Toxins

We live in a toxic world, with new chemicals and hazards being introduced every day.  While we may not be able to fully eliminate all toxins from our lives, we can make less toxic choices and protect our body’s ability to detoxify.

gut health is not just about digestion

9 Non-Digestive Signs You Have an Imbalanced Gut

If you’d prefer – you can watch a video covering this same content here or listen to the audio-only here. Did you know that the health of your gut affects more than just your digestion? It turns out that the gut is intimately connected to almost every system in the body, from your brain to …

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weight loss resistance

5 Reasons for Weight Loss Resistance

“I’ve tried it all – and this weight just won’t budge!” Nothing could be more frustrating than strictly following a diet and exercising like mad – yet not getting results (possibly even gaining weight). This is sadly a common struggle, especially for women. There are many reasons why your body may be resisting weight loss. …

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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

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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how food affects your mood

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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Non-Nutritive Sweeteners lead to MORE antimicrobial resistance!

In this video I discuss this study published in February 2021 in the ISME Journal: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41396-021-00909-x#Sec18 This study examined saccharine, sucralose (Splenda), aspartame, and acesulfame potassium (aka ace-K or acesulfame K) and how these sweeteners impact microbes – specifically microbial resistance. These sweeteners are poison and this is the latest reason why you should avoid …

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