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What Weight Loss Pitfalls Should You Avoid?

Weight loss pitfalls typically occur when you follow “diet rules” that are not accurate. For example, most of us believe that cutting out nearly all fat from our weight loss diet will expedite weight loss. Unfortunately, if you deny yourself any fat at all, you’ll inevitably develop intense cravings for carbohydrates, processed foods and fat.… Read more

The 3 Worst Weight Loss Gimmicks

Are you sick of reading about weight loss products only to find they’re a gimmick that not only doesn’t work, but also takes your hard-earned money? Weight loss gimmicks are no different than a salesperson pitching sugar water as a cure for anything that ails you. s include:

  1. The Sauna Suit — Made from some kind of futuristic silver material, the Sauna Suit is supposed to help you lose weight by “evaporating” your excess weight.
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Best Apps for Weight Management

Is there really an app for everything, including weight management? Because the answer is a resounding “yes,” this also means there are a lot of apps to choose from. To help you out, we’ve compiled some of the best apps for weight management that you can try on your own or include in your weight management program.… Read more

Dysbiosis: The Reason You’re Not Losing Weight

You’ve tried exercise. You’ve tried calorie restriction, fat restriction, high-protein, low-carb, etc. Perhaps you lost some weight, but eventually you gained it back. One of the most likely reasons that you’re not losing weight and keeping it off is because of something you’ve probably never heard of: dysbiosis.

What is Dysbiosis?

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Placenta Encapsulation for Postpartum Depression and Increased Breast Milk Supply

Placenta Encapsulation Guide

During pregnancy, the developing fetus relies on three so-called life support systems, which consists of the umbilical cord, the amniotic sac and the placenta. Each one has their own unique, highly valuable and very important purpose for the growing fetus. Without them, the baby would not be able to properly develop through its 40-week gestation period.… Read more

The Best Holiday Gift Ideas for Crunchy Moms

Is your mom a hippie at heart? If she loves Mother Earth as strongly as her own children, we have the perfect crunchy mom gift guide! We’ve compiled the best natural gift ideas in one convenient place.… Read more

Prevent Holiday Weight Gain — the Easy Way

safeProgramThe holidays are filled with tasty treats. Whether you’re feeling joyful or you have the holiday blues, it’s easy to succumb to overeating and indulging in not-so-healthy treats. You may not realize that your gut actually absorbs about twice the number of calories when it’s not healthy! Luckily, there are also some easy ways to prevent unwanted weight gain.… Read more

The Low FODMAP Diet for IBS: Is It the Best Answer?

FODMAP Diet for IBS

 

In the United States, between 25 and 45 million people suffer from IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. This condition, which experts define as extreme variations in bowel patterns causing pain and discomfort, affects people of all ages. Two-thirds of those who report IBS symptoms are women.

If you have this disorder, you are well aware of its symptoms: bloating, diarrhea, constipation and gas — all of which can be embarrassing for you to discuss with friends, family and even your doctor.… Read more

What You Should Know About Fecal Transplants

Most of us know there is something called “good gut bacteria” that’s important to our health. We also know that antibiotics can harm this bacteria. For some people, their body’s ability to create good bacteria has been negatively affected and they may need medical intervention.

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Can Prebiotics Lower Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it usually causes no symptoms, but it can be deadly. High blood pressure greatly increases the risk of many deadly diseases, including heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and kidney failure. It can also rob you of your sight and your memory.

Unlike a few decades ago, there are many types of prescription blood pressure medications on today’s market.… Read more