5 Ways to Detox Your Life

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If you’re feeling nauseous, sluggish, and foggy, you may be dealing with toxin overload. During the holidays, your exposure to toxins can increase dramatically thanks to special holiday food, festive cocktails, and spending more time in crowded environments such as parties, malls, and airports. Unfortunately, toxin exposure doesn’t start or end with the holidays. You come into contact with harmful …

Are You Suffering from Inflammaging?

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Ah, the signs of aging—wrinkles, vision changes, and those frequent aches and pains. But there’s another sign you’re getting older—chronic inflammation. And, although you can’t see or feel it, this low-grade inflammation speeds the aging process. And it’s a phenomenon that occurs in most people as they grow older. Researchers are finding that this type of chronic inflammation—known as inflammaging—isn’t …

Keep Your Dog Healthy During the Holidays!

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When the holidays hit, most of us find our kitchens filled with cookies, candy, and all the fixings for those special holiday meals. But these goodies don’t just tempt us—they also tempt our furry friends. Yet, no matter how much your dog begs, sharing those holiday treats can lead to doggy digestive issues, cardiovascular problems, seizures, and even death. Does …

Master Your Microbiota

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Did you know that your body is home to trillions of microorganisms? While it may sound strange, it’s true! Some of these microorganisms live on your skin and some in your mouth, but most inhabit your gut. Known as your microbiota, this microbial community is made up of various bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi. And just like any community, each …

The Skinny on Pet Obesity

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I know it can be hard to keep from slipping your furry friend a treat whenever he or she looks up at you with those eyes. But thanks those frequent, 56 percent of all dogs in America are, to put it simply, fat. In fact, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention notes that veterinarians in the U. S. now classify …

Candida Unchecked

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Bacteria, viruses, and fungi—oh my! The world is full of microscopic organisms, living both inside and outside of your body. While some are completely normal and even good for you, others can go unchecked and wreak havoc on your health. Take candida, for example. Candida is a species of yeast (a single-celled fungus) that lives in everyone’s gastrointestinal tract. Most …

Living Better with Autoimmune Disorders

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If you’ve been living with an autoimmune disorder, you know how hard it is to just get through the day. Some days, even getting out of bed feels impossible. Between the achiness, exhaustion, and other disabling symptoms, living with an autoimmune disease can impact your ability to work and socialize. It can also take a toll on your financial health, …

Solving the Food Sensitivity Puzzle

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Do you suffer from seemingly random gastrointestinal problems, skin outbreaks, headaches, or joint pain? Has your doctor looked for a cause, only to come up empty? Rest assured, these mysterious symptoms aren’t all in your head. Instead, you may be suffering from a food sensitivity. It’s estimated that at least 30 percent of Americans experienced some kind of food sensitivity …

5 Nutrients That Heal a Leaky Gut

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Has your gut sprung a leak? Leaky gut, a lay person’s term for “intestinal hyperpermeability”—a condition where the intestinal barrier has been compromised—affects more than 80 percent of all American adults. At its core, leaky gut—technically known as gut enteropathy—arises when the intestinal barrier becomes permeable and allows bacteria, toxins, and microscopic bits of undigested food to “leak” out of …

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Probiotics Get Sudsy Touted as a healthier way to wash dishes, a new type of dish soap that contains probiotics is popping up on the countertops of health-savvy consumers across the country. Apparently, the probiotics are as beneficial for your dishes as they are for your gut health. The friendly bacteria the soap promises to deliver is believed to continue …