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5 Tips To Improve Gut Health So You Can Strengthen Your Immune System and Prevent Disease

As Hippocrates once famously said, “all disease begins in the gut.” While not every single disease begins in the gut, there is a lot of truth to this 2000-year-old advice.   Most chronic metabolic diseases do begin in the gut. It is because of this, that working to improve digestive and gut health is almost always the first thing that holistic health practitioners address when working with clients on a wide variety of health ailments and complaints.   When gut health is compromised, often the integrity of the gut lining is weakened, which allows unwanted bacterial products and undigested food particles to leak through the gut lining and enter the blood stream, where they are not supposed to be.  ...

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Leaky Gut: The Common Condition That Can Be Felt Throughout The Body

  In the famous words of Hippocrates: “All disease begins in the gut.”   The condition known as “leaky gut syndrome” has been getting a lot of attention in recent years, as more and more people are dealing with this condition and it is now being linked to a wide range of health concerns and chronic diseases. It is also becoming more widely accepted within the medical profession that this condition exists!   So what is leaky gut and why do we need to know about it?   Leaky gut is when the tight junctions in our intestines, which normally are very selective with what is able to pass through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream, become weakened and begin...

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Natural Ways To Soothe and Prevent Heartburn

Heartburn is a very common symptom that most people living in Western countries experience at some point in their lives. More many, however, it can be a chronic and painful condition and can cause damage overtime.   Symptoms of acid reflux/heart burn:   • Unpleasant burning sensation in the chest, behind the breastbone, after a meal • Sour taste in the mouth or throat • Pain when sleeping or laying down • Bloating, gas, nausea after meals   The fact that heartburn is so common is a testament to many of our suffering digestive systems.   Contrary to popular belief, heartburn is more often caused by not enough stomach acid, rather than too much. It is much more common to...

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How to Nourish Your Adrenals To Reduce Stress

Are you stressed out? We all experience stress at some point in our lives. It’s part of life. However, when left unaddressed stress can be one of the most detrimental influences on our overall health.   When we experience stress – whether that’s mental, emotional, or physical – two small glands called our adrenals release a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is an important hormone that helps give us energy and regulates our circadian rhythm. Too much cortisol however, as in the case of chronic stress, can have negative effects on the body. When the adrenal glands are overworked we can experience a wide range of symptoms, including:   - Fatigue - Sleep problems (often waking around 2am and being unable...

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Nutritional Tips For Healthy Skin

Our skin can be an excellent indicator of overall health – for some people, the warning signs that the body is struggling (often with digestion) often show up first as annoying skin complaints. Acne, dryness, sagging, premature aging, discoloration, and rashes can all be indications that the body as a whole is lacking the vitality it should have.    It’s important to remember that the skin is an organ, just like our internal organs, and that it is greatly affected by our nutrition and how we care for our bodies.   While there are countless creams and cleansers and ointments available for nearly any skin condition, finding the root cause of your skin troubles and working to bring balance to...

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