boosting your gut management plan can help counteract the effects of stress on the microbiome. For example, I have good gut health normally. But...

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Digestive enzymes help you better absorb the nutrients from your food* - gut health, probiotics

Digestive enzymes help you better absorb the nutrients from your food* - gut health, probiotics

You aren't necessarily what you eat. You are what you absorb. A key to healthy eating is the availability of enzymes to make use of what you consume. ⁠⁠The goal is to turn food into fuel.⁠⁠Enzymes need to be taken with meals because they work through the system with the meal to break it down fully. ⁠⁠S. boulardii and bacillus coagulans are probiotic strains shown to increase enzyme production. ⁠⁠Probiotics are taken once a day (not with every meal). They are best taken with food (especially prebiotic fibers). ⁠⁠If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram.

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A low FODMAP, prebiotic fiber that helps with both constipation and diarrhea - gut health, fiber

A low FODMAP, prebiotic fiber that helps with both constipation and diarrhea - gut health, fiber

Can the Sensitive Gut Fiber help with both diarrhea and constipation? Yes.*Yes, this is a precision prebiotic formulated to be comfortable for people that have issues like SIBO and IBS, but also increase key bacteria and short-chain fatty acids needed in the large intestine to support regularity, a healthy metabolism, and many other key parts health. This product was formulated to offer a wide range of benefits to the consumer. It can be taken long-term. If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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The mucosal layer needs to be addressed when fixing leaky gut issues - gut health, reflux, heartburn, food allergies, histamine intolerance

The mucosal layer needs to be addressed when fixing leaky gut issues - gut health, reflux, heartburn, food allergies, histamine intolerance

Why worry about the mucosal layer? In order for you to fully address the whole of leaky gut issues, you really need to help address the mucosal layer too. Let's start off with some simple points:Reflux or heartburn? 🔸Your gastric mucosal barrier (for example) defends against acid.🔸You really want to sooth that mucosal layer and help rebuild it.🔸The mucosal defense mechanisms protect the stomach from HCL and noxious agents. Food allergies? 🔸"The mucosal immune system uses several strategies to prevent inappropriate immune reactivity to harmless antigens derived from the food and microbiota."https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/mucosal-immune-system#Histamine intolerances? 🔸Poor DAO activity is a sign of...

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Hair Complex is even more effective when taking Cleanse and Regularity or Reflux - gut health, hair growth, beauty from within

Hair Complex is even more effective when taking Cleanse and Regularity or Reflux - gut health, hair growth, beauty from within

When is the best time to start working on hair loss? Now. Does Hair Complex work at any time with good gut health or bad gut health? Yes. (It will take 4-8 weeks to see changes.)We have found that when a person is in the early stages of our gut health protocols taking✔️MucoSave™ (found in Regularity and Reflux) ✔️immunoglobulins (found in Cleanse) and then they take Hair Complex, hair growth really happens. Why?Silver Fern™ combines the MucoSave™ and immunoglobulins to maximize nutrient absorption. I can't provide you with a magical elixir for stress. Oh I wish I could. I'd be...

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When dealing with BOTH diarrhea and constipation, address the constipation first - gut health

When dealing with BOTH diarrhea and constipation, address the constipation first - gut health

When in doubt start with slow motility issues first (please). ⁠⁠There are many people who suffer from both constipation and diarrhea. Many of them will say they have mild/occasional constipation but frequent to severe diarrhea. They are surprised when we recommend they start with addressing mild/occasional constipation before addressing the frequent to severe diarrhea. ⁠⁠When a person addresses bad rapid motility (diarrhea) issues before mild slow motility (constipation) issues ⁠(A) it doesn't work⁠(B) they get really bad constipation (no more rapid motility issues, think screeching halt) ⁠(C) many experience leaking or seeping into their clothing. No body wants that. 🙅🏻⁠⁠Laxatives...

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Gut health and viruses - probiotics, immune system, rsv, cold and flu season

Gut health and viruses - probiotics, immune system, rsv, cold and flu season

Cold and flu season (including RSV, Covid-19, etc) has hit really hard this last year.And it's not over yet. We're still in the thick of it.If you suddenly have these signs (and you are even on a protocol with Silver Fern™), is it a possibility you actually have a virus, not other gut issues? Yes. Could a virus be what triggered your gut issues? Definitely something to consider.Do viruses mess up the health of the microbiome? Yes. Does the microbiome, mucosal barrier, and gut barrier affect the immune system response to viruses? Yes. If I used to even so much...

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Why should you worry about supporting the mucosal barrier? - gut health, reflux, heartburn

Why should you worry about supporting the mucosal barrier? - gut health, reflux, heartburn

Why do we suggest taking Reflux-Mucosal Support and Regularity-Motility Support if you don't have reflux/heartburn or constipation? Both Reflux and Regularity contain MucoSave™. MucoSave™ helps support the mucosal barrier much quicker than any other ingredients we have found. While this process does help a lot with GERD issues (reflux, heartburn, nausea, stomach aches, constipation, etc.), it is also amazing for helping with other issues people such as: leaky gut issues, bacteria imbalances, inflammatory problems, food issues, etc. When we build a full protocol on Instagram, we try to cover everything we possibly can because (to be frank) when most people ask...

