Last post we talked about some general things to remember in aiding optimal digestion. Some of these things included chewing well, eating smaller portions, choosing local & organic, and exercising to reduce stress. This week I’d like to touch on how to optimize your gut flora or gut microbiome: 1.
Two weeks ago we started talking about our gut health and how it can be the root of so many diseases, including mental illness. This week we’re going to touch on healing your gut and optimizing your digestive system for improved physical and emotional well-being. There is so much to
As holistic medicine is on the rise, such as Acupuncture, Herbalism or Ayurvedic Medicine, it’s natural that skepticism will rise with it. Many (but not all) western medicine sites or blogs, not understanding how our medicine works, claim that acupuncture is nothing more than a placebo effect. Researchers especially hold
There’s a lot of speculation about the origins of so many diseases such as ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety, depression and multiple sclerosis. And why are we seeing it now more than ever? A lot of research is going into the study of the gut’s microbiome, its healthy and unhealthy gut flora, and
Fiber plays an essential role in your heart, digestive and skin health. Many benefits include: Blood Sugar Control – by slowing down digestion, the breakdown of carbohydrates, and the absorption of sugar Heart Health – by lowering cholesterol levels, and reducing your risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke
Christopher Columbus once called it, “the fruit of the angels”. And indeed, it is. Papaya is not only delicious, but is packed with a long list of nutritional benefits. Once considered exotic, we can now find papayas throughout the year in almost any market. t has a slight peak season
Foods are the tastiest when they are in season. They hold the most nutritional value and are also much for affordable. According to Chinese Medicine, we are what we eat and our bodies function and flourish in direct relation with the external environment. If we consume foods according to season, we
What kind of surface do you normally walk or jog on? Most people, now-a-days, run on concrete or a treadmill. Other options include asphalt, tarmac, rubber, or natural surfaces such as grass or dirt. Which is best for your joints? Most research claims that running on concrete is the hardest
How often do you hear this piece of advice? “Take a deep breath!” Whether you’re stressed, in an argument, at the gym or in a peaceful yoga class, this is probably one of the most common pieces of advice now-a-days. And which part of the deep breath feels better? It
Do you experience neck and/or back pain? Do you know someone that does? Spinal posture pain is becoming more and more prevalent now-a-days and there is controversy on whether it’s due to texting/gaming or simply a poor lifestyle. Your head ways 12 pounds and the pressure put on your spinal
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