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Digestive Health

April 5, 2017

10 Shocking Facts About Your Gut Microbiome

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar: You are more bacteria than human. Our bodies contain over 100 trillion bacteria. We have 10 times more bacteria than human cells and they play a significant role in our health and longevity. You get your first dose of bacteria when you travel down the birth...

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January 24, 2017

5 Exciting Gut Revelations for a Healthier Microbiome

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: I have loved being in the nutrition and wellness industry because there is always something new to learn. Research shows us everyday new findings about our health and well being, yet it amazes me that there are so many unhealthy people in this world and...

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December 23, 2016

Holiday Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Gut

Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: The holidays tend to be a time focused on eating. In my house we all tend to cram into the kitchen to nosh on whatever tasty treats our guests have contributed to the affair. Our holiday traditions always involve celebrating over food. With all the holiday...

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December 1, 2016

How bacteria can help you sleep better

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: As I get older, I find that sleep eludes me more and more. I will wake up in the middle of the night and lie there for sometimes hours before I fall back asleep right before the alarm goes off. This leads me to be...

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October 24, 2016

Why You Should Sneak Broccoli into Your Child’s Diet

By Dr Lisa Metzgar, PhD: How many of you were told to eat your broccoli as a child? When my teenage daughter was in kindergarten, she did a Mother’s day project where they answered questions about some of their favorite things to do with mom. One of the questions was,...

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August 15, 2016

4 “Berry” Gut-Healthy Recipes to Boost Your Health

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: Summer is one of my favorite seasons. Not just for the fun in the sun but also for the summertime fruits that bring back memories of picnics on the beach and running through sprinklers on a hot day. Some of my favorite fruits are berries,...

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June 29, 2016

What the heck is a FODMAP?

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: Many people suffer from gut imbalances that can affect their day to day living and their underlying overall health. Symptoms like gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation can range from mild to seriously debilitating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Carbohydrates and imbalanced gut bacteria are...

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April 26, 2016

4 Ways to a healthy gut to support your weight loss goals

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: It is the time of year that most of us look at the scale and realize that summer is coming…which means bathing suit weather. Spring is a great time to change your diet if you have a weight loss goal. After hibernating all winter eating...

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March 28, 2016

3 Reasons You Should Drink Coffee Everyday

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: There is such a debate on whether or not coffee is healthy for us. I have been doing a lot of research on this age-old debate and have found some pretty compelling evidence that coffee for the most part has some very beneficial attributes. Yes…there...

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March 25, 2015

Break Your Sugar Addiction and Feel Sweet

One of the most difficult challenges most of my clients experience when considering a nutritional program is to face their struggles with sugar addiction. Sugar can be a very addictive substance and can be as hard to kick as any other drug addiction for some people. There is a reason...

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