8 Ways to Upgrade Health Fast with Leafy Greens

8 Ways to Upgrade Health Fast with Leafy Greens

If we want to live a long and healthy life, wholesome foods – as in, no processed or sugar-packed crap – are non-negotiable. Problem is, when life/work/kids/travel etc. get in the way, eating well can sometimes take a backseat. But the good news is that it’s easy to radically upgrade your diet almost instantly, with almost no extra effort. The secret is leafy greens and lots of them, preferably organic or fresh from the farmers’ market. Think of them as nature’s vibrant health elixir and I urge you to indulge.
8 Reasons Why You Need to Focus on Maximizing Omega 3s

8 Reasons Why You Need to Focus on Maximizing Omega 3s

When it comes to protecting your health, not all fats are created equal. At the top of the health pinnacle are the omega-3 fatty acids, a key member of the omega fatty acid family which also includes the omega-6s. All of them are polyunsaturated fats. All are considered essential fatty acids, that is, we need them to survive but our bodies don’t produce them so we have to consume them in our diet. Omega-3s have an anti-inflammatory effect in the body and omega-6s, a pro-inflammatory effect. And we need both types – but the proper balance is the difference between a healthy future and a diseased one.
5 Ways Boosting Metabolic Flexibility Helps Keep Blood Sugar And Weight In Check

5 Ways Boosting Metabolic Flexibility Helps Keep Blood Sugar And Weight In Check

Eating three carb-heavy meals a day with carb-y snacks in-between is one way to virtually ensure that your body will be metabolically inflexible – which the opposite of what you want your body to do. As a result of those way-too-plentiful carbs, our bodies get less and less good at tapping into fat and burning it for energy, so much so that when we burn through our body’s carb stores – and it doesn’t take very long— it doesn’t readily switch to fat. We become literally weak with hunger. It's as if your backup generator doesn’t kick on when the power goes out.
7 Ways to Improve Your Skin through Your Gut

7 Ways to Improve Your Skin through Your Gut

You know the old saying, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Maybe that’s true. But what researchers know for sure is that the skin is the window to what’s going on inside the body. What’s going on inside the gut, especially with the trillions of the bacteria that live there, often directly affects the skin. When the gut microbiome is out of synch with the rest of the body – a case of too few microbial strains or an overabundance of unfriendly strains – it often makes itself known in the form of common skin rashes, irritations and/or eruptions.
5 Ways Moving Your Body Builds Your Brain

5 Ways Moving Your Body Builds Your Brain

Study after study has shown that people who move more don’t just have healthier hearts and lungs (and maybe better definition in the calf muscles). They usually score better on tests that measure memory and decision-making as well. There’s a reason that people in the health world sometimes call exercise “food for the brain,” and here are five more reasons to move more for brain health.
6 Smart Strategies to Combat Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth

6 Smart Strategies to Combat Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth

Your belly is misbehaving. A lot. So what’s causing the trouble? There are any number of possible culprits, but one of the biggies that’s often overlooked is SIFO, or small intestinal fungal overgrowth, which, left unattended can make you unwell for quite a long time. So, instead of letting SIFO get the better of you, now’s the time get it on your radar – and learn what to do about it.

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