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Can This One Plant Compound Help Against Depression?

1.10.2020 0 comments
Depression is a very serious problem, one that affects millions of people around the U.S. and the rest of the world! According to the National Institute of Mental Health [1]: Up to 7.1% of all U.S. adults (17.3 million) have had at least one depressive episode within the last year Adult females have a higher rate of depression compared to adult males—8.7%...
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The Vagus Nerve and Its Role In Your Body's Immune Response

11.19.2019 0 comments By Dr. Robert Silverman
The vagus nerve (tenth cranial nerve) is the longest cranial nerve. In Latin, the word “vagus” means wandering, an appropriate way to describe the path of this nerve. It runs from the brain stem to the transverse colon. Along the way, it innervates the larynx, esophagus, lungs, trachea, heart, and most of the digestive tract. The brain and gut feed-back...
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The Dangers of Eating Fast (and 3 Tips to Reverse This Habit)

11.19.2019 0 comments
When you sit down at the table, how do you eat? Are you the type of person to savor and enjoy your meals, really tasting each bite? Or do you pound that food like it’s going to disappear? Sadly, a lot of us fall into the “fast-eating” camp. We tend to blaze through our food at a blistering pace, often eating seconds or thirds before slower eaters have...
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What Is Gut Permeability?

11.19.2019 0 comments By Dr. Robert Silverman
In a healthy digestive system, the cells that form the paper-thin lining of the small and large intestines are packed very closely together. In fact, they’re so close that only what should pass through — digested food (solutes) and water — can enter the bloodstream.
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5 Ways to Find the Energy to Keep Going When Depression Drags You Down

11.19.2019 0 comments
Depression can be one of the most demotivating, soul-sucking, strength-sapping battles you face in your day. It can make you feel trapped, bound to your bed, and too weak to get up. You’re left exhausted, with no will to move from wherever you’ve collapsed. Sound familiar? The truth is that depression (and other mental health issues) is far more common...
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The Why and How of Healthy Food Habits for Children - 5 Tips to Instill Them

11.19.2019 0 comments
Your children need to start building healthy food habits now! The way they learn to eat today will affect the rest of their lives. Their future depends on you helping them form the right habits today. As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. In the case of their diet, you want them to eat healthy and make smart food choices. Unfortunately,...
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Can Oral Contraceptives Trigger Depression?

11.19.2019 0 comments
Depression  can be caused by a number of factors: genetic conditions, medical illnesses, grief, stress, substance abuse, and the list goes on. But did you know that it could be caused by your birth control pills? According to a number of studies, there is a direct link between oral contraceptives and your mood! A Look at the Scientific Evidence Back...
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Autoimmune Diseases: Genetics or Environment?

11.19.2019 0 comments
Autoimmune diseases have become a lot more common in recent years. People around the world have begun to suffer from conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease much more frequently. These conditions can prove difficult to live with and can seriously impact quality of life. Understanding autoimmune disorders is crucial to knowing...
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7 Ways to Know If You Are in Ketosis

11.19.2019 0 comments
If you’re trying a high-fat, low-carb diet, you’ll find your body begins to adapt to its new fuel source—fat rather than carbs. Over time, it will start to break down more of the fat you have stored in your body, using that for energy rather than blood sugar. Increased fat breakdown can cause your liver to produce more ketones, a byproduct of the fat-burning...
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6 Natural Flu Prevention Methods

11.19.2019 0 comments
It’s that time of year when the weather’s changing, and you know what that means. (Pumpkin spice lattes? Them, too.) That’s right: flu season! Flu season is that time when people are struck by the sniffles, coughs, and those darned colds that just don’t go away. Doctors’ offices are flooded by people who have head colds, sore throats, and runny noses. But...
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