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4 Easy Way to Beat Fatigue Naturally

In today’s world, we are constantly on the go, a steady state “busy-ness” is the norm, and we’re always running from one responsibility to the next – literally! So, it’s no wonder that physical fatigue is such a common complaint.   The good news is that there are some really simple (and natural) ways to…

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SIBO: what is it, and how do I know if I have it?

There may be something lurking within your gut, when and where you least expect it.  You’re probably already in tune with keeping the large intestine healthy, balanced and well- populated with good bacteria (got probiotics?).  But, what about the health of the small intestine that is located before it in the digestive tract?  The truth…

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How To Beat Negative Self-talk and Limiting Beliefs

A little self-criticism is a normal shared human mental pattern and can even be healthy for the most part. But, we can also just as easily open the door to that overly vocal “negative nelly” voice in our head.   However, if your negative voice is preventing you from doing what you want or need…

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10 signs you may have a hormone imbalance – and what to do about it

Hormones are like chemical messengers and govern nearly every cellular action in our body.   While very important, our sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, are actually not essential for our survival.  They’re responsible for sexual functioning and fertility, as well as in more of a “beauty” capacity – keeping our skin, hair &…

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Constipation? What to Eat if You Get Constipated

Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea – it’s when stool tends to stick around longer than necessary. Often, it’s drier, lumpier, and harder than normal, and may be difficult to pass.  Constipation often comes along with abdominal pain and bloating. And can be common in people with certain gut issues, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). …

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Pros and Cons of Elimination Diets

Our digestive system is a huge portal into our bodies. Lots of things can get in there that aren’t always good for us. And because the system is so complex (knowing which tiny molecules to absorb, and which keep out), lots can go wrong. And that’s one reason why 70% of our immune system lives…

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What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you.  If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make these a staple in your diet.  To start, they’re…

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What Makes a Food Processed?

The world of food can be so confusing at times. There was a time when it was clear what food was – it came directly from nature – whether foraging, hunting, or farming.   Now there are so many things we eat that don’t resemble a natural food.  Michael Pollan has a famous quote, he…

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Thickeners – What You Need to Know

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat.  Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize foods they’re added to. Emulsification allows fats…

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What to do About a Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It’s when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They’re supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain things into our bodies (like nutrients), and keep other things out.   When the…

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