How to Gain Weight Fast and Safely

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About two thirds of people in the US are either overweight or obese (1). However, there are also many people with the opposite problem of being too skinny (2). This is a concern, because being underweight can be just as bad for your health as being obese. Additionally, many people who are not … [Read more...]

Arsenic in Rice: Should You Be Concerned?

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Arsenic is one of the world's most toxic elements. Throughout history, it has been infiltrating the food chain and finding its way into our foods. However, this problem is now getting worse. Widespread pollution is raising the levels of arsenic in foods, posing a serious health risk. Recently, … [Read more...]

Berberine: The World’s Most Powerful Supplement?

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A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on earth. It has very impressive health benefits, and affects your body at the molecular level. Berberine has been shown to lower blood sugar, cause weight loss and improve heart health, to name a few. It is one of the few … [Read more...]

Does All Disease Really Begin in The Gut? The Surprising Truth

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"All disease begins in the gut." - Hippocrates Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was a wise man. Much of his wisdom, which is now over 2000 years old, has stood the test of time. The quote above is one of them. Obviously, not all disease begins in the gut. For example, this does not … [Read more...]

10 Proven Benefits of Spirulina (No. 1 is Very Impressive)

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Spirulina is incredibly good for you. It is loaded with nutrients that can have powerful effects on your body and brain. Here are 10 evidence-based health benefits of spirulina. 1. Spirulina is Extremely High in Many Nutrients Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. It … [Read more...]

Probiotics 101: Everything You Need to Know (Literally)

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Did you know that the bacteria in your body outnumber your body's cells 10 to 1? It's true, and most of them reside in your gut. But there really is no need to panic, most bacteria are quite harmless. Having the right bacteria in there has even been linked to numerous health benefits (1). This … [Read more...]

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful As Drugs

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Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work. However, there are some exceptions to this. In fact, a few supplements are so effective that they are comparable to pharmaceutical drugs. Here are 4 natural health boosting supplements that are as powerful as drugs (if not … [Read more...]

Is “Gluten Sensitivity” Real or Imaginary? A Critical Look

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According to a 2013 survey, a third of Americans actively try to avoid gluten. But celiac disease, the most severe form of gluten intolerance, only affects 0.7-1% of people (1). However, there is another condition called "non-celiac" gluten sensitivity (2). It involves an adverse reaction to gluten, … [Read more...]

7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

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Our bodies are around 60% water, give or take. It is commonly recommended to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day (the 8x8 rule). Although there is little science behind this specific rule, staying hydrated is important. Here are 7 evidence-based health benefits of drinking plenty of … [Read more...]

FODMAPs 101: A Detailed Guide to The Low-FODMAP Diet

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Digestive issues are incredibly common. Not surprisingly, the stuff we put in our bellies can have a major effect on what goes on in there. This brings us to the topic at hand, FODMAPs. These are tiny carbohydrates found in certain foods, including wheat and beans. Studies show strong links … [Read more...]