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Wednesday
Jan042017

Soothing Chicken Soup

Winter is officially here, which means, it’s officially soup season.  Our Soothing Chicken Soup is not only supports gut health and healing (it’s GUT.FIX approved!) – but is easy to make and something you won’t get sick of in case you need a recipe to batch cook this week for lunches.

 

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Friday
Nov112016

Why Your Weight Loss Problem is a Gut Health Problem

It’s no secret that America has a weight problem. And sadly, it’s a majority of the population with this excess weight issue. Seven out of ten of us are struggling with extra pounds. If you plug “weight loss program” into an internet search engine, approximately 53 million hits turn up. Fifty three million! Wouldn’t it be nice if they all had a consistent message? Unfortunately, our sensory input is saturated by separate, conflicting and authoritarian-sounding messages about how to lose weight that seem to change almost daily. Where does all the confusion come from? Where should we start?

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Sunday
Sep182016

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real Thing?

Have you been feeling more run down and exhausted? Not just the sleepy “I need a quick power nap” tired, but the kind of tired that makes you just dread your alarm clock and your to-do list? The kind of tired that makes day-to-day tasks literally drain every remaining ounce of energy out of you? The kind of tired that all but guarantees that you’ll come down with the sniffles and sore throat the minute you will yourself into a workout? If you answered “yes” to any of these, you’re not alone.

 

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Sunday
Aug212016

5 Signs Your Weight Loss Problem is a Thyroid Problem

When it comes to losing weight, we all know that half the battle is sharpening our focus enough to prioritize healthy habits: eating real, whole foods without labels, timing meals strategically, taking quality supplements, training consistently, recovering adequately, and getting quality sleep. While it seems simple enough, these lifestyle changes are a big undertaking. For most of us, the results are well worth it, including, increased energy, better fitting clothes, higher levels of confidence, and even a greater zest for life. But what about the rest of us? Those that dive into healthier habits and give it all we’ve got, and yet we seem to lose no fat-- or worse, seem to have things move in the wrong direction. How frustrating!

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Sunday
Jul242016

Why Our Grandparents Never Had to Diet

We all seem to have had that one spunky elderly relative that stays fully independent into their later years. You know the one who stops caring about being socially appropriate, and yes, seems to eat whatever they want — while staying within 10 pounds of their high school weight from 70 years ago. Contrast with today’s “freshman 15” college weight gain struggle, stubborn baby weight that continues to linger even when the babies aren’t babies anymore, beer belly woes, and menopausal (or for men, andropausal) weight frustrations. What gives?

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Sunday
Jun262016

5 Things to Do When Belly Fat Won't Budge

Summer’s officially here! While we all welcome the sunshine, warm weather, and barbecues, most people have one major complaint: belly fat. Bathing suit season makes it just a bit harder to hide than the winter season full of the more forgiving cardigans, hoodies, and sweaters.

For many, it seems that a focus on real-food nutrition and a consistent workout schedule gets us on track to reach body composition goals. However, the struggle sometimes gets real with how our bodies decide to distribute our fat stores. That pesky belly fat is not only frustrating to lose, but also is one of the most dangerous types of fat for our health.

If your abs are being hidden by an unwelcomed and uninvited midsection cushion that seems to not want to budge, here are five areas to focus on to successfully say sayonara to stubborn belly fat.

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Sunday
May292016

5 Morning Mistakes You Make When It Comes To Your Metabolism

There are two types of people in this world: Those who love to wake up with excitement and energy to greet a brand new day as a fresh start, full of fun adventures and new opportunities, and those that wake up A.) Needing Immediate Caffeine and B.) Instantly annoyed by the first set of people. If you feel like you’re “Captain of Cranky Camp”, there’s good news. A few simple switch ups to your morning routine can have a big impact on your AM attitude, as well as some surprising benefits to your metabolism. Read on to learn about five small areas you can tweak for a healthier start to your day.

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