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Minding Your Microbiome

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Minding Your Microbiome

The bacteria that comprise our microbiome are in us but not of us. Technically, we are in a relationship with our microbiome — and, it may be the most intimate relationship we can have. Microbiome – In Us, Not Of UsA wide variety of microorganisms inhabit almost every part of the human body — living on the skin, in in the nose and the gut. These microorganisms are known collectively as our microbiome and luckily, most of the time they live in harmony with us, providing functions essential to our survival. We know that having normal, healthy gastrointestinal bacteria is...

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Surprising Effects And Sources of Caffeine: Why It Affects People Differently

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Surprising Effects And Sources of Caffeine: Why It Affects People Differently

Do you feel like you need a cup of coffee or tea to start your day? 90% of adults in North America consume caffeine daily, (11) and nearly 80% of American adults consume 200 to 300 mg of caffeine per day—that’s equal to about two to three cups of coffee. (10) As a natural stimulant, caffeine can give you a boost of energy. But are you aware of the other effects caffeine has on the body? Continue reading to learn more about sources of caffeine and how much can cause different effects. Coffee is a source of naturally occurring caffeine.  ...

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10 Brain-Supporting Foods for Children

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10 Brain-Supporting Foods for Children

  Food plays an important role in the development of a child’s brain. Children have very active and busy lives, now more than ever before. Their days are long and packed with schoolwork and after-school activities. The brain is constantly working to help fuel thoughts, movements, breathing, etc.; therefore, their bodies and brain need an adequate amount of fuel to stay energized and focused throughout the day. The brain consists of highly metabolically active tissue that requires a constant supply of calories and micronutrients to meet its energy needs. What kids eat or don’t eat can impact their overall development...

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6 Reasons Women Should Take a Probiotic

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6 Reasons Women Should Take a Probiotic

6 Reasons Women Should Take a Probiotic   As women, we’re constantly seeking balance. Balancing our families and careers, time and energy, work and fun can be a struggle. But balancing that delicate microbiome in our guts doesn’t have to be a challenge, thanks to probiotics. Probiotics are “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” There are many myths about probiotics, but the health benefits aren’t one of them. If you’re curious why you should consider taking a daily probiotic and how it can benefit you, consider the following six reasons. Probiotics support...

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Natural vs. Artificial Sweeteners

Posted by Traci Garcia on

Natural vs. Artificial Sweeteners

Natural vs. Artificial Sweeteners Natural sugar in the form of sugar cane and beet sugar has a rich history dating back to the 18th century, when it was first introduced in our diets in the form of processed foods. It wasn’t until 1957 that artificial sweeteners entered the market. Understanding how the body metabolizes, absorbs, or stores these sweeteners is essential for overall health. Let’s crack the code on the differences of natural sugar, other natural sweeteners, and artificial sweeteners for overall health and wellbeing! Types of sugar Sugars are a type of carbohydrate providing calories that are quickly digested and...

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