How to Improve Gut Health

How to Improve Gut Health

Do you believe your overall health is based on your gut health? What about allergies, pain, and moods - are they related to gut health?

You probably guessed the answer is a resounding "yes!" The health of your gut affects everything else in your body.

 Your gut health is based on the integrity of its parts; and, also on the health of the friendly gut microbes that live there.

And, there are a lot of different ways to improve your gut health naturally. Let me give you some of my best tips for your overall gut health.

 And, I’ll throw in a delicious recipe too (of course!).

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Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

Why Your Waist Circumference Matters 100x More Than What You Weigh

It can be too easy to think (or worry) about your weight.

But you know what?  There is something else that may be more important when it comes to real health.  That is your waist circumference.

Ahh, just a minute!  It's not just about the “pinchable” fat under the skin (you know, that “muffin top”), it's about the internal fat around your abdominal organs that can be the real issue.

That internal fat (AKA “visceral fat”) is known to release a bunch of hormones and inflammatory compounds that can mess with your blood sugar, blood fats (i.e triglycerides), and blood pressure.

In today's post I'll describe how to measure your waist circumference and then give you a bunch of actionable tips to help you reduce it.  And (of course) there's a super-nutritious recipe at the end.

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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

If you've gained weight and/or feel cold and tired it may just be that you have a slow metabolism.

The next question of course is “why is my metabolism slow”?

Well, that's a great question!  Since your metabolism is how your body takes food and oxygen and uses it to fuel all of its biochemical reactions there are a lot of things that can slow it down.

In this post we'll talk about five common reasons your metabolism could be slow.

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5 Tips for Better Sleep

5 Tips for Better Sleep

Oh, that elusive sleep.  That time to relax and regenerate.  To heal and repair.

If you need that coffee or two (or three) every morning you may get some very useful tips in this post.

Sleep isn't just important for your mind and body to have energy and be alert.  Lack of sleep can contribute to serious health issues which you don't want.

So let me have your attention for this “tip-filled” post on the importance of sleep and how you can get your fair share.  I'll even throw in an amazing caffeine-free latte recipe for your afternoon “pick me up”.

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Coffee - Who can drink it and who should avoid it?

Coffee - Who can drink it and who should avoid it?

Coffee is healthy. Coffee is not healthy. Drink it. Avoid it. Why all the confusion?

If you want to know whether you should drink coffee or avoid it, today’s post is for you. Coffee affects different people differently. It has some health benefits, but there are people who should avoid it. Is this you? What should you consider before your next cuppa joe?

Not to mention, what’s my recommended recipe (and does it contain coffee, decaf, or tea?). Oh, the suspense!

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How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats

How to Make Blueberry Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are one of my favorite “go-to” breakfast recipes. It is so easy to make and the ingredients are high in fiber to allow for proper elimination of toxins and waste from the body.

In-fact, we should aim to consume 30-40g of fiber every. single. day.

A diet too low in fiber, insufficient in good bacteria and too high in processed foods is the major cause of most digestive problems. The colon requires bulk in order for it to move 2-3 times per day. (Yes, you should be pooping 2-3 times PER day!)

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