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We Can No Longer Ignore Glyphosate

Glyphosate, a broad-spectrum herbicide and weed killer. It is the active ingredient in Roundup. In recent years, glyphosate has been the subject of much debate on its health effects, and legal battles have ensued. While Monsanto, the producer of Roundup, has denied that is has harmful effects, research suggests that glyphosate is carcinogenic, an endocrine [...]

New Research On Gut Health

Clinical nutritionist Christa Orecchio and gut microbiome expert Dr. Jack Tips, Ph.D., discuss new developments in the field of gut health. Having a healthy microbiome lowers the inflammation body wide, so the body can better function. It also has tremendous impact on mood, the immune system, and sleep. These two experts discuss new research, [...]

Signs of Acid Reflux And How It Can Affect Sleep

Acid reflux and poor sleep often go hand in hand. Acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and heartburn are very common conditions experienced by millions. In fact, research suggests that about a fifth of people in the United States have GERD. How can you know when it’s affecting you? The most common symptom of reflux [...]

By |March 15th, 2018|Diet, Gut Health, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Tips|Comments Off on Signs of Acid Reflux And How It Can Affect Sleep

How Fast Food Wrecks Our Gut Microbiome

More and more research points to the importance of a healthy gut microbiome for overall health. Good bacteria serve in countless roles to help the body, such as in the production of nutrients and vitamins. Prebiotics and probiotics are all part of the movement to help the good gut bacteria thrive. But what about [...]

By |January 29th, 2018|Diet, Gut Health, Sleep and Health|Comments Off on How Fast Food Wrecks Our Gut Microbiome

Prebiotics, Probiotics and Sleep

Probiotics are all the rage these days, and rightly so. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live in our gut, aiding in digestion, immunity and many more things. Many foods contain probiotics, like fermented foods, yogurt, kimchi, kombucha and an ever-increasing variety of new foods. It is thought that probiotics may influence brain activity, which [...]

By |December 5th, 2017|Diet, Gut Health, Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Prebiotics, Probiotics and Sleep

Why Gut Bacteria Matters

How to take care of your vital gut flora of bacteria Bacteria is just now starting to come into the light as a friend of the human body, where for many decades it was simplistically considered a bad thing to most Americans. As scientists and medical researchers learn about the fantastic world of bacteria, [...]

By |August 31st, 2017|Diet, Gut Health, Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Why Gut Bacteria Matters

Fatigue and Diet

It seems like every week there is some news article talking about a supplement or plant or berry that is supposed to give us more energy. While this mass of contradictory information can be daunting, it’s important to understand that diet does in fact influence your energy levels. Part of the problem is the cultural [...]

By |November 18th, 2016|Diet, Gut Health, Sleep and Health|Comments Off on Fatigue and Diet