Digestion

How to Wake Up Refreshed – Even in the Dead of Winter

This time of year, the days are short and the nights are long. You might find yourself having a little more trouble waking up in the mornings. But hiding under the warm covers when it’s chilly outside isn't always a sign of being lazy or deterring the start of your day. There's something else at…
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How You Can Plan the Perfect Cozy Winter Day

The days are getting shorter, and the air feels extra chilly. It's no secret that winter is here in full force. But just because you've swapped your flip-flops for a winter coat doesn't mean you have to hibernate until spring. You can enjoy the season to its fullest with this step-by-step guide to creating that…
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Simple, Healthy Breakfast Recipes That’ll Leave Your Mouth Watering

On a chilly fall morning, the last thing you may want to do is crawl out from under your warm covers. And the thought of stepping into your cold kitchen to prepare a full breakfast? Forget it! But we’re taking the dread out of your morning meal prep with three simple, nourishing breakfasts from the…
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3 Ways to Promote Good Gut Health

If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that many things in life are outside our control. And this year, that realization was a bitter pill to swallow. While you may not be able to remove the thing or things that are causing you stress, you’ve probably felt the impact of stress on your body –…
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Fiber and Gut Bacteria – Underrated Besties

Your digestive tract is home to a thriving community of bacteria numbering in the trillions. (significantly more than the number of cells in the body!) Their health impact is remarkable, influencing the way we think, how we feel, our quality of sleep, and a myriad of health conditions. It seems as though Hippocrates was right…
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6 Key Nutrients Every Child Needs

They say being a parent is a full-time job, but in reality, it feels like it should be equivalent to TWO full-time jobs! When it comes to the health of your kids, you want to do everything possible to make sure they grow up strong and healthy.  Unfortunately, many of the standard recommendations, like having…
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The Dark Side of Peanut Butter

Most of us love spreading peanut, almond, or cashew butter on our favorite foods. The sad truth is that not all nut and seed butter is created equal, especially peanut butter. There’s a dark and dirty little secret you might want to know about America’s favorite sandwich spread. Let’s start with the basics. Peanuts are…
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Simple Plate of Food

The Food Pyramid was first introduced in 1992 and was touted as being the guideline for a perfectly balanced diet. But unfortunately, this perspective was jaded by the greed and power of the food industry giants who had much to gain from guiding people toward consuming processed and refined foods. Nearly 20 years later, the…
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The Love Triangle: Your Gut, Your Brain and Your Microbes

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut actually run the emotional part of your brain? It seems a bit far-fetched, but it's true! The emotions we have on a moment by moment basis are not just "out there somewhere" feelings that ebb and flow throughout the day. Instead, they are largely influenced by…
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Fermented Food is a Superfood!

It’s hard to keep up with all the research being done about the extreme benefits of fermented foods. Until recently, the general public was largely unaware of this ‘new food group’ however, every single traditional culture in the world has a long history of including fermented foods as part of their diets in order to…
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