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gut health

4 Ways to Support Your Gut Health

Ready for a little quiz? Try to fill in the blank: The _______ is considered to be a “second human genome” in your body. This genome only recently began to be considered as its own organ. And it’s made up of trillions of microorganisms and diverse bacterial communities–all of which live in our gastrointestinal tract. […]

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Adrenal Exhaustion: A Real Medical Condition or a Medical Myth?

If you’re someone who… Feels exhausted, even after getting a full night of sleep Constantly craves sweet or salty foods Is constantly getting sick … you may begin to wonder if a medical condition is at play. After all, it’s not normal to feel cruddy all the time–especially if you eat a healthy diet, sleep […]

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Digestive System Mechanics: Why Your Health Is Dependent on a Healthy Gut

Not long ago, I published a blog that showcased the digestive system as the body’s second brain. Throughout that post, I shared some of the incredible things our digestive system is capable of doing such as… Controlling our emotions (depression/anxiety). Protecting us from getting sick (immune health). Preventing chronic diseases (diabetes, acid reflux, autoimmune diseases, […]

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The Digestive System: Your Body’s Second Brain

Pop quiz. What organ in your body controls emotions and stress levels, determines your need to consume food for energy, acts as a highway for hormones and other bodily chemicals, and alerts the body when you are ill? The correct answer is your digestive system. That’s right. Believe it or not, your body’s digestive system […]

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3 Things That Can Cause an Imbalance in Gut Bacteria

What comes to mind when you hear the word “bacteria”? Perhaps you think of disease. Contamination. Danger. People tend to flinch when hearing the word because often we hear of bacteria in the negative sense of the word. However, when it comes to gut health, it’s important to understand that there are both good bacteria […]

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Probiotics

3 Reasons to Add Probiotics to Your Daily Routine

Perhaps you’ve noticed the probiotics section at Whole Foods taking up more shelf space over the years. Or you’ve had a friend suggest taking probiotics over other medication to ease symptoms of a health condition. Regardless of the exact reason for why your interest in probiotics has peaked, there’s no denying that it’s there–and you […]

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All-Natural Immune System Support for the Winter Months

The cold weather is moving in, and cold and flu season has arrived. It’s time for hot soup, warm clothes, and giving your immune system the support it needs to get through the winter.   For starters, it’s important to always wash your hands and stay away from those who are already sick. But that’s […]

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Much Ado About Food Allergies

According to a study reviewed in Pediatrics and funded by an allergy advocacy group, Food Allergy Initiative, one in every thirteen children will be diagnosed with a food allergy. With these numbers rising, it’s time to take a step back and review the basics to determine where this all began, how to approach food allergies […]

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