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Lisa Metzgar

April 30, 2018

How the Skin Microbiome Affects the Immune System

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....

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February 2, 2018

5 Tips for Successful Intermittent Fasting

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...

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December 20, 2017

What is Kefir?

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...

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October 16, 2017

Let's all eat dirt?!?

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: We live in an age of over sanitation, especially when it comes to our children. We use antibacterial soaps and don’t expose our children to necessary bacteria that help to build their immune systems. "According to this "hygiene hypothesis,'' the human immune system evolved two...

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July 31, 2017

Oatmeal, the superhero of all breakfasts?

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: One of the most common questions I get from my clients is “what can I eat for breakfast besides eggs?” Everyone is on the high protein kick these days and carbs have gotten a bad rap, even healthy carbs. The fact is that some carbs...

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June 22, 2017

5 Tasty Dips and Dressings that Boost Your Gut Health

Adding healthy dips and dressings are a great and tasty way to help benefit your gut bacteria. I find it is much easier to eat healthy when you have great recipes. Here are some easy recipes to help improve gut health and make your meals more interesting. Yogurt is a...

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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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