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No Quick Fixes: There is No Substitute for Clean Food

No Quick Fixes: There is No Substitute for Clean Food

Weight loss is a popular goal for Americans. In fact, almost 40% of Americans choose this goal as part of their New Years Resolutions. Regardless of what your resolution is, less than 10% actually achieve those goals. Oftentimes the failure to keep the resolutions is due to looking for the quick fix. Let me share a little bit about some popular dietary quick fixes. It’s been over 2 years since my youngest son was born. It seems just yesterday I…

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Chronic Inflammation: Where Does It Come From?

Chronic Inflammation: Where Does It Come From?

In my last post I shared the top 10 common signs of chronic inflammation. Let’s dive into where exactly that inflammation can come from. We’re familiar with sources of acute, or localized inflammation. They range from splinters and stepping on sharp rocks, to injuries and disease. Thankfully with those sources our bodies typically heal and everything goes back to normal. Yet there are times when the source of inflammation isn’t so easily remedied because we are constantly being exposed to…

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Chronic Inflammation: What Does It Look Like?

Chronic Inflammation: What Does It Look Like?

I recently wrote an article about what inflammation is. Yet many people are still unsure what chronic inflammation actually looks like, especially before we’re diagnosed with a serious ailment. Chronic inflammation will look different in each of us depending on multiple factors: our genetics, our environment, our stress load, and even the food that we eat. Depending on what your main stressor is will determine – more or less – what your chronic inflammation will look like. It’s the idea…

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Gut Health 101: The Gut-Brain Connection

Gut Health 101: The Gut-Brain Connection

Note: this edition of “Gut Health 101” is part 7 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 newer discovery of the microbiome: how the gut bacteria interact with and even influence…

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Gut Health 101: Support Your Gut and Naturally Detox

Gut Health 101: Support Your Gut and Naturally Detox

Note: this edition of “Gut Health 101” is part 7 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 popular fad that is actually already being done on a daily basis: detoxing. So…

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Inflammation: What Is It and How You Can Reduce It.

Inflammation: What Is It and How You Can Reduce It.

Why hello again! It’s been several months since I last made a post. It’s been quite an adventure over here in Southeast Wisconsin. I won’t bore you with all the details, but if you would like to know more, please SIGN UP to receive my newsletters and emails so you can stay in the loop with all my local and online offerings. While on sabbatical I chose to realign and refocus my intentions with Ballele Wellness. This is to better…

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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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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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Gut Health 101: How Your Gut Bacteria Protects Your Health

Gut Health 101: How Your Gut Bacteria Protects Your Health

Note: this edition of “Gut Health 101” is part 4 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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