Category Archives for "Diet & Food"

Cholesterol, Good fats, Bad Fats, and Heart Health

Conventional medicine is slowly admitting that instead of fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates are the biggest sources of high cholesterol. Excess sugars and carbs drive good cholesterol down and triglycerides up, leading to the small, dangerous particles that encourage plaque buildup in the arteries. This contributes to heart disease and insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes. High […]

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How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora

If you find yourself constantly suffering from digestive issues, your gut’s natural microbiome is likely out of balance. There are 500 species and 3 pounds of good, necessary bacteria in your gut. Without this good bacteria, your body would be unable to break down and extract nutrients from food. However, various lifestyle and environmental factors […]

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Target Gut Microbiome for Osteoarthritis and Joint Pain

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the number one cause of disability in the US, afflicting 31 million people. Until now, treatment strategies have been aimed at pain relief but not the inflammatory factors driving it. However, new research shows that improving the gut microbiome — the community of bacteria that live in your gut […]

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Try New Veggies and Fruit to Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria

Want to improve your mood, health, and brain function? An ample and diverse supply of healthy gut bacteria has been shown to be essential, and that is best obtained through eating lots of different kinds of produce. Try going out of your comfort zone in the produce aisle and incorporating some new varieties of vegetables […]

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How to Treat Candida in the Gut

Having a healthy gut microbiome is a key factor in overall health. If your gut is out of balance, it can trigger adverse reactions throughout your body. One of the most common causes of gut imbalance is candida overgrowth. In this blog, we will discuss what causes candida overgrowth and how to treat candida in […]

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Gluten & Dairy Are Like Addictive Drugs to the Brain

Scientists have proven what many of us have learned the hard way: Gluten, dairy, and processed foods trigger addictive responses in the same way commonly abused drugs do. The more processed (i.e., high carb) and fatty a food is, the more likely it is to cause addiction, and the most addictive foods contain cheese, with […]

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Brain-Boosting Nutrition: What to Eat to Improve Brain Function

A well-rounded diet doesn’t just keep your gut healthy; it also boosts your brain. Have you ever wondered what to eat to improve brain function? Today we’ll look at 7 foods that can help boost your cognitive health. What to Eat to Improve Brain Function Whole grains – The brain’s ability to focus and concentrate […]

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Increase in Autoimmunity Rates Linked to Leaky Gut

Autoimmunity, a disorder in which the immune system attacks and destroys body tissue, is one of the most prevalent diseases today, affecting predominantly women. Traditionally, autoimmune disease was thought to be primarily a genetic disease, but research increasingly shows that while genetics play a role, intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, is also an important factor. […]

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