6 Symptoms of Candida Overgrowth

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Candida is a form of yeast. It’s naturally found in small amounts in some areas of the body, including the belly and mouth, as well as the vaginal tract in some women. But, when candida growth exceeds the normal amount, it can lead to a fungal infection. 

Understanding the possible symptoms of candida overgrowth is key to receiving treatment early before the infection grows. Six key symptoms of candida overgrowth are: (more…)

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What Your Bowel Movements Can Tell You About Your Health

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The health of your gastrointestinal system can impact many aspects of your overall well-being, including your skin, immunity, and mental wellness. But, in taking a closer look at your gastrointestinal health, we can gather invaluable insight into your body’s overall condition. More specifically, your bowel movements can offer important clues about how well your body is functioning. 

In Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medical system, gut health is considered imperative to optimal well-being, and bowel movements are a key indicator of one’s physical, mental, and emotional health. This article will discuss how the doshas in Ayurveda can help us understand normal bowel movements for each individual.  (more…)

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What Foods Should I Eat and Avoid If I Have GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is one of today’s most common digestive disorders. Impacting a whopping 20% of the population, GERD triggers uncomfortable symptoms including heartburn, acid reflux, chest pain, and nausea. This condition can sometimes lead to lasting complications like a chronic cough.  

Since it involves the digestive system, your diet can highly influence GERD. With a few adjustments to the foods you eat (and avoid), it may ease your symptoms without medications or procedures.  (more…)

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Why a High-Fiber Diet Can Benefit Your Health

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At one point or another, you’ve likely been told to eat plenty of fiber. But, did you know that a high-fiber diet can have far-reaching benefits for your health? Fiber is a key nutrient for optimal wellness.  

Some of the most notable benefits of a high-fiber diet include:

Weight Management

Eating plenty of fiber can help you maintain a slimmer figure. This benefit comes down to the fact that high-fiber foods take longer to digest, keeping you fuller for longer. (more…)

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The Harmful Effects of Commercial Dishwashers on Your Health

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These days, consumers are more aware of harmful substances in commercial products than ever. From cleaners to toiletries and even food, consumers’ growing demand for non-toxic products is leading to safer, healthier goods. 

But, we’re yet to discover all the toxic substances in commercial products, as we learned from a recent study from the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF). The results of this study revealed that commercial dishwashers could be sabotaging your gut health even before you fill your plate with nutritious, gut-loving foods.  (more…)

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What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer Symptoms

In the past, only patients over age 50 were told to consider the warning signs of colorectal cancer. But, recent studies show that colorectal cancer rates among people under age 50 are rising at a remarkable rate. So, no matter your age, there’s no better time than the present to learn about the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer – and how to reduce your risk of developing this condition.  (more…)

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Best Superfoods for Your Gut Health

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If you’re looking to improve your gut health, take a closer look at the food on your plate. Diet plays a crucial role in many different bodily functions, including that of your gastrointestinal system. 

You can take a shortcut to a healthier, happier gut with a range of superfoods. These are nutritious powerhouses that naturally support your gut function and ward off gastrointestinal distress. 

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How Alcohol Intake Can Alter Gut Microbiome

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Alcohol is a common vice, often used to mark special occasions or complement a meal. However, there are several reasons to limit your alcohol intake, including the risk of liver damage, high blood pressure, and even certain cancers. But, many people don’t realize that alcohol can also compromise your gut health. 

How Does Alcohol Impact Gut Health?

According to a study published in 2017, consuming alcohol in excess can lead to gut inflammation by affecting three important components of gut health: the gut microbiome, immunity, and intestinal permeability.  (more…)

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Why Your Gut Needs a Break from Food

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The human digestive system is complex, and several factors are crucial to its ability to function. Many people don’t know that one of these factors is an occasionally empty stomach. 

That’s right: Your gut needs a periodic break from food to function at its best. This is called FASTING. In this blog, we’ll explain why and provide strategies for greater digestive health. 

Meet The Migrating Motor Complex

So, why exactly does your gut need a break from food for optimal function? The answer comes down to the migrating motor complex or MMC. It’s a cyclic pattern of contractions that takes place in your stomach and small intestine.  (more…)

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5 Ways to Naturally Heal Your Gut Health

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The health of your gut affects not only your digestive tract, but also your hormones, immune system, nervous system, and even your mental health. So, if you’re dealing with imbalanced gut bacteria (also known as dysbiosis), your overall wellness may suffer. 

Thankfully, there are multiple ways to naturally heal your gut – no harsh treatments or medications are required.  (more…)

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