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5 Signs of a Healthy Gut

How’s your gut health? A simple “gut check” is one of the most comprehensive ways to assess your overall well-being. Growing research points to the importance of the microbiome in a wide range of functions, from your immune system, to your weight, to your mental health and more. The term microbiome refers to the trillions…

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How Your Gut Health Affects Your Mental Health

Recent years have seen a growing awareness of mental health issues, and, thankfully, more open conversations about addressing psychological challenges. However, many people remain unaware of new, exciting research on the connection between gut health and mental health. The connection between your digestive system and your brain can have a profound influence on your mental…

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Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

If weight loss and a healthier lifestyle are at the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’re not alone. Many people start out the new year vowing to drop some pounds – but not all succeed. This may be due to an under functioning metabolism – the rate at which we burn calories…

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Food Additives: Harmful or Harmless?

Think about any item in your kitchen pantry, flip over to the ingredients list and odds are…you’re going to find some kind of food additive! Food additives are typically added to enhance the flavor, appearance, or texture of a product, or to extend its shelf life. Although generally tested for their safety, studies show that…

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Top 10 Tips for Good Digestion

“A good digestion turneth all to health.” George Herbert Good digestion is essential to our health – and our mood – and when it’s all working smoothly, we tend to take it for granted. It’s not until things go wrong that digestion moves to the forefront of our minds. If you are someone who suffers…

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The Connection Between Gluten and Thyroid Issues

By now, you’ve likely heard about gluten intolerance. The buzz word “gluten-free” is everywhere in the health world. But how impactful is gluten? For those with thyroid issues, it may be affecting you more than you realize. Thyroid Conditions Are Fairly Common About 20 million Americans are currently suffering from a form of thyroid disease.…

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Advanced Gut Health: How to Handle H. Pylori

Have you heard of Helicobacter Pylori? Research tells us that this ancient bacteria may actually be beneficial for some, but for others, it causes digestive symptoms that range from miserable to lethal. An active H. Pylori infection can go unnoticed for years, so uncovering this crafty bacteria early is the key to avoiding complications down…

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How to Approach Arthritis Naturally

If you’ve ever suffered from joint pain, you know how much of a headache it is. All the aches and pains of arthritis make moving your joints unnecessarily difficult, and the prospect of your symptoms worsening over time is daunting, to say the least. What if I told you there are therapies available that are…

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Could You Have a Gluten Sensitivity?

Bread in a basket; could you have a gluten sensitivity?

The topic of food sensitivities has become more popular over the last several years, with gluten sensitivities being one of the most popular. Gluten-free foods have shown up in nearly every grocery store and restaurant, and more and more people have chosen to adopt a gluten-free diet. Many critics of the gluten-free movement claim that…

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Heartburn and Indigestion

Chili peppers; acid, indigestion, and bloating.

Heartburn and indigestion are common problems that can make eating difficult and stressful. There are several potential causes, and the solution often depends on what is causing it. Poor gut health and poor digestion is believed to be one of the root causes of many common health issues including heartburn, and repairing the gut may…

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