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Restaurant Traps

One of the toughest parts about eating healthy is avoiding restaurant traps. Eating out is necessary for people who travel often or have an active social life that requires meeting for meals. And while eating at a restaurant can require careful planning, there are ways to do it without falling prey to the problems of

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5 Ways to Use Kimchi

Kimchi to Koreans is like rice to Filipinos, pasta to Italians or potatoes to Americans. Kimchi is a fermented side dish (vegetables with different seasonings) that originated from Korea. It is a staple of their diet. With its interesting and complex flavor, it’s no surprise that more and more people are getting hooked.If using Kimchi

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But Whole Grains Are Supposed To Be Good For You

For years, we’ve been taught that eating whole grain foods – from bread to pasta – is what’s best for building good health. And whole grain truly is better than the refined version of foods: more vitamins are retained, a lot more of the beneficial fiber is available. And many would say there is more

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Digestive Enzymes and Gut Health

Your body is designed to digest the food you eat; it creates hydrochloric acid along with various enzymes for just that purpose. So why might you consider taking them as a supplement?Well if you seem to get gas no matter you eat, or you often suffer from heartburn or indigestion, or if constipation is an

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Child Appropriate Alternatives for Gut Destroying Antibiotics

By the age of seven, practically all children will have suffered an ear infection. It’s the second most common childhood illness, colds are number one. Definitely a painful experience, and risky, too, if it isn’t taken care of. This usually means a visit to the family doctor and a prescription for amoxicillin. Problem solved? Not

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Hay Fever And Gut Health

What does gut health have to do with hay fever or seasonal allergies? Probably a good deal more than you might think. Allergies and hay fever are an inappropriate defensive response to pollen and other substances. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, “Besides being…

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What Is SIBO?

If you are treating your leaky gut by following the 4 R’s and you’re not seeing much progress, it could be that you’re dealing with SIBO – small intestine bacterial overgrowth. SIBO (pronounced SEE-bo) is one of the causes of leaky gut, but the two vary a bit when it comes to treatment. The most

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Modern Agriculture And Its Effect On Gut Health

If you’ve done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they’re killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your body of helpful bacteria and other friendly microbes. This microbial community that

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Gut Health And Weight Loss

Do you have trouble losing extra weight even though you’re exercising regularly and eating healthy foods? Starving yourself to lose weight isn’t good for your body, and a super hard-core exercise program may not be the answer, either. These are both extremes, most people’s needs fall somewhere in between. So let’s take a closer look

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GMOs And Gut Health

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have genes from another species transplanted into their DNA. This is done to increase production or yield or add some other previously nonexistent quality to the organism. These experimental organisms have so far been mostly plants, but animals are also being modified. This is not the same as hybridizing. Hybrids are

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