Category Archives: Gut Health

Ditching The Standard American DUMP (S.A.D.)

Once we started using the high-boy toilet, it didn’t take long for us to forget that we used to squat in the bush. And sadly, we never stopped to think that the maybe the 90-degree crapper isn’t ideal. What’s interesting, is that various cultures around the world never adopted the American Standard toilet. Opting for…

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Asthma? Eczema? Headaches? IBS? Arthritis? Depression? Go With Your Gut

The bacteria in our gut accounts for more than 75% of our immune system, and plays an integral part in regulating our metabolism, supporting our gastrointestinal system, and protecting us from infection. As previously discussed, the over-use of antibiotics (and prescription medication in general) is largely to blame for the compromised gut health we’re now…

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10 Red Flags You’re Unhealthy That You Call “Normal”

Doctors use symptoms to diagnose illnesses, and one could say a symptom is your body’s way of communicating something is wrong. The problem is, some of us have lived with these symptoms for so long, they’re no longer classified as symptoms anymore. They’re simply classified as “normal.” Many times these problems are treated with medication,…

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Don’t Mess With the Microbes – Gut Bacteria, Obesity, and Disease

The hottest trend in 21st century research is swapping the gut microbes of mice to pinpoint the impact of different bacterial strains on our health and body composition. With various studies showing considerable evidence that a bacteria-shift alone can turn a lean mouse into a fat mouse (1, 2), a normal eater into an overeater…

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Anxiety & Depression – Chemical Imbalance or Dietary Disaster?

The awareness campaigns for depression are bothersome. Which may seem like a cold-hearted comment for anyone dealing with it, or anyone that has a friend or family member dealing with it, but not when you take a look at what’s causing it. Perhaps frustrating would have been a better word than bothersome, as the main…

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From Chronic Inflammation to Chronic Disease – 10 Ways to Prevent It

Not all inflammation is bad; as the very reason our body has an inflammatory response is to protect and heal itself. Whether that’s swelling, warmth, and redness for an acute injury, or the secretion of T-cells to destroy harmful pathogens. But chronic (or systemic) inflammation is bad. Since unlike burns, cuts, breaks, and bruises, or…

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Bone Broth – Make it a Staple This Winter

Last winter bone broth was the hot new food item; and for good reason! It’s very nutritious, extremely delicious, and provides a health-boost that most of us living North of 40 could use from November to March. Unlike your standard muscle meats, the connective tissues in animal carcasses add support to bones and joints, and…

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FODMAP – Fancy Word for Fart-Stopper? That’s Worse For Your Gut?

The Low FODMAP Diet has grown in popularity as people finally start to realize that optimal health begins in the gut.   Some are turning to it because they’ve been struggling with an irritable bowel or gastrointestinal discomfort (bloated, gas, reflux, etc) for years, while others are looking to it because they’ve heard it can improve…

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