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1000 species of bacteria living in your gut

Did you know you have a whole ecosystem of tiny living microorganisms living inside your gut? It’s true. Figures from the U.S. News & World Report state that there are an estimated 1,000 species of bacteria living in your gut at any one time, depending on what you’ve been exposed to throughout your life.… Read more

Autoimmune Hepatitis & Prebiotics

Contributor: WILSON F. JACKSON, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

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Autoimmune hepatitis is a chronic disease that occurs when your immune system attacks your normal cells and components of your liver, causing damage and inflammation. In the U.S., around 70 percent of autoimmune hepatitis sufferers are female in the age group of between 15 to 40 years of age, according to the American Liver Foundation.… Read more

Feeling off? You Might Blame Your Gut!

If you’re feeling down, anxious or stressed, you might think it’s “all in your head.” Turns out, your gut plays a key role in your overall mental health. Read on to learn how your gut is affecting your mood — and what you can do it improve it.

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What We Know of the Mood-Gut Connection From Studying Mice

It wasn’t until within the last five years that the scientific community began to identify the connection between the gut and feelings of well-being.… Read more

Enhance Mineral Absorption For Better Bones

Your body may be ingesting the proper minerals through food and supplements, but not absorbing them well enough to improve or sustain your long-term health, especially your bone health.

Read on to learn why your body needs to properly absorb minerals, and how you can improve absorption.

Some Minerals Your Body Needs

Your body’s cells need nutrients to grow and work together.… Read more

The 100 trillion bacteria in your gut have neighbors: Candida

Candida is a fungus, and fungus is a form of yeast. A small amount of Candida isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it aids in nutrient absorption and digestion. The problem is when candida grows out of control, just like an invasive weed in your lawn! Over 70% of your entire immune system is at home in your gut.… Read more

Prebiotics Buyers Guide

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By adding prebiotics supplements to your diet, you can boost immunity, improve regularity and enhance the performance of your gut, naturally. Prebiotic fiber can also help to curtail obesity, in a natural low-calorie way.

Not all prebiotics are the same, however.

That’s why it’s important to educate yourself on the different types of prebiotics, the science backing the benefits of them and how much you need to consume daily in order to realize their benefits.… Read more

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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