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12 Dec

Stress - The Mind-Body Connection Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of “Stress - The Mind-Body Connection”.  In Part 1, we discovered the science and psychology behind the mind-body disconnect, how hormones affect our perception of the world, how stress produces visible changes in the brain as well as enhanced emotionality, and much more....

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09 Dec

Stress - The Mind-Body Connection Part 1

Dualism states that the mind and body are separate and this theory is accepted by many despite much evidence showing an observable bidirectional relationship between the mind and body. For example, the gut microbiome sends signals to the brain, and vice versa. The heart sends signals to the...

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02 Dec

Detoxing the Brain: Sleep and Glymphatics

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), there are over 85,000 synthetic chemicals in circulation today, which is hard on the immune system and elimination pathways. The first step to properly detoxify the brain is to do everything in our power to reduce and eliminate toxins...

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22 Nov

Have Your Sugar and Eat It, Too

Our sweet tooth is more demanding than ever. As a result, food companies add a lot of refined sugar to our foods to make them more palatable. Unless you are eating  food in its natural state, odds are you are consuming some kind of added sugar, and likely more than you think. The average...

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19 Nov

9 Reasons the Lymphatic System Is the Key to Health

Gaining a clear understanding of the body's great lymphatic system unveils the pathophysiology of many diseases and a clear road to health. Microbes, viruses, inflammation, and bacteria all play a part in the progression of disease. However, the lymphatic system, when combined with the ...

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11 Nov

8 Powerful Detox Herbs

Nature is filled with herbs that have a wide range of healing properties, many of which are perfect for detoxification. You've probably heard of a lot of great detox herbs like parsley, dandelion or Hibiscus. This article won't be covering these commonly known detoxification herbs, but instead...

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04 Nov

Concerned about Glyphosate?

Glyphosate [(N-phosphonomethyl) glycine] (GLY) is the most widely used herbicide worldwide. First introduced in 1974, it sells under the brand name, “Roundup”. Since 1996 and the introduction of “Roundup Ready” crops (genetically modified crops resistant to heavy application), glyphosate use has...

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28 Oct

Does Sugar Weaken the Immune System?

The short answer: it depends. 

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21 Oct

Omega-3's for Bone Health

From our time in the womb into our elder years, the challenge to stay healthy can come in different forms. Bone loss is one of those physical challenges that goes hand-in-hand with aging. However, instead of assuming we are doomed by the effects of getting older, it’s important to consider...

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15 Oct

Key Foods to Boost the Immune System

The immune system provides a robust anatomical barrier that serves as a host defense mechanism. One of these anatomical barriers is the gastrointestinal tract, inside which there are many defense mechanisms such as peristalsis, gastric acid, bile acids, digestive enzymes, flushing, thiocyanate,...

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