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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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Unconventional Tips To Boost Your Immune System and Prevent Illness

With cooler weather and more time spent indoors, cold and flu season is fast approaching.   While there is no shortage of fantastic recommendations for herbs, supplements, and foods you can consume to help prevent these seasonal illnesses, there are many other ways to ensure your immune system stays healthy and strong this fall and winter.   Below are a few unconventional, holistic ways that you can improve the health of your immune system.   Try Dry Skin Brushing. Dry skin brushing involves using a bristled brush and brushing your entire body. You begin at your feet and move upwards using gentle, upward strokes, always moving towards the heart. This usually takes about 5 minutes (or more if you have...

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4 Signs Of A Struggling Immune System That You Might Not Know About

  When we think of the role that the immune system plays in our bodies, we often immediately think of colds and flu – many of us know that if a person contracts every cold or flu that goes around it probably means that their immune system is not functioning as well as it should. And then there’s those people who seem, well, immune to everything. Does this mean they have a stronger immune system?   There are many factors that influence whether or not we contract infections like colds and flus and having a strong immune system is one of them. What we often don’t know, or forget, is that the immune system plays many roles in the bod,...

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5 Foods That Boost The Immune System!

We all want a healthy, strong immune system, year round. Do you seem to pick up every cold or illness that makes its rounds in your workplace? Not only is this a huge bummer, it can also be a sign that your body is at risk of more serious illnesses in the future due to a weakened immune system.   The good news is, that like so many other body systems, the immune system can respond very positively to dietary and lifestyle changes.   In addition to getting enough good quality sleep, exercising daily, limiting your time spent sitting, getting daily sunlight, and managing your stress, there are many whole foods that help improve immune function. Below are 5 of...

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How Candida Yeast Is Affecting Your Life & What To Do About It

Do you often get intense cravings for sugar, bread, or alcohol? Do you experience brain fog, mood swings, and fatigue? Suffering from recurrent yeast infections? Having digestive troubles and suspecting some food sensitivities?   These symptoms, along with many others, are often caused by an overgrowth of the naturally occurring yeast, Candida albicans. The condition of having an imbalance of candida yeast is referred to as Candidiasis.   And it’s quite common, but it’s a problem that is often ignored by doctors, or simply not suspected. Or maybe there is a recognized yeast overgrowth, but band-aid fixes like topical creams are used – a classic case of treating the symptom and not the cause. It can be really frustrating to...

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