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Overall Health

November 2, 2018

Can you help improve acne by focusing on your gut?

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...

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August 29, 2018

Best Healthy Fat for Your Keto Diet and Gut

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...

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July 6, 2018

How Fast Food Destroys Your Gut Microbiome

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...

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June 1, 2018

9 Tips to Naturally Reduce Bloating

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...

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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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November 3, 2017

Immune Boosting Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

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...

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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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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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