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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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September 6, 2016

Beware of No Calorie Sweeteners

Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: Let’s face it…we all like sweet sugary treats. Throughout our lives we have always treated ourselves with something sweet as a reward or to comfort. There is a reason we have a tendency to be addicted to sweets. Our physiology is designed to be drawn to...

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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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May 5, 2016

How to Get More Energy Through Healthy Living

By Jennifer McGregor: In a nation of caffeine addicts, energy is the modern Fountain of Youth. We find ourselves slumping in our seats halfway through our 9-5 workdays, spending hundreds of dollars every year on Starbucks, and braving the taste of a Five-Hour Energy. We are overworked, under-rested, and most...

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February 11, 2016

Be Guilt-Free this Valentine’s Day

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: Valentine’s Day is the day of love. It is also a great excuse to have a nice glass of wine and eat some yummy chocolate. Good news…there are some redeeming qualities to these Valentine’s vices that can ease some of the guilt of indulging. Of...

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January 12, 2016

6 Simple Steps to Your Healthiest Year EVER!

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: It is the start of a new year and for most people that means looking at their health and wellness to make positive changes. Whether you want to lose weight or start eating healthier, there are some simple steps you can take to get on...

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December 7, 2015

How Holiday Stress = Extra Weight Gain

By: Dr. Lisa Metzgar, Most of us are in a chronic state of stress – getting the kids to school on time, paying the bills and meeting deadlines at work. What makes the holiday season so much worse are the get-togethers with extended family – even though we love them...

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November 17, 2015

Kids, More Fruits and Veggies Please!

Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: As the mom of a teenager, I know what a battle it can be to get your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. It is super important to instill good eating habits from a very young age so they have a fighting chance to grow...

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