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Importance of Bile – Keep it Flowing!

By Joanne Aponte, ND onApril 27, 2022

Bile is a substance made by the liver and then stored in the gallbladder. When we eat fat bile is released from the gallbladder. Bile’s main job is to help us absorb fat from our intestines, but it does not end there. Bile plays a very… Read More


Diversity of Diet is Key – Get Your Weekly 30

By Joanne Aponte, ND onFebruary 16, 2022

The more diverse the microbes are in your gut,  the healthier you are! To achieve diversity of gut microbes you need to eat a diverse diet. Data from the American Gut Project conducted by researchers at University of California San Diego School Medicine found that… Read More


Best and Worst Foods for Your Gut

By Joanne Aponte, ND onFebruary 15, 2022

These gut healthy foods increase the diversity of bacteria in your gut (which is a really really good thing), reduce inflammation in both the gut and body, and promote SCFA’s (short chain fatty acids). SCFA’s have many positive benefits for our body including improving energy… Read More


Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

By Joanne Aponte, ND onFebruary 6, 2022

This Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash is an all-in-one meal. This recipe is very versatile, so feel free to add your favorite ingredients and be creative! For example, try raw pumpkin seeds or walnuts instead of mushrooms. Or toss the quinoa with your favorite dressing. Read More


Help License Naturopathic Doctors in Wisconsin!

By Joanne Aponte, ND onJanuary 12, 2022

Wisconsin naturopathic doctors, patients and State Representative Jessie Rodriguez just after testifying at the State Capitol to the Assembly Committee on Health in support the bill to license ND’s in Wisconsin. Naturopathic doctors in Wisconsin are on the verge of licensure and we need your… Read More


3 Top Herbs for Liver and Detox

By Joanne Aponte, ND onDecember 6, 2021

Dandelion Root, Milk thistle and Artichoke are 3 of the most important herbs to help support your liver and your body’s ability to detoxify.  They do this by working on the essential organs of detoxification – this includes your digestive tract , liver, gallbladder, and… Read More


The Oral Microbiome: Healthy Mouth Healthy Body

By Joanne Aponte, ND onNovember 3, 2021

Residing in our mouths are a variety of organisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa. These organisms make up our oral microbiome. Some of these organisms however, are disease causing and potential triggers of systemic illness, inflammation and immune dysregulation. An unhealthy oral microbiome in… Read More



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