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The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

March 27, 2018

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it! Yes, it’s true. Your gut is considered your “second brain.” There is no denying it anymore. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence…

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The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too?

March 23, 2018

The Coconut Oil Craze – Should I Jump on the Bandwagon Too? Yes you should (end of post). But what exactly is it about coconut oil that makes it so healthy? And which type is best? Let’s dive into some of the fascinating research and find out. Coconut oil is a special kind of fat…

The Psychological Effects of Obesity in Springfield

March 15, 2018

The Psychological Effects of Obesity in Springfield What you see on the outside of someone who is overweight or obese in Springfield is only a small part of the equation. Much of the time, it is the psychological and social effects that are even more damaging than the physical ones. Obesity has been linked to…

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The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

March 12, 2018

The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners You probably know the negative health effects of eating too much sugar, especially “added sugars” like in soda pop, candy, baked goods, and many commercially-available cereals, just to name a few.  Added sugar is hiding just about everywhere in the grocery store. Yes, ingesting refined sugar spikes your blood sugar…

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Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals?

March 9, 2018

Raw vs. Cooked – Which Contains More Vitamins and Minerals? Let’s finally put an end to the debate of raw vs. cooked. Of course, in the grand scheme of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense, varied, whole foods diet, the cooked vs. raw debate isn’t that critical for most people. Where this can become a consideration is for…

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Is My Poop Normal?

March 2, 2018

Is My Poop Normal? Yes, I’m serious! (And don’t you sometimes wonder anyway?) You already know that your poop can reflect your physical, and sometimes even emotional, health. You may get constipation or have diarrhea when you eat something that “doesn’t agree with you,” or when you’re super-nervous about something. And what about fiber and…

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