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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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 tight…

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Processed Food Additives: Thickeners. Are They As Bad As They Sound?

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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Prebiotic – What Is It and What You Need To Know?

“Pre”biotics? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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How To Create a Mindset for Health

So much of health is all about habits and actions, but where do these all stem from? What if we don’t have to make as many changes as we think we do? What if there was one powerful thing that makes a lot of difference? That thing is mindset. Mindset is sometimes called “the story…

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Antioxidant Foods vs. Supplements

Antioxidants are just that: they fight (anti) oxidation. The chemical process of oxidation is like rusting metal. A molecule loses electrons and creates the infamous free radicals.  Oxidation is also the reason why apples, bananas, and avocados go brown when the skin is broken, and they’re exposed to air – they’re getting oxidized. Free radicals…

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Surprising Ways To Prevent Osteoporosis

You know you need your calcium, but you might not realize other lifestyle factors that could increase your risk for osteoporosis. Whether you are concerned about maintaining bone health, or you’ve already been told you have osteoporosis or osteopenia, optimizing your diet’s nutritional values can help you prevent and even fight osteoporosis naturally! Calcium deficiency was once…

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Can’t Keep The Weight Off? This May Be Why..

You may think you are doing all the right things but it’s possible that the diet you are following is actually preventing you from reaching your goal weight and getting the body you want. Read on for the 5 most common diet mistakes that prevent people from losing weight. 1: You Don’t Get Enough Sleep. Did you know that getting plenty…

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Crave Sugar? – 7 Simple Things You Should Do

WHY is sugar is so addicting? Well – because sugar stimulate the brain the same way that drugs do. That’s why most people have trouble resisting ice cream, cookies, pasta, candies and other foods containing sugar and processed carbs. The more you eat them – the more you crave them! Curbing your sugar cravings may…

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Leaky Gut – What it is? What are the symptoms? What Should You Eat?

“Leaky gut” is a popular topic in the health and wellness spheres these days. It’s been blamed for many symptoms and conditions that seem to be all-too-common. Allergies, intolerances, joint pain, even autoimmune diseases can all be linked back to leaky gut. But what exactly is leaky gut? What causes it? What kinds of issues…

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