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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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Dr. Lisa’s Top 10

Dr. Lisa has put together her ‘Top 10’ things to keep your immune system strong and functioning at its best. There are a lot of things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy through the flu season so that you are not fighting illness, but rather staying healthy. Get adjusted regularly:…

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Opioids: chasing and masking pain.

How did we get here? Starting from when we are young we develop a relationship with pain where we will do anything to prevent it or place a band-aid (either metaphorical or literal) on the place that is hurting.  We mask, medicate, and desire for it to go away as quickly as possible. We view…

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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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How Adrenal Fatigue Mimics Illness

Adrenal Fatigue

Chronic adrenal fatigue is a real condition affecting millions of people around the world. Because the way in which each person handles stress varies so widely it is often overlook or misdiagnosed and therefore treated insufficiently. This condition is often associated with prolonged or intense stress brought on by the tribulations of modern living or…

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Summer Solstice

summer solstice

Summer Solstice is upon us this Thursday, June 21st. There are several different ideas surrounding the meaning of the solstice depending on culture, religion, and scientific evidence. In some cultures the belief is that the solstice is a time of renewal and we love that concept. As we move through the ages we grow by…

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Your Second Brain?!

Gut-Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis is one of the least talked about health topics but one of the most crucial relationships in keeping your body-mind health in optimal shape. Most of us know someone, or maybe it is yourself who’s in really good physical health yet has memory issues, digestive problems, mental health conditions, or just cannot…

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Sugar – The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Misconceptions of sugar alternatives as “diet” foods and beverages. Many people feel that they can take control of their health and lose weight by eliminating refined sugar and switching to artificial. They feel that finding a similar replacement for what they are craving will be the answer. However, more and more studies are showing the…

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Weight-Loss & Nutrition Response Testing

Weight-loss is an issue that has been battled throughout the ages. More than ever we see the need to address more than just weight-loss, we need quality nutrition and realistic eating habits in order to maintain healthy weight along with overall health. Americans are more overweight than ever, and these issues are affecting both children…

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