Category Archives: Gut Health

Is Drinking Wine Part of a Healthy Diet?

History may suggest that the fermentation of fruit to make alcohol was only a 10,000 year-old practice, but recent evidence in the journal PNAS shows that we were able to metabolize it LONG before that. The researchers discovered that the version of the ADH4 enzyme necessary to breakdown alcohol (Class IV alcohol dehydrogenases) was present…

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Resistant Starch – The New Excuse to Eat Grains & Legumes?

Resistant starch is the latest craze in nutrition. And like most things that ‘all of a sudden burst onto the scene out of nowhere,’ we’re being told that it can solve all of our health problems with little to no other change in our diet and lifestyle. But this time it’s not just Dr. Oz…

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Herbs And Spices – 7 Buying/Storing Tips & 13 DIY Blends

Though herbs and spices have tremendous health benefits (outlined here and here), they’re not all created equal.  And similarly, they don’t all remain equal – depending on where you store them and how you treat them. The good is, it’s not that complicated or difficult to implement.  And the better news is, it’s going to…

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But My Doctor NSAID to Take These – What Aspirin & Ibuprofen Are Really Doing

Hate to generalize, but if you’re a Baby Boomer you’re probably used to popping Advil or Aspirin when something hurts. Headache? No problem. Back ache? Handled. Arthritis? Taken care of. Someone else is in pain? “Did you take an ibuprofen?” What’s worse, is that many have been advised to take a Baby Aspirin each day…

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Herbs And Spices – My Top 10 List For Spices

As previously discussed, herbs and spices are some of the most nutritious foods. With most nutrient density scales and indexes placing them at (or near) the top of the chart – just under organ meats.  And many of them providing FAR MORE antioxidants than fruits and vegetables – on a per-weight, or gram-per-gram basis. The…

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Herbs And Spices – My Top 10 Herbs For Health

This is a long post, so I’ll cut to the chase. Herbs and spices are among the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, and they’re packed with powerful essential oils that kill bacteria, boost antioxidant protection, and prevent disease. Try adding a few of the top 10 herbs mentioned below (and top 10 spices…

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How Stress Makes You Fat & Sick (and what to do about it)

Most of us recognize that excess stress is bad for our health and body composition, but not many of us understand why. Because if we did, we’d probably start paying a little more attention to the techniques for reducing it; instead of treating it like hippy mumbo-jumbo or a curfew from Mom and Dad, and…

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Apple Cider Vinegar Each Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Vinegar is to digestion, as fermented foods are to gut flora. The ‘real food’ supplement that came well before pills and capsules. Initially, vinegar was used as a food preservative, until it’s long-list of medicinal benefits were discovered. With some cultures (like the Chinese) using it as a sanitizer over 1000 years ago, and others…

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