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Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gut Health: The Gut-Brain Axis
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Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gut Health: The Gut-Brain Axis

Over the decades, the average lifespan has increased with the development of advances in medicine and technology. With many people living well into their 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, new health issues have also increased. Sadly, neurodegenerative diseases are one such health issue.  New research is constantly coming out as scientists fight to find a cure...

4 Tips To Fight Fall Allergies Naturally
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4 Tips To Fight Fall Allergies Naturally

Ahh, fall. The season of pumpkin spice, changing leaves, and cooler weather. Often a welcomed break to the hot, humid days of summer. We greet fall with cozy sweaters and houses smelling of cinnamon. At the same time, we curse the accompanying sneezes, sniffles, and itchy eyes.  For some, fall is synonymous with seasonal allergies....

Exercising In Mid Summer Heat? Read This First
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Exercising In Mid Summer Heat? Read This First

Having been cooped up in our houses for the past couple of months, getting some fresh air and a good sweat going is just what we need to stay sane. However, with the heat index rising, it’s perfectly reasonable to ask whether exercising in mid-summer heat is doing your body more harm than good. Here’s...

Optimize Your Body’s Ability to Detox
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Optimize Your Body’s Ability to Detox

We are exposed to chemicals and toxins from our environment now more than ever these days. Fortunately, our bodies have a natural detoxification system that has evolved to rid those toxins away. The problem arises when our body becomes so overloaded with these harmful chemicals that our detox organs, like the liver and kidneys, can’t...

How To Deal With Stress Amid The COVID Pandemic: Resources Included
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How To Deal With Stress Amid The COVID Pandemic: Resources Included

The past few months have been extremely challenging for many people and families. Not having regular interactions with friends or family could be taking a toll on your mental health. During this time, some people may find themselves experiencing higher levels of stress. This may be due to financial uncertainty, work/life imbalance, and/or 24/7 with...