While some fences are effective even when you can see through them, others are only effective when they form a full barrier. This is the case for the junction between your small intestines and your bloodstream. When this internal fence isn’t tight, you have what is called “leaky gut” and this can lead to downstream […]
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You’ve likely heard of food referred to as fuel – I’ve even spoken that way in the past. But I’m realizing that it’s an analogy that falls short of reality. Food is far more than fuel, it is also information. Food is what gives your body the energy and nutrients it needs to function. Your […]
Are you a student of history? I have not studied medical history extensively, yet I have followed others who have done so. I have appreciated their reflections on the current pandemic in light of prior ones. Emerging diseases take off fast, usually because the pathogens have encountered fresh territory. If the disease is bacterial in […]
A lot goes on inside your body of which you are not aware. You may notice symptoms and think that you are just getting old. But consider … is there a fire smoldering inside your body? Could that be the reason for your symptoms? That smoldering fire refers to inflammation. Inflammation can be friend or […]
How is your metabolism? Metabolism is what we call the chemical reactions in the body that turn food into fuel. Our bodies need this to do everything from moving to thinking. If your metabolism is sluggish, your thyroid needs support. Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that wraps around your windpipe in your throat. […]
These days it is nearly impossible to avoid stress. Many are looking for ways to manage their stress, yet you may find greater benefit if you increase your stress resistance with your vagus nerve. What is the vagus nerve, you ask? The vagus nerve forms a bi-directional “super highway” between your brain and the majority […]
With the summer heat comes a lot more sweating, and we lose more water than we usually do in the colder months. This makes it even more important to vigilantly keep your body hydrated. Since this can be a challenge for some, here are some helpful tips to make sure you stay hydrated this summer.
Do you have a friend (or two) who claims that “getting old sucks?” Many struggle with growing numbers of symptoms that they attribute to aging, but few realize that most of those symptoms are actually caused by inflammation. What about you? Are your symptoms aging or inflammation? I firmly believe that many of the symptoms […]
Do you battle with stubborn weight? Perhaps you have tried a number of different diet plans with some success, but you still hit a wall. So you visited your doctor and were told to eat less and exercise more. I’m sure you have discovered that’s not your answer either. While calories can influence weight gain […]
Are you aware that there is a whole ecosystem residing inside your body? Occasionally it gets our attention with uncomfortable symptoms in our gut. Oh, you didn’t realize that was the ecosystem talking, did you? You could actually consider it a whole world in your belly, and it influences your body’s function, including weight gain.
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