Your gut microbiome houses certain types of bacteria which, when properly fed, produce powerful, health-supportive compounds like short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). One of the most well-studied SCFAs is butyrate – and it’s one you won’t want to leave home without. If you want your body to run well from head to toe, here’s the 411 on this essential compound that everyone can use a little more of – and how to get yours.
It’s December already and holiday parties abound. It’s a festive time for gathering with family and friends to celebrate the season (usually with lots of food and beverage). Here are some simple tips to help you enjoy, without surrendering your health!
If nothing else, this difficult time has shown us just how important it is to protect and preserve both physical and mental health. One silver lining to emerge from the last 18 months: we’re now more aware of what sends our stress levels into the stratosphere. The tricky part? How to bring them back down to earth fast. The good news is that inside every one of us in an actual nerve whose job it is to do exactly that -- the vagus nerve (VN) – and you have the power to tap into its calming power, with ‘vagus nerve stimulation’ (VNS).
Inadequate intake of nutrients may result from many factors including an improper diet, medication, chronic disease, gut health and other barriers to absorption. In the United States, some of the most common nutrient inadequacies, as documented by NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) data include: Vitamins A, C, and D, magnesium, and potassium.