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Ask the Expert is an interactive resource for the Integrative Practitioner community. The information and materials provided are for general education purposes only and are in no way intended to replace or constitute case-specific or other medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

Integrative healthcare practitioners are encouraged to submit general questions to our featured expert. Questions from the general public will not be answered.

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Jane A Foster, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry Neuroscience, McMaster University

Leah Linder, ND

Leah Linder, ND
Owner of Anü Natural Health

Scot Bay, MD

Scot Bay, MD
Board Certified Psychiatrist

 

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November 29, 2018

Your microbiome is an ecosystem in which diversity is required. Exposure to a diverse blend of the right strains of bacteria will create a healthier

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November 1, 2018

The microbiome of patients with Crohn’s disease is known to be different than healthy controls. This difference is frequently called dysbiosis.

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November 1, 2018

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September 14, 2018

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September 14, 2018

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September 4, 2018

Probiotics and prebiotics have been shown to have health benefits in several ways. To date more evidence has been generated to support specific uses

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