Category Archive: Food and Nutrition

Why Just “Eating Healthy” May Not be Enough

Did you know that half of Americans are managing at least one chronic health condition? One in four are managing two or more chronic health conditions, many of which can be prevented or mitigated by proper nutrition. Yes, that’s right – you can keep yourself healthy just by consuming proper amounts of vitamins and minerals.

In response to this crisis, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is increasing it’s recommended daily values (DV),

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Our Guide to Good Gut Health – Part 2

In part one of Our Guide to Good Gut Health, we learned about the gut’s function and digestive process, and how it plays an integral part of our overall health and wellbeing. We learned about common digestive disorders and the importance of not only probiotics, but prebiotics, too. Now, we will examine the best prebiotic and probiotic sources and how much to take. We’ll also look at supplements vs. natural food sources and which is ideal in attaining the needed amounts of pre and probiotics.

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Our Guide to Good Gut Health – Part 1

“All disease begins in the gut.” That is what Hippocrates, Greek physician and father of medicine, taught, but what exactly does that mean? What exactly IS gut health? And how do we know whether our guts are healthy or not? How do we figure out the best way to balance and restore the digestive system?  As daunting as the task may seem, it is imperative to figure gut health out. For, Hippocrates was correct; digestive issues don’t only affect the gastrointestinal tract,

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The Sad Truth About Sugar Alcohols

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Falling for foods claiming lots of protein, a sweet taste and only one gram of sugar? The buzz around products sweetened with substances like erythritol is big and blinding. Many companies are jumping on the bandwagon, using sugar alcohols as a way to market their products as healthy, sugar-free or low-calorie treats. You can find sugar alcohol in items like ice cream, snack and protein bars, chewing gums, and energy drinks. If you’re trying to eat healthier,

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