Leaky gut raises risk of artery plaque and heart disease

May 14, 18 Leaky gut raises risk of artery plaque and heart disease

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Many people think the main keys to avoiding arterial plaque and heart disease are to watch cholesterol, avoid smoking, and exercise. But what is less known is how dependent your heart health is on your gut. If you have digestive problems, multiple food sensitivities, or chronic inflammation, these could be signs your gut health is...

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Balancing chronic autoimmune illness with raising children

Dec 01, 17 Balancing chronic autoimmune illness with raising children

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Because women make up about 75 percent of autoimmune disease diagnoses, this means many sufferers of chronic illness are also raising children. It’s common for women to feel disappointed or inferior because they are not the kind of mom they had envisioned. But the perfect mom is an unattainable myth, and it’s possible your illness...

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Cannabinoid receptors: How to activate them without cannabis

Nov 25, 17 Cannabinoid receptors: How to activate them without cannabis

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If medical marijuana has done anything, it has been to educate us about our own endocannibinoid system (ECS) — a system of receptors on cells that play a role in inflammation, appetite, pain, mood, memory, and even cancer prevention. These receptors have come to light because they respond to compounds in cannabis, or marijuana. A...

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Counting carbs? Carbohydrate density matters most

Nov 18, 17 Counting carbs? Carbohydrate density matters most

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If you are counting carbs to stabilize your blood sugar, lower inflammation, balance hormones, or lose weight, experts say looking at carbohydrate density is a more important strategy. Carbohydrate density measures how many carbohydrates are present per 100 grams of food. Low carb density foods don’t raise your risk of chronic...

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