Probiotics are everywhere. You can buy probiotic foods, drinks, and supplements in any health food store. As more and more benefits are becoming known, they are increasing in popularity as a daily part of a healthy diet. Although the use of beneficial microorganisms for health has been around… [continue reading]
I have heard people talking about “leaky gut” for years. I’ve read multiple claims that “leaky gut” is the cause of a myriad of health problems. The idea is this: unwelcome substances leak out of the intestines and into the bloodstream, causing a reaction… [continue reading]
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Christmas time is upon us yet again and oh how I love it! The weather outside is certainly frightful and the fire is extraordinarily delightful. Something that is near and dear to my heart this time of year is the spirit of love and giving. The… [continue reading]
The gut and the immune system. Did you know they are best friends? Really. If you haven’t heard, gut health is hot news these days. As research continues to show more and more, the gut plays an integral part in immune function and development. In fact, up… [continue reading]
I love hot chocolate. As a kid I would have a cup almost every day in the winter. Especially during the Christmas season, there is something so special about cozying up next to the fire with family during the holidays and sharing a hot cup of deliciousness. When I was pregnant, the… [continue reading]
Essential oils are all the rage right now in the natural health world. They are touted as having many, many health benefits. However, being the skeptic I am, I decided to dive into essential oil chemistry a bit and see if there was any merit… [continue reading]