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4 Steps for a Healthier Gut (and why it’s so important)

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A healthy microbiome is key to living a healthy life. As more research is conducted on 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. Continue reading

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How Your Gut Health Affects Your Anxiety

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A teenager in Boston was treated for severe obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and an array of digestive problems using probiotics and antibiotics.  In essence, mental health was treated by focusing on gut health. According to the treating physician, “after six months, Mary’s symptoms began to disappear. And by a year, they were gone. Today, three years later, Mary is a senior in high school and has no sign of either mental disorder.” In another case, a high school boy, Adam, struggled with ADHD, anxiety and mood disorders. After being taken off a lifetime of medication, she was treated with probiotics (live bacteria and yeasts) – the results and positive outcomes from this treatment amazed her friends, family and teachers.

While you and your loved ones may not be affected by conditions as severe and disruptive as OCD and ADHD, what if we told you that what you ate could be impacting your anxiety? 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.

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Is Chocolate Actually Healthy?

When you think of healthy food, chocolate probably doesn’t come to mind. And for good reason, too. Most of our chocolate is full of sugar and overly processed. The tragic thing is that the base ingredient (cacao) has significant health benefits which are usually significantly stripped away. Cacao can lower blood pressure, improve circulation, reduce the risk for diabetes and coronary heart disease, and give our brains a thinking boost!

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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.