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February 28, 2019

Keto Diet: Fad or Not so Bad?

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...

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January 25, 2019

Does cold weather cause colds?

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...

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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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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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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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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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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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