alcohol affects gut health

5 ways alcohol affects gut health

Most of us are aware that alcohol might have negative health effects, but many aren’t aware of how harmful it can be to our entire gut system. Alcohol can wreak havoc on your gut by causing inflammation and upsetting the equilibrium of good and bad bacteria, as well as limiting nutrient absorption and even causing …

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insulin resistance and hypertension

Insulin Resistance and Hypertension

Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally – with more than 30% of disease-related deaths. Commonly held beliefs are that heart disease stems from smoking, lack of exercise, alcohol consumption, cholesterol levels, and obesity. These are all relevant factors, but one significant factor – insulin resistance – has garnered little attention. The truth …

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Autophagy

Our cellular recycling and repair mechanism Autophagy – “self-eating” – is one of the most important health mechanisms in the human body. Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the key mechanisms which make autophagy work. Here is a portion of what was said in the award announcement: Thanks …

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Nutrition Therapy for Mental Health

The profound connection between digestion and depression, anxiety, and mood disorders which is why the gut is considered the second brain. Nutrition therapy for mental health: There is a large relationship between mental health problems and digestive disorders – for example, anxiety is five times higher in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) than in …

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Intermittent Fasting – Benefits and Risks

Intermittent fasting has become a popular weight-loss and health strategy in recent years. Should you try it? Today we’re talking all about who it’s for and who it’s not for. Intermittent Fasting – Benefits and Risks Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating schedule where you cycle between periods of eating and not eating, which we …

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reducing heart disease risk naturally

Reducing Heart Disease Risk Naturally

A case study in Nutrition Therapy and Restoring Wellness In today’s post, I want to share a powerful case study about reducing heart disease risk naturally – beyond simply diet! This 50-year-old male client came to nutrition therapy because he received poor blood testing results that showed high cholesterol (total and LDL with low HDL). …

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avoid serious COVID with diet

Avoid Serious COVID with Diet

Foods Impact Health Outcomes This may sound like a sensational headline, but a brand new study was just published in the journal Gut by Massachusetts General Hospital (affiliated with Harvard) that followed 592,571 people from the US and UK and showed the people can avoid serious COVID with diet. The study subjects were asked about …

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