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Improving Gut Health For Weight Loss

July 13, 2020 - 10:43am
Improving Gut Health For Weight Loss

Gut bacteria play several roles in host metabolism and overall health. They produce certain vitamins (K, folate, thiamine, other B vitamins, and tryptophan) and communicate with the immune system in addition to a plethora of other roles including influence on mood and weight regulation.

9 Foods with UV-Protective Effects

July 8, 2020 - 7:49pm
9 Foods with UV-Protective Effects

Evidence suggests that diet can significantly alter how the skin responds to sun exposure. The epidermis is a highly regenerative barrier that protects the body from the external environment, including protection from UV radiation and pollution.

Now More Than Ever, Digital Marketing Is a Must

June 29, 2020 - 1:01pm
Now More Than Ever, Digital Marketing Is a Must

With the world turning more and more to digital communication, do you find yourself falling behind online marketing trends? As a busy healthcare professional, your job is to treat patients, not become experts at digital marketing. Yet, many healthcare professionals realize their practices require they go beyond the brick and mortar, especially during times when meeting patients face-to-face is challenging.  

HOW TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

June 19, 2020 - 5:10pm
HOW TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH PATIENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is an excellent sales tool. According to research, 78% of salespeople using social media outsell their peers, and leads generated through social networking are closed faster than both leads generated through a website and those generated through a referral. However, sales happen when you begin by building sales relationships. How can you effectively connect, engage, and enjoy the benefits of new relationships with thousands of prospects? Here are five ways to help you move steadily in that direction.    

Intermittent Fasting 101

June 15, 2020 - 4:42pm
Intermittent Fasting 101

There’s currently a lot of hype surrounding intermittent fasting (IF) - everyone in the health space seems to be talking about it. Raising a lot of questions and misconceptions, but the truth is - giving the body time to heal is critical for overall health and wellbeing. While IF is concerned with when you eat, it’s still important to eat a clean healthy diet to get the full benefits of IF. 

9 Signs That You're Over-Toxed (and Need a Detox!)

June 8, 2020 - 2:19pm
9 Signs That You're Over-Toxed (and Need a Detox!)

Detoxification is a subject contested by a lot of people perhaps due to conflicting marketing messages online. The thing is, our bodies detox naturally, every single day. However, if we overburden the human organism with toxins, this can result in an overtoxified system that simply needs a break. Toxins are lurking everywhere in modern society. As we strive for convenience, it seems like we make everything more toxic, burdening the environment with pesticides, fertilizers, heavy metals, plastics, as well as waste products from factories and agriculture. 

From Mercury to Microplastics: The Importance of Fish Oil Purity

May 29, 2020 - 6:06pm
 The Importance of Fish Oil Purity

Many people supplement with essential fatty acids because they fear they cannot obtain enough from their diets. An essential nutrient is one our bodies can’t produce so must be obtained in the diet. Essential fatty acids, such as omega-3s, are primarily found in fish so those not consuming enough fish in their diets oftentimes supplement with omega-3s.

The Role of the Microbiome in Immunity

May 26, 2020 - 11:19am
The Role of the Microbiome in Immunity

The immune system is the body’s first line of defense. When triggered, white blood cells rush to the affected area, which can trigger symptoms such as redness, swelling that is warm to the touch, pain, and stiffness. Flu-like symptoms can also be implicated when inflammation is taking hold of the body's host defense mechanisms. We normally think of up-regulating the immune system, however, sometimes it can be overactive. In this case, balancing the immune response might be a more accurate approach. In the case of chronic inflammation, due to an overly active immune system, the immune response must be downregulated.

In this article, we’ll explore how various factors, such as the microbiome, genes, and inflammation impact the immune response.

The Role of Fatty Acids in Immunity

May 15, 2020 - 7:20pm
The Role of Fatty Acids in Immunity

We commonly evaluate food and macronutrients based on their ability to supply the necessary fuel for our bodies to operate; as such, we classify them as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. However, we must also consider food based on its healing power and role in optimal health, which goes beyond basic nutritional characterization.

Wash Your Hands and Take Your Probiotics

May 8, 2020 - 1:38pm
Wash Your Hands and Take Your Probiotics

Most of us know that washing hands, getting plenty of rest, getting your vitamin D and eating a diet rich in antioxidants and various botanicals (such as Echinacea, Astragalus, Elderberry and mushroom blends) can help boost the immune system. But what other immune-boosting tactics might be missing from your medicine cabinet? To keep the immune system running strong, there might not be just one magic bullet. However, more and more research points to the power of probiotics in supporting immune health.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month | Plus 3 Key Tools to Thrive

May 1, 2020 - 1:36pm
May is Mental Health Awareness Month | Plus 3 Key Tools to Thrive

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, both in the US and UK, drawing attention to the importance of mental health in all areas of life. The event is a step in removing the stigma surrounding mental health, so that people can reach out and get the much-needed help they require.

9 Natural Ways to Keep Calm

April 27, 2020 - 12:33pm
9 Natural Ways to Keep Calm

Did you know there is a human need for certainty? Your brain craves it; and the lack of predictability right now can easily lead to stress, panic or even boredom. This can cause us to reach for our cell phones to get answers. 

Immune Benefits of Whey Protein

April 20, 2020 - 10:02am
Immune Benefits of Whey Protein

High-quality amino acids in our diet are essential for maintaining immune system cell structure. Whey protein is a well-known, complete protein source that provides all the essential amino acids our body needs.

Bovine milk contains many components that have immunomodulatory and antimicrobial properties. Research has demonstrated that bovine colostrum and milk, whether or not they are from cows immunized against specific pathogens, provide a medium for the transfer of passive immunity, and may offer disease protection in a range of species. 

Peptides and amino acids in whey protein possess immune stimulatory activity. The most valuable proteins include: lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, β-Lactoglobulin, lactoperoxidase and lysozyme, along with bioactive peptides. These components are resistant to pepsin and trypsin activity and maintain their biological activity within humans as evidenced in numerous studies.

Cannabinoids: The Ultimate Guide

April 13, 2020 - 5:26pm
 The Ultimate Guide

What is all the fuss about cannabinoids? Is it all about cannabis or is there more to the hype? These are common questions, and for good reason. Although cannabinoids were pinpointed thanks to research into cannabis, cannabinoids are proving to be a treasure trove for deep exploration into holistic health and well-being. 

In this ultimate guide to cannabinoids - we’ll explore cannabinoids from all angles, including the entourage effect, cannabinoids in breast milk, natural ways to boost cannabinoids, the bliss molecule, labelling accuracy and the ins and outs of the endocannabinoid system, and much more.

10 Herbs for Lung Support

March 27, 2020 - 10:49am
10 Herbs for Lung Support

Respiratory complications are a common occurrence with a seasonal rhythm around the world. Because pulmonary inflammation is a hallmark of many respiratory complications, the objective is to support normal inflammatory pathways specific to pulmonary health.