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Dr. Andrea Gruszecki, ND

Dr. Andrea Gruszecki received her Doctorate in Naturopathy from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SWCNM). As a practicing ND, she worked with a variety of patients and has pursued additional studies to ensure the skills necessary to treat the "whole person" using nutrition, physical therapies, education, and mind-body therapies. Her experiences in private practice evolved into an inclusive model of medicine for use by conventional and CAM providers, designed to allow cross-specialty communication among health care providers. She has presented continuing medical education on a variety of subjects, including the gut microbiome, methylation, neurotransmitters, and toxic exposures. Dr. Gruszecki serves a clinical consultant for US BioTek Laboratories, writing, researching, and presenting interpretations and information on a variety of health-related subjects. She draws upon years of experience and the latest research during her consultations and is often able to provide novel insights for clinicians.

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The Way to the heart may truly Be Through The Gut

Diet, heart disease and the gut microbiome More than 30% of deaths worldwide involve cardiovascular disease (CVD). CVDs include coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure and hypertension. Although established treatments and preventative care...

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Patient with severe cough and sore throat from new Covid-19 variant

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Complement and long COVID

The winter months and holiday season provide many opportunities for happy times and visits with friends and family. Unfortunately, the season also...

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Images of brain scans

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Happy Holidaze? Can Holiday Stressors Lead to (neuro)Inflammation?

The season of stress is upon us. The winter months are host to a dizzying number of holidays, secular and not, for a variety of cultures around the...

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Individual working on project experiencing Chronic Fatigue

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Chronic fatigue and gastrointestinal health

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a vaguely defined disorder characterized by persistent unexplained relapsing physical/mental fatigue worsened by...

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Women having an allergic reaction to foods

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Allergy, sensitivity and…stool testing

Gastrointestinal dysfunction and loss of gut microbiome diversity have been associated with an increased risk of IgE allergy, leaky gut syndrome and...

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How do environmental factors contribute to "leaky gut" syndrome?

Both external and internal conditions can result in the development of a “leaky gut”. Guidance from stool test results can help clinicians choose...

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Is H. pylori A Pathogen Or Normal Flora?

Approximately 20-25% of the American population may suffer from functional dyspepsia. Screening these patients for H. pylori and other potential...

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Mold exposure Linked to respiratory health Problems

Humans and fungi have co-evolved on the planet, and most humans have the necessary physiological "machinery" to degrade and detoxify small amounts of...

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Molds and Mycotoxins In The Modern Environment

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Molds and mycotoxins in the modern environment

Molds, and their mycotoxins, have been with us, always. The earliest known mold fossil is about 900 million years old. As members of the kingdom Fungi

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Glass of Tall Beer

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What's in your pot 'o gold? Should we risk gluten-free beer on St Patrick’s Day?

March 17th is fast approaching, and those of us that celebrate a gluten-free St. Patrick’s day have some decisions to make. The luck of the Irish may...

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Young man with heart pain

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Got rhythm? Heart health in younger populations

The shocking collapse of football safety Damar Hamlin during a recent Monday Night Football game has refocused attention on heart health in younger...

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Older man blowing dandelions

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Allergy, Sensitivity and all-cause Dementia

Busy clinicians need an accurate, cost-effective screen for early dementia and strategies to decrease dementia risk in their patient populations. An...

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Keeping Mitochondria Operating Properly Through The Holidays

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How To Keep Mitochondria "Merry and Bright" Through The Holidays

Tis the season to overindulge. Between holiday parties, traditional favorite dishes, and gifts of cookies, cakes, candies, etc., set out everywhere...

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The importance of follow-up testing: New clues on repeat Organic Acids

When a patient reports a significant improvement, it can be tempting for clinicians to ignore follow-up testing. Testing is expensive and may require...

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Thyroid, Depression, and Dementia.

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Thyroid, Depression, and...Dementia? Why The Connection Is Important.

Many clinicians are familiar with the link between depression and low thyroid (hypothyroid) function. Clinicians may also be familiar with the known...

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Finger Stick Collection for Pediatric Ig Testing

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Top 3 Considerations During Pediatric Ig Antibody Testing

While the pitter-patter of little feet in the office can be a joy, clinicians must remember that pediatric patients may differ from adult patients in...

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Man with face in palms

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Men and COVID-19: Autoimmunity, OH MY!

As COVID-19 social distancing practices are relaxed, new COVID-19 infections continue to be reported. There have been several disturbing reports...

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Dandelion Floating in the Breeze

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Oral Allergy Syndrome: Unraveling IgE Allergy Cross-Reactivity

Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS), also called pollen-food allergy syndrome (PFAS), is an odd phenomenon. OAS patients present with local IgE-mediated...

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The Limitations of At-Home COVID-19 Testing

The currently available at-home COVID-19 antigen tests may or may not provide accurate information if your patient has the Omicron variant, if they...

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