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
“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Is your mom natural at heart? If she loves Mother Earth as strongly as her own children, we have the perfect mom gift guide! We’ve compiled the best natural gift ideas in one convenient place.… Read more
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
The 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! … Read more
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
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
In December 2006, a groundbreaking paper was published in the journal Nature showing that the bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract are fundamentally different between thin people and obese people.1 Researchers showed that the microbiome of the gut — this is the types and amounts of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract — can influence the amount of calories a person absorbs into the bloodstream.… Read more
How’s your digestive health lately? Any tummy aches? Has a medical professional ever prescribed an antibiotic for you?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are certainly not alone. In the United States, 60 to 70 million people are affected by all classifications of digestive health issues.
Many are also affected by intestinal discomfort while taking antibiotics.… Read more
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC), 10% of women aged 50 and over suffer from osteoporosis of the hip. The Surgeon General of the United States reported back in 2004, the last year for which such information is available, that 1.5 million individuals suffer a bone disease-related fracture each year.… Read more
Is there a link between brain trauma and leaky gut, just like leaky gut can trigger neurological problems? The latest research indicates there is a link. So is avoiding autoimmune issues easier with a diet high in prebiotic fiber?
How Diet and Lifestyle Changes Influence Gut and Neurological Health
You already know that eating a diet high in unnatural, processed foods that are high in sugar and lack nutritional value causes a wide variety of serious health problems.… Read more