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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.

We tapped our friends at Onegevity to collaborate and weigh in on the matter. Continue reading

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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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3 Easy Tips to Sneak Magnesium into Your Day (and why it’s so important)

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We talk about Magnesium a lot – and for a good reason! Magnesium is an essential mineral in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps the body maintain normal heart rhythm, immune system, and muscle function.

One of the best way to know your Magnesium – and other mineral – levels is to take a blood test. It also helps to know the potential warning signs of Magnesium deficiency, including: Continue reading

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The 3 Incredibly Common Daily Habits That Disrupt Your Sleep Quality

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When it comes to living a healthy life there are no shortage of opinions on how to eat, what to eat, and how to exercise. You have many options to choose from, from keto and kettlebells to crossfit and paleo.

But what about the healthy life practice that is often left, quite literally, in the dark? We’re talking about sleep. Sleep is a cornerstone of good health, with the average nightly recommendation at 7-9 hours for adults. Your sleep quality impacts your:

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5 Simple Steps to Reducing Sugar In Your Diet — and Why You Need To

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Sugar is heavily scrutinized, from documentaries like Fed Up to books like Eve Shaub’s “Year of No Sugar: A Memoir,” because of its link to many potential health problems. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.