4 Things You Can Learn When You Track Your hs-CRP

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There are many insightful health markers beyond the routine tests you’d find in an annual physical or check-up. High-sensitivity C-reactive protein, or hs-CRP, is one of the most important.

Understanding this marker is invaluable when it comes to living a long and healthy life. Here are four things you can learn about yourself when you track this key biomarker.

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Aiming For a Healthier 2020? Try These 7 Small Changes

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A big lifestyle change can seem daunting, but taking small steps can make your goal both manageable and possible.

You don’t have to wait until January 1 to take action, you can start right now. Continue reading

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Traveling During Cold & Flu Season? 10 Tips to Help Protect and Strengthen Your Immune System.

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If you’re traveling and managing a busier schedule during the upcoming cold and flu season, getting sick may feel inevitable. While holidays and end of year events crowd the calendar, this could mean you’re constantly: 

  • Changing your sleep, live, and working environments
  • Adjusting/forgoing your daily healthy routines and eating habits
  • In physical contact with far more objects that many others have touched

While we have a few tried and true routines that help us protect against a cold in the home or office, it’s less common to have such protection during travel, which can be even more hazardous to  your immune system.

Falling ill have to be your fate! Here are a few best practices and precautions you can work into your travel plans that may be able to help you dodge the sniffles that can drag you down. Continue reading

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5 Habits Affecting Your Gut Health (are you one of these people?)

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A healthy microbiome is key to living a healthy life. When it comes to gut health and the 5 lbs of bacteria that reside in your body, researchers continue to make discoveries about its connection to a variety of diseases and conditions, from anxiety and mood to obesity and IBS.

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The Sunshine Vitamin: Can You Get Vitamin D From Food?

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Vitamin D, a fat-soluble hormone that controls the expression of over 1,000 genes, is sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin. This is because our primary source is from exposure to the sun.

While your body does create vitamin D by exposing unprotected skin to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays of sunlight, the reality is that we spend more and more time indoors under artificial lighting.

Even when we do get more exposure the sun, many wear enough clothing or sunblock to decrease the production of vitamin D.

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Want a Healthier Gut? Get the Scoop on Prebiotic Foods

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When it comes to creating a healthy gut, the goal is for both the good and potentially harmful bacteria in your small intestines to stay balanced. 

This is because the lining of your small intestines is an extremely thin layer that acts as a protective barrier as bacteria passes through. Too much bad bacteria can compromise this thin lining. Once compromised, non-nutritive materials can slip into your bloodstream. Continue reading

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