New Year, New You: Body Revision for the Year Ahead

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The start of a new year is a time for reflection and revision. It is a call to look inward and determine what changes need to be made in order to live your best life possible. It can be helpful to rethink your relationships, work and creative…

What Is Gut Health?

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Your gut, also known as your gastrointestinal (GI) system, is one of the foundational building blocks in your body. Did you know there are approximately 100 million nerve endings lining your gut wall? No wonder our gut is referred to as our…

What is Insulin Resistance?

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The Facts About Insulin ResistanceAccording to Everyday Health, your body “breaks down carbs into glucose, or sugar, which is then released into your bloodstream [for energy].” In order for glucose to be properly absorbed, you need healthy…

Why are Probiotics important?

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Understanding ProbioticsBacteria gets a bad rap. As children, we are taught to vigorously wash our hands, scrubbing away any bacteria that may be living on them. This practice is wise, and can often prevent us from getting sick. However,…

Could you have leaky gut syndrome?

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Getting Real About Leaky Gut SyndromeWhile a healthy intestine allows proper absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream, a damaged intestine doesn't produce enzymes essential in protecting your immune system. Leaky gut syndrome, also known…

Do I have a Gluten Sensitivity?

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Gluten-Related Health IssuesGluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. A gluten allergy or intolerance means that your digestive system has an allergic reaction to gluten. Celiac disease in an autoimmune disorder that triggers your…

Trust Your Gut

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The Lowdown On Gut Health You may have heard the buzz by now. Gut health is being talked about by just about everyone, but what’s it all about? Well, scientists and medical professionals have begun to understand the helpful role of our guts.…

What is a weightloss plan that will work?

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Did you know that America has the highest percentage of overweight people in the world? In a study by the University of Washington, it was estimated that 160 million Americans are overweight, including 60% of women and nearly three quarters…

Am I sensitive to certain foods?

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Eat It and Weep: The Low Down on Food Sensitivity What Is a Food Sensitivity? Food intolerance, also known as non-allergic food hypersensitivity, is all about digestion. What makes it so different from having a food allergy is that it affects…

How to safely lose weight!

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Overweight in America Living at an unhealthy weight is a major issue for many Americans. It is estimated that over 37% of American adults are overweight, while 32% struggle with obesity. In Minnesota, studies have shown that weight gain skyrockets…