How to Improve Gut Health

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.”   And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we're not just...

Caffeine and Sports Training

Caffeine is sometimes called “the world’s most popular drug”.   It’s a very common naturally-occurring stimulant found in coffee and other foods/drinks.   Its main effect is on the brain, helping to increase alertness and reducing fatigue. It’s also used for...

Coffee – Drink or Avoid?

Coffee - Who can drink and who should avoid? Coffee is one of those things - you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your gut, your mind, etc.)....

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation...Do They Really Work?   Well...yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation.   Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we...

Athletes and Antioxidants

Is There a Time I Shouldn’t Take Antioxidants?   You may have heard that antioxidants can help reduce your recovery time after strenuous exercise. You know the stiffness, swelling, pain, fatigue and reduced strength that your muscles experience after a good...

Adrenal Fatigue: What Is It?

Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep?   All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue...

Injury Recovery Turmeric Hot Chocolate

I hurt my knee at Dead End Race Apocalypse on the weekend. I haven't had it looked at for an official diagnosis yet, and to be quite honest, I'm a little scared to. I've had knee injuries in the past and they have never swollen like my knee is now. I have never lost...

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially "added sugars" like in soft drinks, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store....

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