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9 Ways to Improve Your GERD

If you have persistent heartburn, acid reflux, and difficulty swallowing, you may be experiencing symptoms of GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD is a chronic condition that counts for approximately 20% of digestive disorders that are diagnosed in the United States.  GERD can be caused by a variety of mechanisms ranging from internal to structural, resulting in the breakdown of [...]

By |September 24th, 2021|Categories: Exercise, Healthy Tips|0 Comments

Constipation, and How to Beat It!

If you frequently experience painful or uncomfortable bowel movements, or find that you pass less than 3 stools per week, you may be dealing with chronic constipation. Although constipation can affect people of all ages and genders, it seems to be more prevalent in women, and tends to increase in severity as we age. Although constipation is a common ailment, [...]

By |September 1st, 2021|Categories: Healthy Tips, Living Well|0 Comments

Everything You Need To Know About IBS

Have you suffered from bloating, abdominal pain, and diarrhea or constipation? You may have even been evaluated by a gastroenterologist and had other conditions ruled out. If so, you were likely told that you had IBS.  Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is an incredibly common disorder, with the condition impacting 15% of the world’s population, and up to 45 million [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: Healthy Tips|0 Comments

Avoiding Sedentarism: Moving To Stay Healthy

This past year has caused me and my family to be more sedentary than ever. This global pandemic had us all panicked and frozen in place for over a year. Coupled with working from home and being limited in the amount of activities and places we could go significantly changed our day of life. I don’t know about you, but [...]

By |June 29th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Air Quality and Drinking Water Affect our Gut Health

In recent years, the impact we are having on the environment has become one of the most significant concerns in the world today. We all know the effects that pollution is having on our planet, but is the quality of the air in our homes or our drinking water affecting our gut health too?   Over the last decade, research [...]

By |June 6th, 2021|Categories: Healthy Tips|0 Comments

Fiber and the Gut Microbiome: Pre, Pro, and Postbiotics

Eating a diet that is packed with fiber is essential to a healthy lifestyle, gut health, and our immune system; out gut microbiome thrives on this fiber! Yet across the western world, our dietary fiber intake is decreasing. Research now shows that for the majority of people, the level of fiber they consume falls significantly below the recommended daily intake [...]

By |May 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Helping your Child to Build a Strong Gut Microbiome

Our gut is one of the most important parts of the human body, and the microbes found inside are an essential in keeping us physically and mentally healthy. Helping your child to build a strong gut microbiome is critical to their development, mental and physical resilience and in decreasing their risk of digestive and other health issues.   What is [...]

By |April 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Risks of Colon Cancer and the Protective Measures You Can Take

Cancer is a frightening word and an incredibly common disease, with estimates suggesting that, by 2040, new total cases will rise to nearly 30 million per year. The disease can attack almost anywhere in the body, and excluding skin cancer, colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease in America when men and women are combined. Estimates [...]

By |March 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Plant-Based Diets Help Protect Against Heart Disease?

In recent years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of people following a plant-based diet. In 2020, the number of people who follow a meat-free diet in America surpassed 9.7 million – a rise of 9.4 million compared to 15 years ago! There is a wide range of reasons why veganism and plant-based diets are on the [...]

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Living Well|0 Comments

Estilo de Vida, Microbioma y El Síndrome de Ovario Poliquístico

El síndrome de ovario poliquístico (SOP) es uno de los trastornos endocrinológicos y metabólicos más comunes entre las mujeres. El SOP ocurre cuando se alteran los perfiles hormonales de una mujer; hay un aumento de testosterona y otras hormonas masculinas, se suprime la ovulación y en muchos casos, se desarrolla resistencia a la insulina. Se desconoce la causa exacta [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lifestyle, The Microbiome and PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most prevalent endocrine-metabolic disorders in women. PCOS occurs when a woman’s hormonal profiles are altered; there is a rise in testosterone and other male hormones, ovulation is suppressed and, in many cases, insulin resistance develops. The exact cause of PCOS and it’s associated hormonal imbalances is unknown. Women with PCOS can [...]

By |February 10th, 2021|Categories: Living Well|0 Comments

COVID-19 and the Gut Microbiome

There’s a lot of emphasis on the immediate and long term pulmonary manifestations of COVID-19; from pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome to sepsis and lung scarring, COVID is no joke. But it is important not to forget that this virus can leave its mark on the entire body, not least of which is the gut!   Not surprisingly, [...]

By |February 9th, 2021|Categories: Living Well|0 Comments

Supporting Our Immunity in the Time of COVID-19 / Immunity 101

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us more aware of our health- particularly about the way our immune system protects us from infection. We often find ourselves looking for some miraculous immune system-boosting product to protect us from the virus. But do these immune strengthening products work? And if they do work, could they work so well that they boost our [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Tips|0 Comments

Transicion a Nutricion Basada en Plantas

La nutrición es uno de los pilares más importantes de un estilo de vida balanceado y saludable, y una dieta compuesta de alimentos enteros basados en plantas tiene todos los beneficios que la convierten en una dieta óptima. Esta dieta es naturalmente rica en micronutrientes como vitaminas y minerales, antioxidantes, así como grasas saludables, proteínas vegetales y carbohidratos sin procesar, [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Living Well|0 Comments

Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet- Tips and Tricks

Diet is one of the most important pillars of a balanced and thriving lifestyle and a whole foods plant-based diet has all of the benefits that make it an optimal diet. This diet is naturally rich in micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, as well as healthy fats, plant based protein and unprocessed carbohydrates, making it appropriate at every [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Living Well|0 Comments

Ejercicio y sus efectos en la salud y la microbiota intestinal

El ejercicio por mucho tiempo se ha visto como un modulador para nuestra salud, pero ¿qué pasaría si el ejercicio también fuera capaz de promover una microbiota intestinal saludable? Hoy vamos a discutir los beneficios del ejercicio en la salud, así como también su rol en promover un intestino saludable y con diversidad. Nuestra salud intestinal es influenciada por muchos [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Spanish|0 Comments

Exercise and its Effects on Health and the Gut Microbiome

  Recent studies are beginning to show that regular exercise can positively effect our gut microbiome. Exercise has long been understood as a modulator for our health, but what if exercise was also able to promote a healthy gut microbiome? Today we are going to address the many benefits of exercise on our health, as well as its [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Exercise|0 Comments

Stuffed Pasta Shells with Vegan Ricotta

Inspired by Simple Veganista     VEGAN RICOTTA INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked 1/2 cup water juice of 1 large lemon or 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 – 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 small garlic clove 1/2 teaspoon onion powder sea salt & cracked pepper, to taste STUFFED SHELLS 1 12oz package Jumbo Pasta Shells 1/4 cup [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

General Workout Warmup

Before starting any workout, a warm up is necessary to get your body ready for exercise. A proper warm up gets your blood pumping and muscles stretched to avoid injury during your workout. I suggest starting with 5-10 minutes of light cardio such as walking on an incline, jogging, cycling, or using the elliptical. If you can’t run or don’t [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Exercise|1 Comment

Healthy Bowls of Happy that Nourish and Heal the Gut

Designed and Written by Chef Julie Frans of della bowls.     Your gut is yours and yours alone. There’s no one else who has a gut just like yours. In fact, everyone’s gut is a unique ecosystem of 500-1000 types of bacteria creating its own biome. That’s why your journey to attaining optimal gut health is completely unique, as [...]

By |November 5th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments
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