This is Your Brain. . .On a Healthy Gut

In the past couple posts we’ve been talking about gut health and its link to cancer and health issues in children such as autism, diabetes, asthma, and behavior. Is it any wonder then, that there is a gut-brain connection that science is only beginning to understand. First, I want to get geeky and explain the blood-brain…

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How Does Gut Health Affect Children?

I wrote a recent post about gut health and its relation to cancer. I think as we age we think more about cancer, heart disease, and issues like arthritis and diabetes. . .but in reality, by the time we start thinking about gut health we’ve already become so entrenched in bad habits and poor lifestyle choices…

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Is ‘Gut Health’ Really THAT Important?

Gut health. It’s not something many of us thought about 10 years ago. (I know I didn’t!) When it came to health concerns our conversations didn’t start with, . . .”My aunt just found out she has gut diasbosis.” So why has gut health become such a hot topic? And. . .is it really THAT important?…

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Help Good Bacteria Thrive with Basic Fermented Carrots

(source) Did you know that our body is made up of a huge amount of bacteria cells. What?! Yes, that is right.  But these single cell organisms are not only there to enjoy rent-free living, they actually help with functions like nutrient absorption, digestion and self-defense. Think about your body as an ecosystem. Each one of…

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5 Simple Container Garden Ideas

I love gardening. Being out among the plants and playing in the dirt is my happy place. I didn’t always start out with a big garden; it’s something I’ve slowly built up over time. If you are new to gardening, I highly recommend that you start small. I learned so much and made things much…

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