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Cravings 101: Which Food Groups Show What Your Body Actually Needs

Cravings 101: Which Food Groups Show What Your Body Actually Needs

People whose mind and body are in sync can easily distinguish hunger from craving. We eat because our stomachs are growling from emptiness or because our bodies crave certain products.  Although the easiest way to eliminate cravings is simply to indulge in the foods you want, it is also crucial to understand why we crave a particular product.  In fact, this is one of the ways the body tries to tell us what nutrients we lack(1, 2). By knowing and understanding what the body needs, we could improve our health and mood by simply adding a few different groceries to...

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Maintaining Diabetes With a Healthier Lifestyle

Maintaining Diabetes With a Healthier Lifestyle

According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 34.2 million Americans have diabetes. And on top of that, 1 in 3 adults have pre-diabetes.  The numbers are alarming, especially knowing that 90–94% of the cases are type 2 diabetes, caused mainly by lifestyle choices.  As much as the numbers are disturbing, it is also a relief to know that diabetes can be successfully maintained with a healthier lifestyle. Meaning everyone having this chronic condition has a say in how it evolves.  Diabetes Guidelines Although there are some common symptoms of diabetes, like increased thirst and hunger, frequent urination, fatigue, frequent infections,...

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Holistic Health 101

Holistic Health 101

It's a universally accepted fact that our health is the most important thing when it comes to our quality of life, happiness, and well-being.  Modern medicine has progressed beyond where anyone could have imagined.  Still, there are things to remember and implement into our lives from the past – long before penicillin was discovered.  The holistic approach to health, counting 5,000 years already, is one of them.  What Is Holistic Health? Today's medicine views the body as a combination of organs and treats them or the symptoms separately. Meanwhile, the holistic approach treats the human body, soul, and mind as...

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10 Step Guide to Good Gut Health

10 Step Guide to Good Gut Health

An unimaginable amount of bacteria, fungi, and viruses reside in our gut. All of these organisms combine to form the gut microbiome.  This inner ecosystem is responsible for many essential functions in our bodies, including immune system regulation.  The bacteria in our guts also protect us from harmful germs, produce nutrients, and break down food that the body can't digest.  That is why maintaining a balanced and healthy relationship with the gut guarantees good well-being.   The state of our microbiome depends on multiple factors, including some that we can not control – method of delivery at birth, infant feeding, and...

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