gut health
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From irritating IBS symptoms to gluten- and lactose-intolerance issues, so much of your (dis)comfort starts in your digestive tract. According to science, these supplements could provide relief. If there’s anything more uncomfortable to discuss than digestive and gut-health issues, it’s the astounding numbers of Americans these issues affect. According to the National Institutes of Health, about one in five Americans suffers from digestive diseases, including GERD- style heartburn (65 million prescriptions per year), constipation (63 million cases), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (15 million cases) and Crohn’s Disease (1.8 million prescriptions). And these are just the straight-up diseases. Everyone knows someone who has [...]
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First documented in China more than 2,000 years ago, kombucha has recently achieved cult status in the United States, but what is it? What it is:  Kombucha is a delicious, effervescent beverage that's made by fermenting black tea and sugar. Over several days, a pancake-shaped mixture of friendly bacteria, yeasts, and enzymes, called a scoby, feeds on the sugar, creating a slightly fermented tonic. Why it's good for you:  Kombucha naturally contains probiotics, B-vitamins, and organic acids (acetic, gluconic, and lactic). According to Delicious Living, "Kombucha is purported to do everything from cure the common cold to boost energy levels to sharpen eyesight. Research [...]
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If you missed our Gut Health 101 Class with Mandy Enright, MS RDN from Nutrition Nuptials , no worries! We have you covered with these key takeaways:  Get To Know Your Guts​​First thing to know about your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is where is lives. Your GI tract essentially goes from one hole to the other. Your mouth is where food enters, and your southern hole is where digested food exits. Don’t be fooled by the size of your torso. Your GI tract is actually 30 feet in length. To put it in perspective, that’s stacking one giraffe on top of another! The [...]
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Education, Nutrition
  “Your microbiome is essentially another organ in your body,” says Shayne Morris, PhD, a molecular biologist at Systemic Formulas in Ogden, Utah.  “It helps you digest foods, create nutrients (such as vitamin K), combat pathogens (which can cause illness) and plays a critical role in the development of your immune system.” That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though. Mounting evidence suggests your microbiome may play an important role in everything from autoimmune diseases to obesity. Scientists are continually uncovering new things about the microbiome and what it does. In 2007, the National Institutes of Health announced the Human Microbiome Project, [...]

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