Body Works

5 APRIL 2017

Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics

We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother […]

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31 MARCH 2017

If You’re Dehydrated, Your Vagina Might Be Too

“Drink more water” is probably one of the most common pieces of health advice out there. Among other things, experts say, it can help improve your skin, help you feel more energetic, and boost your immune system, so clearly there’s a lot of benefit to it. But you’re not alone if you find you end […]

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29 MARCH 2017

A Naturopath’s Guide To Avoiding Constipation

You feel bloated, congested, and maybe a little gassier than usual. You’ve spent the majority of the day trying to get some form of bowel movement happening so that you can have substantial relief, yet every trick under your belt fails dismally. You’re desperate and do not want another day of feeling toxic. Sound familiar? […]

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20 MARCH 2017

Common Foods and Drinks That Can Trigger Migraines

Migraines affect up to 15% of adults worldwide. They differ from an average headache in severity and symptoms, and can greatly reduce the quality of life of people who suffer from them. Despite decades of research, the exact cause of migraines is still unknown. It is clear that diet won’t cause a person to start […]

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17 MARCH 2017

How Much Fiber Should You Eat Every Day?

High dietary fiber intake may help prevent strokes. The belief that dietary fiber intake is protectively associated with certain diseases was postulated 40 years ago and then enormously fueled and kept alive by a great body of science since. Today it is generally believed that eating lots of fiber-rich foods helps prevent obesity, diabetes, and […]

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13 MARCH 2017

Things You Should Know About Probiotics

According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are live micro-organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host (you).

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15 FEBRUARY 2017

Sleep Less, Weigh More?

The challenge of maintaining a healthy weight is a daily endeavor, made up of many small choices — What to eat? How much? When? — that over time have a powerful cumulative effect. A strong routine of sufficient nightly sleep can aid in this endeavor, helping your body and mind work at its best, every day, for weight control and overall health.

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25 JANUARY 2017

How To Buy The Healthiest Yogurt

Yogurt has earned itself a reputation as a true health-food superstar. But know this: “Yogurt can turn into junk food really quickly,” says Caroline Kaufman, RDN, a nutrition expert in San Francisco and an expert panelist for the Health Must-Eat List.

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23 JANUARY 2017

Fat Facts

Most people probably don’t have a clue as to what fat cells do other than inspire torment and angst when they’re trying to crowbar themselves into a pair of jeans.

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11 NOVEMBER 2016

Trust Your Gut

For the past 75 years we’ve been bombarding them with antibiotics without realizing that when we were shooting at the bad guys, we were also hurting the good guys. And the rising incidence of chronic conditions from obesity to asthma to allergies may be the price we are paying.

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