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GUT HEALTH BLOG

Gut-Brain Connection: Second Brain or Part of One Amazing System?

If you’re wondering if the gut-brain connection is real, then read this quote from a Harvard post. “The gut-brain connection,” the text reads, “is no joke.” At a high level, the gut-brain axis consists of two-way messaging that is taking place between the brain and the gut. It occurs through a marvelous biochemical system that is just beginning to be und...

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How Crohn's Touched Our Family

Crohn's is known to skip generations and our family is no exception. My dad got his diagnosis when he was only 26 and had his ileostomy before I was born. It was years after our son was dealing with this often silent illness that we learned my oldest brother's daughter and my youngest brother's son both live with Crohn's. Our youngest son Van was a junior in...

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Does Effective Gout Management Exist?

What Is Gout Gout is a form of arthritis based on inflammation that develops in some people who have high levels of uric acid in their blood. The uric acid forms needle-like crystals in a joint that causes sudden swelling, tenderness, warmth, and pain. There are four stages of gout: Asymptomatic Hyperuricemia When you first experience gout there will...

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How to Fight Diabetes: Enlisting Your Gut Soldiers

Today, 425 million people globally live with diabetes, but promising new research is exploring how gut microbe management may prevent or control type 2 diabetes. John Hopkins Hospital has been ranked as one of the top three hospitals for adults in the United States in 2018-2019. So, when they report medical news, we take it seriously. And...

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Digestive Health Supplementation for Better Travel Experiences

When you travel, you want to be at your best, including your gut health. Here’s more about prebiotics, probiotics, digestive enzymes and healthy energy drinks. Prebiotics You can think of prebiotics, also known as fermentable or functional fibers, as fuel that feeds the bacteria in your gut—and the presence of prebiotics is what allows probioti...

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Can Stress Cause Crohn’s Disease? No, But Stress Management Helps

Discover how stress management techniques can help you manage Crohn’s symptoms during flare-ups, and read emerging evidence about Crohn’s and the gut-brain axis. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, one that can affect any part of your digestive system, but more typically affects your large intestine (colon...

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Healthy Aging: Gut Bacteria May Help to Prevent Disease

As people are living longer, researchers are focusing on how people can live healthier lives—and research on gut bacteria may hold an important key to answers. As human life expectancy continues to rise, a natural result is that increasing numbers of people around the world are aged 60 or more. Just makes sense, right? In fact, the...

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What is Microbiome and Why is it Such a Big Deal?

You might be hearing about the microbiome—and wondering if it’s really important or just a flavor-of-the-month topic. Here’s the microbiome definition & more. The microbiome is making headlines in mainstream media publications, bringing it to the attention of more and more people—and, because some of the articles can get pretty technical, w...

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Unlock The Natural Ability For Change Our Bodies Are Capable Of

" A fit body begins with mental wellness, and the key to a healthy brain is the gut microbiome. Body. Brain. Biome. Project b3. The holistic solution to a healthier well-being." Project b3 will help guide you with tips and tools to put you on the path to a sustainable holistic lifestyle. First off – it’s FREE – there is no cost associated with joi...

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The Gut-Brain Super Highway: What is the Gut-Brain Axis

You may be hearing info about connections between the brain and the gut, and you’re wondering what the excitement is all about. Here’s a gut-brain axis primer. Not that long ago, the idea of a gut-brain super highway would have sounded like the stuff of a late-night science fiction movie—but, in fact, it’s quite real, and it’s actually a two-way high...

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Passport to Healthy Travel for Work: 10 Quick Healthy Gut Tips

The last thing you want when you travel is an unsettled gut. Ugh. So, these healthy travel tips will help prevent that, with a focus on boosting gut health. Here goes! #1 Be Mindful About What You Eat When you travel for work, your schedule can be jam-packed. But, to maintain a healthy gut, it’s important to make smar...

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Gut Health and Anxiety: Exploring the Gut-Brain Axis

We keep learning more about the importance of good gut bacteria for physical well being, and research is also showing how gut microbiome affects mental healt h . The 10^14 microorganisms in your digestive system have a major influence on your digestion, metabolism, energy, and immune system. By looking at sheer numbers alone, the number of these...

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ABCs of the Digestive System

Discover how the digestive system works, the role certain organs play, the gut-brain connection, the interaction between gut health and anxiety, and much more. When you think about how the digestive system works, you might think of your stomach first. After all, you get hungry, you eat—and the food ends up in your stomach. And the stomach is, ...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Vs. Irritable Bowel Syndrome - What's The Difference?!

Although these two conditions sound similar, there are profound differences. Here are overviews of both inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is actually an umbrella term for a group of conditions. In each, a person’s immune system attacks parts of the dige...

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Sudden Skin Conditions - Explained!

From eczema to psoriasis and acne, common skin conditions can be frustrating to deal with. Here are proactive steps you can take to get them under control. What is Eczema? Eczema is a condition that causes patches of skin to become irritated and inflamed. Several factors can contribute to the development of eczema, including genetics, envir...

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Your FAQs Answered For Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Here is a helpful overview. Although Crohn’s disease can affect any portion of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, it most commonly affects the ileum (the end of the small intestine) as well as the colon. It can also...

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Food Combos For Sunday Meal Prep

You count calories, avoid processed foods, and watch fat, sugar and carb intake. So why do you feel indigestion and lethargy after meals? Food combos matter! Even if you’re eating the right foods, you may be eating them in the wrong combinations. Different types of food digest at different rates and require different digestive enzymes. Eating the ...

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Hormonal Havoc: Gut Health and Hormone Imbalance (and More!)

The brain may be the control center of the human body but hormones are the messengers that regulate all your body’s systems, from digestion to growth to sleep. End The Hormone Havoc: Lasting Results for Renewed Balance When your body’s messengers are out of whack, they can wreak havoc on your body. Hormone Imbalance Symptoms ...

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Finally Get A Good Nights Sleep & Change Your Life

Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health because it plays several important roles for your body and mind. Here are benefits of getting enough sleep : Sleep gives your body time to repair muscle and tissue that’s been damaged throughout the day. Your body also repairs your heart and blood v...

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Beat Your Stomach Woes With This One Thing

If you’ve been experiencing gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort or unpleasant symptoms after eating, digestive enzymes may be the solution. Here’s more info. Digestive Enzymes Definition Digestive enzymes are the substances in our digestive system that break down whole food into its nutrient pieces. Most digestive enzymes are prod...

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