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Welcome to EpiCor's new "More Healthy Days Blog." Here you will find great ideas about staying active, boosting your energy level, tips on healthy living and much, much more! It's all about providing you with the information you need to live a more happy and healthy life. Sign up for our blog to get email updates so you never miss any of the interesting information provided by our experts and people just like you!

February 28, 2019

By: Dr. Lisa Metzgar: Over the decades there has always been a fad diet that everyone gets excited about to lose weight.  My question is how do these diets benefit or harm our health.  In the 70’s we adopted a low fat diet and it turns out that it was quite... Read More

January 25, 2019

By: Dr. Lisa Metzgar: I remember my grandmother telling me to bundle up in the winter so I wouldn’t catch a cold.  So why did I get a cold when the weather was hot?  I have also heard people say that they got a cold because they left their window open... Read More

November 2, 2018

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar:  I have discussed in past articles that there is a direct link between our gut and our brain. Our gut flora can have a big impact on our emotional state and how we deal with stress. And we also know that stress may cause skin issues... Read More

August 29, 2018

By: Dr. Lisa Metzgar: I love that healthy fats have come into the spotlight with the popularity of the ketogenic diet. One of my favorite healthy fats is avocado, and I eat them on almost a daily basis.  They are so versatile and it turns out they may also be... Read More

July 6, 2018

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD:  Fast food seems to be a mainstay of our western diet. We are so busy that we grab cheap food on the go.  Marketing makes the food enticing for adults and children by referring to them as “happy meals”.  As a parent, I have even... Read More

June 1, 2018

Belly bloat is not only uncomfortable but also keeps us from having that flat belly we all want. With just a few changes in our health habits we can help reduce the bloat and feel better.  One of the biggest culprits of belly bloat is an overgrowth of bacteria in our... Read More

April 30, 2018

Your skin is the largest organ of your body.  It not only protects your body from pathogens, but a very diverse group of bacteria1 called your skin microbiome also live on it.  The health of your skin microbiome is just as important as your gut microbiome in keeping you healthy. ... Read More

February 2, 2018

Intermittent fasting (IF) is anything but a new concept. Since the dawn of time, mankind has regularly gone through moments of scarcity and famine. In fact, humans had to work for their food if they wanted to eat at all. Inevitably, there were times when food wasn’t available yet, the... Read More

December 20, 2017

Dr. Lisa Metzgar:  Kefir is a yogurt-like drink that can be made from diary or other non-dairy options like coconut milk, or nut milks.  It is a fermented drink that is an excellent source of probiotics providing sometimes 3 times more gut friendly bacteria than yogurt.  Kefir starts with little rubbery... Read More

November 3, 2017

The hectic holidays and chill in the air can take a toll on the immune system and make one more susceptible to cold weather challenges. Stay healthy and vital all season by taking the following steps. Be Balanced From eggnog and cookies to champagne toasts at midnight, you may be more likely... Read More

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