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Top 10 Gut Destroyers

Your gut has a direct connection to your brain via the gut-brain axis. If you have an unhealthy microbiome, your mental health will also not be so great.  Here are some of the top gut destroyers that you should avoid to help improve the health of your gut. Stress – Your gut is sensitive to…

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Health Of Mom’s Gut is Key Contributor to Autism

According to new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine a  mother’s microbiome — the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us — during pregnancy plays a critical role in determining the risk developing autism-spectrum disorders. (Source)  The mother’s microbiome shapes the developing brain in multiple ways.  The microbiome is really important to…

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A Gutsy Look Into Mental Health

A slightly deeper look into mental health! Some basic human anatomy: Did you know that the average adult has 2-6 pounds of microbes in their gut? Did you know that our microbiota encodes 3.3 million genes which is almost 150 times more than the human genome? Why is this important? Humans, if looked at under…

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Are Antidepressants Really Helping?

Every year, 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, which makes them one of the most prescribed drugs in the US. The psychiatric industry alone is worth $330 billion even when they do little to cure. Even with all these prescriptions, more than one in 20 americans are depressed, according to statistics from the Centers…

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Handle Holiday Grief

Grief is something that affects all of us in one way or another. It could be we are struggling with a loss or someone we know and love could be grieving. Experiencing special events without our loved one can be a challenge. The subconscious part of the brain remembers our time with them as if…

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