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Did You Know Your Body Has a Second Brain?

When it comes to your moods, decisions and behavior, you have a second brain that may be doing the thinking. For instance, you overslept and missed an important meeting at work and now your boss is furious with you. Come lunchtime, you push your salad aside for the cake in the break room. At times […]

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Gut Check: Trigger Foods

About 15-20% of all Americans suffer from irregular bowel syndrome (IBS).  For many, most IBS episodes occur right after consuming dairy. However, often times, symptoms don’t occur until the following day. This can lead to confusion as to the cause of your digestive issues. The problem can be frustrating, trying to pinpoint one specific food […]

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Easy Home Remedies for Acne

Acne – an annoyance that can occur at any age, but can also be a reflection of our internal health. Being the largest and fastest-growing organ of the body, if you experience ongoing pimples, cystic acne, blackheads/whiteheads, it may be an indication of a poor diet, oxidative damage, and/or hormonal imbalances. While acne can vary […]

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Grab This, Not That

On certain days we may find ourselves craving a particular type of food, such as salt, sweets or fat, etc. While some might find this “normal”, it’s actually your body telling you it’s depleted in a specific vitamin or nutrient, therefore, creating a craving. Often times we don’t really understand the specific nutrient we are […]

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Cinnamon: Dopamine Booster for your Brain & Other Benefits

Could Cinnamon help boost Dopamine in the Brain? Cinnamon, the brown bark of a cinnamon tree, is one such natural product that has been in use for centuries throughout the world as a spice or flavoring agent. In addition, medieval physicians used cinnamon for medical purposes to treat a variety of disorders including arthritis, coughing, […]

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The Exotic Wonder Fruit: Papaya

Papaya- an exotic wonder fruit many have heard of, but have never really tried. After learning about all of its health benefits, it’s no surprise Christopher Columbus called papaya the “fruit of the angles.” What makes this deliciously sweet orange-colored flesh fruit so incredible is that it contains powerful digestive enzymes and is high in […]

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Radiant Skin Starts Within

If you want to keep your skin radiant this holiday season, you might be surprised to know that the answer lies more in your digestive tract rather than on how much you’re spending on cleansers or creams. When we take a closer look at how our digestive system works, it begins to make a lot […]

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Weight Loss – Is Your Serotonin In Balance?

Weight loss requires more than just calorie restriction and increased activity. Most often there are hormonal imbalances which are leading to cravings for high-fat or high sugar foods, encouraging our body to store fat around our abdomen and hip, and preventing our body from burning fat. An imbalance in serotonin is just one hormonal imbalance […]

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It’s Kapha Time

According to Ayurveda, when winter transitions into spring it’s Kapha season. The cold, heavy, dull qualities of winter and the dampness of spring enhance Kapha. Kapha is one of the three doshas associated with the Ayurveda Health System. Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the body and mind. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for […]

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Break the Habits that Hold You Back

Bad habits don’t appear suddenly. They develop over time as certain behavior is repeated over and over and begin to overlay the way you work. The good news is that through awareness and some effort you can break your bad habits! Here are 5 steps to help turn bad habits on their head: Step 1: […]

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We’ve Become a Nation of Snackers

For years, fitness trainers and nutritionists have been telling us to graze – eat little and often – up to 5 or 6 small meals a day, to boost our metabolism, keep our blood sugar levels balanced and deter us from overeating unhealthy food. Sounds good in theory, but does it really work? Studies have […]

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Taurine: Most Abundant Amino Acid You’ve Never Heard Of

Taurine is the most abundant amino acid you’ve never heard of. The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of the longest-living populations, but evidence shows that they all have one thing in common: a high dietary intake […]

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