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What to Do if You Suspect Leaky Gut

What to Do if You Suspect Leaky Gut

If you've heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome and read the list of possible symptoms, chances are you've also wondered, "Do I have Leaky Gut?" The answer could be "Yes!" That's because some research indicates that almost 80% of the population has Leaky Gut to some degree. So how do you know if you have Leaky Gut and what are the treatment options? Definition and Diagnosis read more...

Could You Have Leaky Gut

Could You Have Leaky Gut

Have you heard of Leaky Gut Syndrome? It's also known as Leaky Bowel Syndrome or "increased intestinal permeability," and it's a hot topic among health practitioners. Perhaps you've read an article online, seen a friend's post on social media or overhead a conversation in the grocery store. There are many places you may have heard about Leaky Gut, but there is one place where it's read more...

Have You Flexed Your Kindness Muscle Today?

Have You Flexed Your Kindness Muscle Today?

It’s a scientific fact: humans are wired to be kind, and there are scientifically proven benefits to following that innate instinct. As we start the new year with fresh ideas and hopes for happiness, health and success, why not exercise your kindness muscle and reap the associated benefits – both physical and psychological? The other great thing about kindness is that it’s contagious – like read more...

8 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

8 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2018! If you’re like millions of other Americans, you’ve made New Year’s resolutions, some of them likely health-related. Maybe you want to drink more water each day, go to the gym more often, or start meditating―all great goals! Forming good habits takes discipline and conscious effort over a period of time – somewhere between three weeks and two months. So, stick to your resolutions read more...

Bringing Back Bone Broth and its Benefits

Bringing Back Bone Broth and its Benefits

It’s an ancient food source, but one our modern culture has overlooked. For centuries, bone broth could be found simmering in a pot by the fire and was used as a ready-to-eat meal in addition to being an easily accessible base for soups and other recipes in the time before modern refrigeration. It’s a traditional food that modern eaters had forsaken—until recently when the benefits read more...

7 Immune-Boosting Tips for a Healthy Holiday

7 Immune-Boosting Tips for a Healthy Holiday

It’s the holiday season! As we anticipate holiday parties, gatherings and events, it’s a good time to think about proactively supporting our immune systems so that we don’t catch a holiday cold or flu virus. And despite what Mom may have said, bundling up before going outside when it’s cold isn’t exactly a silver bullet solution. The reason more people get sick in the wintertime read more...

Gobble, Gobble! What Overeating Does to Your Body

Gobble, Gobble! What Overeating Does to Your Body

Want to gain weight, feel bloated and tax your bodily systems, potentially causing long-term problems? Then you should consistently eat more than your body requires, time and time again. Of course, that’s not what you want. At least, we hope not! But most Americans seem to be following that plan, with nearly 71% of us now categorized as overweight or obese. Thanksgiving is coming up, read more...

Want to Feel Happier? Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

Want to Feel Happier? Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

On November 23 when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends or loved ones, it’s typical to express what you’re thankful for. But, why limit the good feeling of acknowledging everything that’s going right in your world to one Thursday a year? Science says there’s a strong argument for adopting an attitude of gratitude. Harvard Health reports that psychological research proves one way to read more...

11 Stress-Busting Techniques

11 Stress-Busting Techniques

It’s almost that time of year. Halloween is coming up, then it’s Thanksgiving and bam! The holiday season is upon us. Combine that with your normal weekly workload and the result can be a stress overload. Chronic stress, as outlined in our recent blog, can have serious, negative effects on your health including high blood pressure, weight gain and lower energy. You need stress relief! read more...

How Chronic Stress Impacts our Bodies

How Chronic Stress Impacts our Bodies

Are you stressed out? In our fast-paced modern world where we’re always connected and on-the-go, chronic stress is becoming more and more common. According to the American Psychological Association, “Chronic stress, which means a constant stress experienced over a prolonged period of time, can contribute to long-term problems for heart and blood vessels. The consistent and ongoing increase in heart rate, and the elevated levels read more...