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Gluten-Free Recipes and Alternatives
Do you have a gluten sensitivity? If you suffer from bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, fatigue, cramping, skin rash, or nausea after eating gluten heavy foods, you might be the lucky owner of a gluten sensitive gut. The effects of untreated gluten intolerance can be stunted growth, anemia, and permanent damage to ...
Soaking up the sun: How exposure to UVB light modulates the gut microbiome
Dysbiotic changes in the composition of the gut microbiome form one of the factors implicated in the rise of chronic immune and inflammatory diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Among the environmental and lifestyle factors implicated is reduced exposure to sunlight, which adverse ...
The Relationship Between Our Microbiome And Heart Health
“All diseases begin in the gut.” – Hippocrates (460–370 BC) Hippocrates knew what he was talking about, even back then! More and more evidence shows that our intestinal microbiota plays a role in our lifelong health. Plus, our diet is a major factor in maintaining an optimal balance of gut microbiota.  The human gut ...
Stevia Metabolism and Its Impact
  As obesity and weight-related illnesses continue to prevail across the globe, sugar consumption and sugar alternatives have been utilized and scrutinized. Stevia, produced from plant leaves, is a popular natural sugar substitute. It aims to provide the sweet taste of sugar while keeping energy intake low.  However, c ...
Exploring the link between gut dysbiosis and the development of Alzheimer’s Disease
  Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is well known to occur in aging individuals. It is a neurodegenerative illness characterized by the loss of specific types of neurons and synapses, which are components of our nervous system. Alzheimer’s manifests as a progressive decline in cognitive functions and large-scale memory loss.  T ...
Aging strong with the Mediterranean Diet
  Aging is often accompanied by the slowing-down of several bodily functions, or the presence of inflammatory conditions, all of which contribute to what is referred to as “frailty.” Frailty, in medical terms, is considered highly prevalent in old age. It is characterized by disability and comorbidity. It may have a bi ...

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