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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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May 25, 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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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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