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Prevent GI Disease

From eNewsletter 5/15/2023

DID YOU KNOW that one little discussed cause of infertility is elevated levels of lead and other heavy metals?

Reproductive health is vulnerable to environmental toxins, particularly endocrine-disrupting chemicals that interfere with the body's normal hormone synthesis, secretion, and signaling. Cadmium, lead, and mercury are three primary heavy metals listed by the World Health Organization as among the top 10 toxicants of major public health concern.

A new study from Medrxiv, funded by the National institutes of Health, examining the link between infertility and heavy metals in the blood, found that as lead levels rose in female subjects, they had less of a chance of getting pregnant.

While this study did not include male subjects, there are studies linking higher heavy metal levels and lower sperm count and sperm viability.


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Steve Minsky MS, HWC

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In Today's Issue

  • Paid Member Content

  • WC Feature: GI Update

  • Genetics Update: Triglycerides

  • Did You Know? Meds: Excessive Drinking

  • Brand Buzz: Better Bandages

  • Tech for Wellness: New Blood Composition Method

  • Green Lifestyle: Ways to Detox Microplastics

  • Wild Card: Minimize Screen Time Damage

  • eInspire: Berthe Morisot

  • Action Plan of the Month: Pain Relief Diet

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Tips to Prevent GI Disease

  • May 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Update From Pure Encaps

  • Loyalty Program

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Tips to Prevent GI Disease

Steve: There is a bevy of new research suggesting specific diet and lifestyle tips to prevent gastrointestinal disease.

Brain-Gut Connection

A study from JAMA Pediatrics shows that cognitive-behavioral therapy or hypnotherapy promises the greatest therapy success for functional abdominal pain in kids.

Long-term deep meditation has a beneficial effect on gut microbiota, enabling the body to maintain an optimal state of health, according to General Psychiatry. While this study looked at monks who meditate two hours daily, their stool sample showed a 7-fold increase in beneficial gut bacteria. Even if the average person could get a two-fold bump in beneficial bacteria, that would be amazing.


According to a study from Nutrients, researchers found that one of two patients with inflammatory bowel disease suffers from zinc deficiency. This mismanagement of micronutrient deficiencies plays a role in intestinal inflammation trajectories. As another study from Immunity discovered, if intestinal immune-related inflammation cannot be reduced, bowel disease follows.

Dietary additives lurking in processed foods contribute to the development or exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease, suggest leading gastroenterologists publishing in Gastroenterology. The more a foodstuff is processed, the higher the risk for gastrointestinal aggravation. The study also mentioned that many gluten-free foods contain aggravating additives.


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