Posts by madcap

Skin Health & Beauty Benefits of Collagen

Collagen has become a buzzword in the wellness world, particularly when it comes to beauty, skin health, and stopping the signs of aging in their tracks. Collagen can now be found in everything from beauty and skin products to food products, like bone broth and powdered hydrolyzed collagen supplements. You may have noticed your favorite…

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Hormone Re-balancing Diet Tips

People lead stressful and busy lives – that’s an unfortunate but undeniable fact these days. Then, when you factor in a poor diet and/or lack of adequate nutrition, it’s no wonder that disorders of the metabolic and endocrine systems are becoming the new norm! Your hormones – the body’s chemical messengers – are involved in…

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Holistic Happiness: Ways to De-Stress Naturally

Stress in any form can wreak havoc on your health. During a stressful situation, the brain experiences chemical and physical changes that affect overall functioning. “Fight or flight” hormones are released by the adrenal glands, resulting in rapid heart rate, higher blood pressure and a weakened immune system. Addressing stress early on can limit the…

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Exercising with Chronic Pain

Getting to the gym for a workout can sometimes be a battle in itself. Let’s face it… a daily workout can be a challenge, for so many reasons, but sometimes it can even be a little painful – or a lot painful!   So, what do you do if you’re already dealing with body pain…

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July 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Only 1 in 20 people in the US consumes the recommended amount of fiber. Let’s Talk About Added Fibers The Dietary Guidelines for Americans call out dietary fiber as a nutrient of public health concern because our typically poor fiber intakes are associated with health problems such as heart disease, abnormal laxation, and colon cancer.…

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How to Choose the Best Online Weight Loss Program? [Guide]

Knowing how to lose weight feels a lot like unchartered territory for beginners. But with the best online weight loss programs, you can now lose your excess pounds without hitting the gym. Here, we’ve outlined a simple guide to help you find the right weight loss membership: Here’s how to choose the best online weight…

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Why You Need to Ditch Plastic From Your Life – ASAP!

There’s no denying it… plastic has overrun our lives, and not in any way that is good — neither for the environment, nor for our health. Plastics are literally everywhere, especially in all aspects of food storage: containers, plastic wrap, zipper bags, straws — and everything else imaginable! Here’s WHY and HOW to ditch plastic……

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Why All Disease Begins In the Gut 

While Hippocrates coined the phrase, “all disease begins in the gut” thousands of years ago, current research is finding there’s much truth in this ancient piece of wisdom!  If you think your intestinal tract is only responsible for digestion and waste elimination, think again… your gut also plays a big role in immune system function,…

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Underactive Thyroid: 4 Lifestyle Tips

One of the main functions of the small butterfly-shaped thyroid gland (in the neck just in front of the windpipe) is to produce specific hormones that help regulate the body’s metabolism.  However, they also play a part in breathing, heart rate, body temperature, and muscle strength, among many other vital functions! These hormones are called…

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Can I Still Lose Weight If I Don’t Want To Give Up Wine/Alcohol?

It’s no lie that alcohol and weight loss goals generally don’t mix, and if we’re being honest, there really are many reasons to reduce or even give up alcohol from our diets and social habits. On the other hand, having a glass of wine, or whatever your drink of choice may be, is also a…

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