Body Works

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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7 NOVEMBER 2016

The Truth About Poop: Understanding Stool Color, Shape, and Frequency

We have a lot of silly names for it: BMs, caca, doo-doo, turds, and of course, poop. We don’t generally discuss it in our daily conversations. But asking some important questions about your bowel movements might give you some insight into your gastrointestinal health. Here’s the scoop on poop.

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26 OCTOBER 2016

Lifestyle Changes May Reduce Migraine Frequency

Some lifestyle changes, including getting adequate sleep, the right diet, exercise, and proper rehydration can help reduce the number of times you get migraines, says Dr. Robert Sheeler, who works at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

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