Additives seems to be in everything we eat these days. Many of the foods that we think are healthy contain additives that can actually be extreemly unhealthy, espeically to your gut. Food additives called emulsifiers may keep snacks fresh and looking like their label but they can impact gut health. According to the research, these additives disrupt the intestine’s protection from bacteria and boost inflammation in mice, scientists report online February 25 in Nature. » Read more..
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Do you or someone you love have a food allergy? Valentine’s sweets are everywhere right now, but before indulging make sure you check out the ingredients to avoid a potential gluten or dairy disaster. Even if you read the ingredients, gluten could be hiding in those heart shaped boxes. Here is what you need to know about gluten-free candy this year. » Read more..
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Is your Starbucks habit actually an addiction? The American Psychiatric Association (APA) lists Caffeine Addiction, more specifically, caffeine intoxication and withdrawal as a mental disorder in the new DSM-V. A few cups coffee or soda everyday may not seem like a big deal, but it impacts your brain and body more than you may think. » Read more..
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Your sweet tooth could be deadly. New research from the University of Utah indicates that high-fructose corn syrup is more toxic than table sugar. From a chemical standpoint, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is similar to table sugar, but it does contain higher levels of fructose. In the study fructose is shown kills female mice than table sugar. The sugar you use, or that is used to sweeten your favorite foods could be deadly.
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Serotonin is a popular buzz word but do you really know how important this neurotransmitter is? Sure, it’s the “happy” neurotransmitter but it’s also linked to more than just your mood and depression. It’s estimated that 86% of Americans have sub-optimal neurotransmitter levels. Stress, poor diet, trauma, toxins, genetic predisposition, drugs (prescription and recreational), alcohol and caffeine can cause these levels to be out of optimal range. Serotonin is one of the key neurotransmitters that needs to be balanced in order for your brain and body to run optimally. » Read more..
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Now that you’ve set your new year’s resolutions don’t you want to make sure you achieve them? Health goals can be hard to achieve without some internal help, which means a healthy mind and body. We have more evidence than ever before in history that a healthy mind can come from natural treatments. This means that there are more evidence-based studies and scientific communities that promote holistic and natural treatments for healing the mind and body. This year while you are still in the honeymoon period of your New Year’s Resolutions, it would be a great time to adopt these health tips that will heal you from the inside out. » Read more..
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It’s not too late to give the gift of good health. Without leaving your desk you can get all the health nuts on your list gifts. Seriously, just click, print and wrap. Instead of heading to get those a last minute gifts that will just be forgotten, why not give a healthy gift that keeps on giving all year long? » Read more..
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A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar. Published online in International Journal of Obesity, the study shows that children who are overweight have an intense psychological reward response to food. » Read more..
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It has been said that 70 million Americans suffer from digestive issues. Your gut is your second brain and if it’s not healthy, your brain won’t be either. Research shows that digestive issues contribute to mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and insomnia. Autoimmune illnesses, migraines, eczema, acne, and chronic gastrointestinal symptoms all can be traced to an irritated GI Tract. » Read more..
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