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Certain types of magnesium are excellent as a daily supplement - gut health, anxiety, stress, sleep

Certain types of magnesium are excellent as a daily supplement - gut health, anxiety, stress, sleep

We love magnesium as a daily supplement for:⁠✔️ stress/anxiety⁠✔️ sleep⁠✔️ mood⁠✔️ muscle function ⁠✔️immune system support. ⁠⁠Our personal go to combination is magnesium glycinate and l-threonate. Taken at night a few hours before bed, it has a calming effect that helps with sleep.⁠⁠While we are NOT supporters of magnesium dependency for bowel regularity, we still consider it to be key mineral for good health.⁠

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Excessive burping is no joke - gut health, reflux, heartburn

Excessive burping is no joke - gut health, reflux, heartburn

Excessive burping can be awkward. It can be annoying. It can be super inconvenient. ⁠⁠The Reflux Plus Kit helps with excessive bloating. Yes, it helps with reflux, heartburn, and nausea issues, but it also helps a lot with burping. It is fast (in 30 days or less). ⁠⁠Does it work? Yes. ⁠⁠Questions? Please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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Non-stomach issues related to poor gut health - bad breath, fatigue, headache, allergies

Non-stomach issues related to poor gut health - bad breath, fatigue, headache, allergies

Stomach troubles are not the ONLY signs of gut problems. ⁠⁠For example, foul-smelling breath can be triggered by: ⁠✔️GERD⁠✔️IBS⁠✔️Excessive gut bacteria⁠✔️H. Pylori ⁠✔️Gallbladder issues ⁠⁠What about fatigue? Fatigue can be triggered by the following:⁠✔️IBS⁠✔️SIBO⁠✔️IBD⁠✔️GERD⁠✔️Gut imbalances⁠✔️Leaky gut⁠⁠Gut problems cause way more than just constipation, diarrhea, reflux/heartburn, bloating, gas, nausea, and stomach pains.⁠⁠(This is not so say that if you have fatigue or bad breath your gut is wreck, it is worth considering however.) ⁠ If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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"...a high-fat diet can trigger pain" - gut health, diet, inflammation \

This post is not meant to scare anyone or offend. We get asked about pain a lot. This is not to say people should not eat meat. I'm not picking a fight about carnivore or high fat diets. This research is something interesting and worth considering if you struggle with pain. ⁠⁠"Individuals who consume high amounts of saturated fats — like butter, cheese, and red meat — have high amounts of free fatty acids circulating in their bloodstream that in turn induce systemic inflammation."⁠⁠“It became clear, surprisingly, that you don’t need an underlying pathology or obesity. You just needed the...

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What is magnesium citrate? - gut health, constipation, laxative

What is magnesium citrate? - gut health, constipation, laxative

"I'm not on a laxative. I take magnesium for my constipation. It's natural."⁠⁠Magnesium citrate, oxide, and other forms of magnesium are used as laxatives all the time. Non-laxative forms of magnesium are magnesium glycinate, magnesium -threonate, etc. ⁠⁠To be super clear, so I don't offend anyone, magnesium is a great supplement. I like it. Our company likes it. But it is also not an ingredient that should be used long-term for regularity. ⁠⁠If you have long-standing constipation issues please consider the protocol in slide 2.⁠⁠If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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Water is so important for gut health, here's why - gut health

Water is so important for gut health, here's why - gut health

Water is key to:✔️ healthy digestion✔️ regulating your bowel movements✔️ breaking down foods in combination with stomach acids and enzymes Just like with diversification of healthy foods, my interpretation of the data for water and gut health suggests it is good to get a variety of types of water from a variety of different natural sources. But in general, getting plenty of water each day is also always good for gut health. If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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Understanding the gut is key to helping the gut - gut health, probiotics

Understanding the gut is key to helping the gut - gut health, probiotics

Who would you prefer formulate your probiotic?❌ A manufacturer's dietary supplement formulation scientist?❌A doctor (cardiologist, surgeon, general family medicine MD, etc.)?✅A research microbiologist that specializes in the gut We chose the research microbiologist. 🧑🏽‍🔬When Silver Fern™ Brand formulated Ultimate Probiotic, we had an industry leading research microbiologist do it because we felt like we needed someone that specialized in the microbiome to put a product together for the microbiome. A research microbiologist understands the tricks bacteria use to compete in the gut. They know how the gut functions at the organism level and how these organisms impact human health. These...

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How does Covid-19 affect gut health?

How does Covid-19 affect gut health?

