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Thursday
Jul232015

5 Factors That Influence Gut Health

Nearly 1 in 3 Americans suffers from gut health issues of some kind.

The human gut (a.k.a. intestinal tract) is the most populated ecosystem in nature and one of the most critical factors in our health!

Our gut bacteria stimulate the development of the immune system, help digest food, regulate bowels, produce certain vitamins and protect against infection. In fact , it was recently referred to as a “super organ” due to its diverse roles in health and disease prevention.

When the balance of good and bad bacteria in our gut is disrupted, we’re at higher risk for a range of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, allergies and cancer.

Disease risk aside, gut health can influence our metabolic function and basic well-being. For many of my clients, it wasn’t until they got their gut health in check through dietary and lifestyle changes that they realized what feeling truly “normal” and healthy was like. Check out the following 5 factors (among many!) that influence our gut health.

 

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Monday
Jun302014

The Real Scoop on Fiber

Fiber is a common buzzword within the food industry these days, but it’s difficult to know what is healthy truth versus marketing tactic. What is fiber exactly? What foods contain the most? How much do I need? How should it influence my dietary choices - and grocery list? With the addition of fiber to your daily routine, the common rollercoaster of energy as well as hunger peaks and valleys can be a thing of the past. It can enhance your digestive regularity and overall health, but it’s important to know the best ways to incorporate fiber in your Healthy Way of Eating to get the most benefit. Read on for a fiber primer and all the facts you need to make healthy fiber choices.

 

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