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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 Ways to Treat Yourself Well in the New Year

2018 is just days away, and you know what that means…it’s time to make those resolutions! Perhaps you’re hoping to travel to more exotic locations, or patch up relationships with loved ones you’ve lost touch with. That said, according to a poll taken by ComRes, the top four most common New Year’s resolutions include: Exercising […]

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The Best PPI Substitute for Acid Reflux

Americans spend nearly $13 billion a year on both prescription and over-the-counter versions of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). From esomeprazole (Nexium) to lansoprazole (Prevacid), these PPIs are often used to treat chronic acid reflux.   In fact, researchers at Stanford have found that these drugs don’t simply turn off acid pumps in the stomach.   […]

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4 Diabetes Superfoods to Incorporate in Your Diet Today

According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, diabetes has grown to epidemic proportions in the United States, with over 30 million people suffering from the disease.   That’s 10% of the country’s population!   If you find that you or someone you love has received a diagnosis for diabetes, you know all too well […]

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The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

   Chia seeds are the latest health craze in the world of wellness.   That’s right–those little black seeds aren’t only used to grow fur for chia pets from your childhood days.   Originating from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, chia was grown by Mayan and Aztec cultures in Mexico for centuries. In these ancient […]

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon

As the days get colder and nights longer, we celebrate this time of year as people have for generations: with the sights and smells of the holiday season. In addition to the pine tree and the mint from candy canes, the scent of the holidays is that of cinnamon.   From eggnog to pumpkin pie, […]

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How to Manage Sugar Cravings during the Holidays

  One of the best parts of the holiday seasons—besides traveling, enjoying family and friends, and taking time off work– is the food! With so many treats and desserts available, it’s hard not to indulge a little to satisfy your sugar cravings.   There’s nothing wrong with having a decadent dessert every once in a […]

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10 Uses for Coconut Oil You’ll Love

Image credit: Veganbaking.net The health benefits of coconut oil go far beyond its reputation as the best oil to use for frying. Pure coconut oil contains 92% saturated fat, which is enough to scare any health-conscious person. However, the fats in coconut oil are short- and medium-chain fatty acids, which positively affect the body. Don’t let […]

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