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2908, 2018

How your thoughts affect your health

Our mind-body connection is far more powerful than most of us realize. Our thoughts influence our emotions by the way we experience the world around us. Even when we imagine future situations or visualize potential outcomes, our bodies physically respond to these thoughts. Think of how you react when someone cuts you off in traffic and nearly causes an accident. The incident may only last a moment, and, at that instant, your body immediately prepares for the potential outcome, triggering a surge of adrenaline, which is the body’s hormonal response [...]

1508, 2018

What is SIBO and Do You Have It?

Despite its name, the small intestine is actually a whopping 20 feet of very important business. Working alongside your stomach and large intestine, the small intestine has the important job of digesting food and absorbing nutrients to keep us in good health. As if that wasn’t significant enough, this “little” guy is also a key contributor to a healthy immune system. The small intestine plays host to modest amounts of specific beneficial microorganisms that help protect our bodies against bad (pathogenic) bacteria and yeast. These good bacteria also do their [...]

2507, 2018

Sitting is the New Smoking

(but Smoking is Still Smoking) On average, how many hours a day do you spend sitting, uninterrupted? One hour? Two? Three hours…or more? Our ancestors spent much of their time on the move, hunting and gathering to serve their basic needs. Obviously, the balance between movement and fuel has shifted dramatically over time, most notably since the technological revolution. Unlike those long-ago people, we no longer search for food to survive. Instead, we are now on a quest for time, as hours fly by while we’re hunched over a keyboard. [...]

907, 2018

Dealing with Depression

Have you ever suffered from depression? If so, you’re far from alone. The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide and that it is a leading cause of disability. Fifteen percent of adults will experience depression at least once in their lifetime. And honestly, that number seems low. Depression doesn’t discriminate. It can impact anyone at any point in their life, regardless of age, gender, medical history, or socioeconomic status. While depression may seem like an invisible condition, there are warning signs to look for. [...]