Gut Health

All disease begins in the gut and so does healing!

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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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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Holistic Approaches for Mental Health

The profound connection between digestion and depression, anxiety, and mood disorders which is why the gut is considered the second brain. Holistic approaches 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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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

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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How Does Food Affect Your Mood

I hear complaints from clients about being “hangry” or feeling a sudden onset of sadness, weakness, lethargy, or apathy when they haven’t eaten in a while. Do you know what is going on in your body that causes these mood changes? You might be surprised to know that what you eat can alter your mood. …

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