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Diet Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Microbiome

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Diet Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Microbiome

What is the Microbiome? You may have heard about bad bacteria and good bacteria if you've ever had to take antibiotics or been hanging around the internet lately. Bad bacteria make you sick, and good bacteria make you healthy. Poor gut function is at the root of many chronic conditions, including Crohn's disease, diabetes, inflammation and poor immune system function. The balance of bacteria and other organisms in your body is called your Microbiome. According to Microbe Formulas, “your microbiome is a collection of bacteria in your intestines that influences everything from metabolism and immune system to moods and behaviors....

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What Makes A Food "Super"?

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What Makes A Food "Super"?

As a health-conscious reader, you are probably well aware of the far-reaching benefits of eating a diet with optimal nutrition, full of fresh produce, rich in good fats, muscle-building proteins, and plant-based carbohydrates. Indeed; your physical well-being largely depends on what you consume on a day-to-day basis, ideally providing you with all the macro- and micronutrients your body needs to reach (and remain in) top shape, throughout your life. In recent years, you might've been introduced to a term, "superfoods," that's being used increasingly, promising an extra boost in health, performance, and longevity, without the use of extra vitamins and...

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Why Finding Ethically Happy Eggs Is More Complicated Than You Think

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Why Finding Ethically Happy Eggs Is More Complicated Than You Think

When buying eggs, you are faced with many options. From brown to organic to free range to cage-free, the choices can get overwhelming. However, you focus is likely on two factors when choosing which eggs to buy: which eggs will be the most healthy for your family and which eggs come from hens that are treated ethically and humanely. While the terms printed on an egg carton may make you feel that you are purchasing eggs from hens that have been treated fairly, that is not always the case. These terms can be misleading, so it is important to make...

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10 Nutrition Tips for Cooking Enthusiasts

10 Nutrition Tips for Cooking Enthusiasts


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10 Foods You Can Rely on While Dieting

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10 Foods You Can Rely on While Dieting

Deciding to take on a new diet is a daunting task for some--a task which requires determination, honesty, integrity, research, and strong will. Not everyone who decides to take on a new diet will see it through to completion. People will often set goals for themselves when it comes to the foods they eat, but staying true to those guidelines is a real challenge. Having foods to rely on when you are tested throughout your diet is crucial to your success and can help you persevere until you reach your personal goals. Here is a list of 10 healthy foods...

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