Due to the sensitive nature of COVID and regulations I am not recommending any products or protocols in this post. I'm just responding to the recent findings about COVID-19 and questions I get on COVID. "It can also affect the lining of the gut, which may allow these bacteria to enter the bloodstream and lead to dangerous secondary infections."https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/covid-19-disrupts-gut-microbiomeWith all the viruses going around is trying to maintain gut health important? YES!“A huge proportion of your immune system is actually in your GI tract,” says Dan Peterson, assistant professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine"https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/research/advancements-in-research/fundamentals/in-depth/the-gut-where-bacteria-and-immune-system-meet"Serum derived...

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3 keys to hair growth - gut health, keratin, bamboo extract

3 keys to hair growth - gut health, keratin, bamboo extract

You may be taking all the right vitamins and minerals suggested for hair growth but you still may not be seeing results. Why? You have to utilize and absorb the nutrients. Taking the right nutrients is part of the process. Utilizing the nutrients and having a system that will allow hair growth are the second and third parts. With our Hair Complex, people see noticeable results in 4 to 8 weeks. People with gut problems and people without gut problems have all seen results. What we found really interesting is that when our customers starting taking Hair Complex while on...

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Simple ways to improve your gut health that won't cost a dime - probiotics, prebiotics, gut health

Simple ways to improve your gut health that won't cost a dime - probiotics, prebiotics, gut health

Looking for simple ways to improve your gut health that won't cost a dime? ⁠⁠Following these six ways can also improve the effectiveness of the right products and protocol.⁠⁠We strongly believe in balance. Doing it perfectly isn't realistic, making that 1% daily improvement will take you a long way.⁠⁠ If you have questions, pleases send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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Tips for waking alert & refreshed - sleep, exercise, diet

Tips for waking alert & refreshed - sleep, exercise, diet

Here's the newest research on sleep (December 29, 2022). Why is this research relevant? Most of us are struggling with sleep problems. Adults and children are prone to low energy and fatigue the next day. "In this prospective long-term study of 833 twins and genetically unrelated adults, the researchers demonstrated that how effectively someone wakes up during the hours following sleep is not associated with genetics, but rather four independent factors: sleep quantity/quality the night before, physical activity the day prior, a breakfast rich in carbohydrates, and a lower blood sugar level following breakfast."https://www.prevention.com/health/sleep-energy/a42125238/scientists-discover-secret-to-waking-up-alert-and-refreshed-study/Guess what causes a lower level of...

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A FODMAP diet may not be the right thing for you - gut health, bloating, gas, reflux, diarrhea, constipation

A FODMAP diet may not be the right thing for you - gut health, bloating, gas, reflux, diarrhea, constipation

The low-FODMAP diet may lesson issues associated with IBS and SIBO. But long-term, this diet isn't sustainable nor is it healthy for your gut. Why do you struggle with FODMAP foods? 1. You may lack the enzymes needed to digest them2. You may have an overgrowth of gut bacteria What's the answer? High doses of immunoglobulins (8 to 10 grams for 30 days and 4 to 5 grams for 30 days) are shown to reduce SIBO and IBS issue by up to 75% in 8 weeks. We find that by then combining immunoglobulins at a regular dose of 2 grams...

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It is possible to get your bowel function back to normal without laxatives - gut health, constipation

It is possible to get your bowel function back to normal without laxatives - gut health, constipation

If you are a person that is dependent upon laxatives, this post if for you. Many of our customers have been dependent upon laxatives (ranging from types of magnesium to herbs) for a long time. Helping the system turn back on again takes time. Please be patient with the process. How do the products work?Upper GI Relief acts as a motility activator.* (Motility refers to the wavelike movements of the intestines, this is what moves the waste through.)The other products help restore normal bowel function.* When inflammatory processes are high then motility slows down. Helping calm the gut is part...

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Why should you address GERD issues first and then constipation? - reflux, gut health, heartburn, bloating

Why should you address GERD issues first and then constipation? - reflux, gut health, heartburn, bloating

What if you have both GERD issues and constipation problems? Start by helping the GERD issues. Acid blockers contribute to constipation. If the acid blockers are causing the constipation (in part or entirely), it is wise to start by addressing those issues first. After your GERD issues have improved and you are not locked on acid blockers but still have constipation issues, then address constipation issues. There are not quick fixes to helping with big issues. GERD issues can be helped faster than constipation issues though. Once the system is turned off or has slowed down it takes time to help it...

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Very restrictive dieting may cause additional issues - gut health, hormones

Very restrictive dieting may cause additional issues - gut health, hormones

Dieting may be the cause of your health issues. We all get pumped to hit our weight loss goals in January. However,The odds are against you with these type of weight loss programs. Rapid weight loss slows the metabolism much more than gradual weight loss. Many rapid weight loss plans restrict carbs in some fashion. Removing processed carbs is good. But eliminating dietary fiber and prebiotics can be very harmful to the microbiome, which is what helps manage the metabolism. If you starve your microbiome, you may be killing your metabolism that way. Restricted low calorie diets over extended periods...

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