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The 5 Best Vitamins for Gut Health

The 5 Best Vitamins for Gut Health

A healthy immune system starts with your gut, so make sure to take care of it! Hippocrates once said, “all disease starts in the gut” and this still rings true today. The microbiome of your digestive system is made up of trillions of microorganisms and their genetic material that live in your intestines. These microorganisms are involved in many bodily functions including digestion, metabolism, weight management, and immunity funct
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The Beginner’s Guide to Achieving a Healthier Gut

The Beginner’s Guide to Achieving a Healthier Gut

In case you weren’t aware, there are currently 2-6 pounds of bacteria in our bodies. It’s nothing to be alarmed about, in fact, the vast majority of our bodily functions are either controlled or influenced by the bacteria that make up our microbiome 1. Bacteria often get a bad reputation. We see it as the reason we get sick. However, the majority of the bacteria found in our bodies are actually necessary to our health. So her
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Puerto Rico's Secret Sauce - Why Garlic Is Good For You

Puerto Rico's Secret Sauce - Why Garlic Is Good For You

Garlic is a member of the Allium genus of plants. Among its 500 botanic cousins are onions, leeks and chives. Rich in organic sulfur compounds and flavonols (a class of antioxidants), onions and garlic have been used for thousands of years1 in Egypt, China, India and Greece cover wounds and treat heart disease, headaches, tumors, leprosy, deafness, earaches, severe diarhhea, and parasitic infections. Garlic is packed with valua
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Can Your Gut Bacteria Help You Gain Muscle Strength?

Can Your Gut Bacteria Help You Gain Muscle Strength?

We all have a community of bacteria that lives within our digestive tract. That microbiome is a key player in our overall health. It affects so many systems within the body, including our weight, metabolism, mood and even our blood sugar levels. Even though it affects our health in such profound ways, it is often something that is overlooked. Researchers wanted to check out the connection and see how it works so they compared g
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