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Month: August 2017

Cleaning: Green, Simple, and Effective All-Purpose Cleaner

Cleaning: Green, Simple, and Effective All-Purpose Cleaner

When it comes to living a holistic, green life, one often forgotten part of that lifestyle is the products that you use in your home to keep it clean and sanitary. Our bodies are designed to interact with our environment through our various senses. You have your five major senses – sight, sound, scent, taste, and touch – yet depending on how you count them, humans can have up to 20 or more unique senses. Taking that into consideration, we…

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Gut Health 101: How Your Gut Influences Your Immune System

Gut Health 101: How Your Gut Influences Your Immune System

Note: this edition of “Gut Health 101” is part 6 of an 8-part series on the microbiome. For many of us when we hear the term “gut health” we simply think about digestion. Thankfully, gut health is much more than just breaking down the food and drink that you consume. This next section of my Gut Health 101 series on the microbiome will dive into a really neat function of your gut microbiota: vitamin and hormone synthesis. So far we’ve…

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Chemical: The New 4-Letter Word. What We Should Say Instead

Chemical: The New 4-Letter Word. What We Should Say Instead

For those of you who don’t know me, I have a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and molecular biology with an emphasis on infectious disease. I spent over 10 years doing hands-on research in the fields of immunology, microbiology, gastroenterology, and even did work on the microbiome. During this time and in the years after I left lab life behind I have systematically reduced the use of conventional cleaning and beauty products in order to reduce my exposure to toxic chemicals….

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Gut Health 101: Introduction to Short Chain Fatty Acids

Gut Health 101: Introduction to Short Chain Fatty Acids

Note: this edition of “Gut Health 101” is part 5 of an 8-part series on the microbiome. For many of us when we hear the term “gut health” we simply think about digestion. Thankfully, gut health is much more than just breaking down the food and drink that you consume. This next section of my Gut Health 101 series on the microbiome will dive into a really neat function of your gut microbiota: vitamin and hormone synthesis. So far we’ve…

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