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Five Daily Habits for a Healthy Gut

A healthy gut, aka microbiome, starts at the end of your fork.  We hear about gut health and immunity connection a lot lately. The reason is that 70% of the immune system is in your gut! You might have also heard about the gut-brain axis or gut-skin axis. Even the […]

 

Why Should We Detox in Spring?

Are you feeling sluggish and tired? Do you eat healthily but still feel bloated? Do you find yourself in a mental fog? Are you irritated, quick-tempered, or chronically dissatisfied? All these can be signs of imbalance between the “good” and “bad” gut bugs and stagnation of Qi regulating emotions in […]

 

My Top 5 Natural Sweeteners

Weight gain is not the only danger of sugar consumption. Sugar consumption is linked to increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, diabetes, fatty liver disease, cancer, depression, insomnia, ADHD, tooth decay, and acne. As published by http://www.health.harvard.edu “Too much added sugar can be one of the greatest […]

 

Connection between your gut and inflammation

Do you struggle with inflammation? Did you know that allergies and autoimmune diseases are caused by inflammation and may begin in the gut?  As it happens, it is estimated that 50 million adults are currently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The growing occurrence of those conditions indicates that immune systems […]

 

What are Lectins?

Lectins, similar to gluten, are both considered proteins, but lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins seeking out sugars in the body and attach to the surface of cells in the intestinal lining. They can create tiny tears (leaky gut) which can potentially create an immune response and impair digestion.  Gluten is a […]