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Sunday
Nov092014

7 Critical Steps to Re-Establish Gut Health

Ask yourself the following questions (even if you feel fine overall).

Do I take medications – including oral birth control pills? Have I used antibiotics in heavy doses or in the recent past? Do I notice fatigue or “foggy” thinking on a frequent basis?  Do I have skin problems? Am I depressed? Do I get frequent infections (e.g. colds)? Do I experience uncontrolled hunger, heartburn, gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation? Have I been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition?

Your answers can beg the further question: what’s the state of your gut?

 

 

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Tuesday
Oct212014

What You Should Know about Resistant Starch 

Not everything you know about starch is necessarily correct. 

With regard to starch, our minds tend to wander to those blood sugar spikes, the insulin overload, and the inevitable energy crashes - not to mention their ability to stop efficient fat loss dead in its tracks.

For starchy carbs, these associations would be mostly correct - albeit incomplete. There's more to the story, it seems.

Consider for a moment that one kind of starch may be a boon to your gut health and perhaps even an aid to your weight loss endeavors.

Enter the concept of resistant starch. What is it, how does it work, and what could it offer you? Read on to find out more.

 

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