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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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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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