Do Athletes Need to Take Probiotics?

Did you know that the bacteria in your body outnumber your body's cells 10 to 1?  Most of these critters are located in your gut.  In fact, 90% of our genetic makeup comes from these bacterias that live in our guts.  Having the right kinds of bacteria living in the...

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Fish Oil Benefits for Athletes

Omega-3 Fatty acids must be obtained through diet and supplementation. They are not naturally made by our bodies and it's impossible to consume enough through our diet alone. Even if you are making the effort to eat wild salmon, avocados, and nuts, you are not...

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Is Strength Training For Everyone?

The short answer...Yes!  Strength training, by far, is the only form of exercise that can give you the most physical, mental and overall health benefits.  You'll get the most bang for your buck with strength training.  Strength training does not mean you're in the gym...

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Smoothie of the Month: Avocado Greens

Alright, I know some of you are thinking "avocado in my smoothie?"  Don't knock it before you try it.  For those of you who don't actually care for avocados, this is a great way to reap the benefits avocados have without tasting the avocado itself.  Smoothies in...

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Stressed – How to Survive the Holidays

I don't know about you, but this is definitely one of my most favorite times of the year! I absolutely LOVE the holidays and everything that goes with them!  The purchasing of gifts for friends and family, holiday-themed crafts with my munchkin, paleo baking and candy...

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How to Repair Your Leaky Gut

You have Leaky Gut.  Relax, it is something you can fix given enough time.  And the good news is that symptoms will begin to subside even though you haven't fully resolved the issue.  If you've done any research on how to heal a leaky gut, you've probably come across...

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Leaky Gut, How’d That Happen?

Before we get into just how your gut started leaking, let's make sure we're on the same page.  Leaky Gut Syndrome occurs when the tight junctions of the gut break appart allowing anything and everything into the bloodstream, which sets off an immune reaction.  Toxins,...

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Is Your Gut Leaking?

Have you heard about "leaky gut"?  Researchers have finally proven what the holistic/functional side of healthcare has been saying for decades.  Leaky gut is not just some phenomenon practitioners outside of mainstream medicine came up with long ago.  What is leaky...

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Gut Health: What’s the Microbiome?

Have you heard of the Gut Microbiome or Gut Microbiota? If not, this is the new, more accurate description of what we use to refer to as the Gut Flora. What is the gut microbiome? It's the microbe population that lives in our intestines. Our intestines contain tens of...

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Banana Protein Pancakes

Are you needing a change from your typical protein shake or smoothie?  Here's a great alternative to starting your day with your healthy dose of protein but in a different form.  My son and I just love these Banana Pancakes!  They're SUPER easy to make, low in sugar...

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Minds Matter: Brain Rehab Steps Week 4

You've made it to Week #4 of Brain Rehab!  Congratulations!  If you missed it, here's Week #1, Week #2 and Week #3 of Brain Rehab.  This week the focus is on putting it all together.  Your focus this week is to take the prior week's changes and add them all together...

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Minds Matter: Brain Rehab Steps Week 3

Hooray!  You've made it to Week #3 of Brain Rehab!  If you missed them, here's Week #1 and #2 of Brain Rehab.  This week the focus is on sleep.  Everywhere you read, experts are saying we need to get at least 7 solid hours of uninterrupted sleep to help promote health...

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Minds Matter: Brain Rehab Steps Week 2

Welcome back to Week #2 of Brain Rehab!  If you missed it, here's Week #1 of Brain Rehab.  This week the focus is on exercise.  We all know there are many incredible health benefits from exercise, but did you know the brain benefits too? Just a reminder, if you didn't...

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Minds Matter: Brain Rehab Steps Week 1

Over the past few weeks, I've been detailing out the importance of brain health.  Some of you may be wondering how to put it all together now.  Today's focus is just that, putting it all together in ways that will make implementing the steps doable.  In addition to...

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Top Nutrients for Improving Brain Health

Improving overall brain function and health is a choice you make every day.  Our lifestyle habits/routines, good or bad, will be the biggest influence over our overall health.  If improving the quality of life you and your family live is important to you be happy in...

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