- February 1st, 2014
Most people know that the dietary choices we make play a huge role in heart health. Eating the right foods can dilate your arteries, reduce inflammation, prevent clotting, and promote circulation. What is less well known is the role of fiber in heart health.The unsung hero in heart healthBy Steven Masley, MD, FAHA, FAAFP, FACN, CNS
- January 1st, 2014
Personal trainers often emphasize the importance of core strength, and they are right to do so. A strong core does more than give us six-pack abs—it knits our entire body into a strong, cohesive unit.Optimal digestion puts wellness firstBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- September 1st, 2013
If you or someone you love is plagued by chronic digestive distress, you know what it’s like to be held captive by your gut. You may feel increasingly frustrated and don’t know what to do next. You’ve probably seen several competent physicians who have given their best efforts to thoroughly diagnose and treat your condition.New insights into the connection between your gut and your mindBy Gregory A. Plotnikoff, MD, and Mark B. Weisberg, PhD
- July 1st, 2013
Stress lowers levels of an immune system component called an inflammasome that is necessary to maintain normal gut microbiota. Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered that probiotics reversed the effect in animal models.
- June 1st, 2013
Summer brings us sunshine, longer days, vacations, and delicious fruits—so many things to welcome with open arms that can provide better energy.The essential foods and supplementsBy Ashley Koff, RD
- May 1st, 2013
Let’s take a quick pop quiz: What do obesity, diabetes, depression, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome, dermatitis, diarrhea, allergic rhinitis, the common cold, acne, chronic fatigue syndrome, and food allergies have in common?
The battle for your stomachThe bacterial truth at the center of our quest for wellnessBy Adam Swenson
- March 1st, 2013
The gluten-free movement has gained ground quickly over the past few years, but this is more than a flash-in-the-pan fad dietary trend. For a large segment of the population, there are some very good reasons to go gluten-free that have nothing to do with trending popularity and everything to do with overall health.
What is gluten?Skip the Gluten and Prevent DiseaseBy Carla Spacher
- November 1st, 2012
At one point in the not-so-distant past, many of us were clueless when it came to the importance of fiber. Now, people are generally more privy to its true worth.Recent buzz tells us that fiber keeps us heart-healthy and (ahem), "regular," but just exactly why is fiber so critical?By Keri Glassman
- July 1st, 2012
Our bodies are full of bacteria. Before you shudder and reach for the hand sanitizer, you need to know that much of this bacteria is beneficial. We have over 1,000 strains of bacteria on our skin alone, and even more in our gastrointestinal system, called the gut flora.The basics of probioticsBy Shekhar Challa, MD
- May 1st, 2012
The body is an amazing thing; every system, organ, muscle, bone, and cell functions to sustain life. No one system is more valuable than the other; all need to function at ideal capacity for overall optimum health. If one system is compromised, others may begin to falter; it’s a chain reaction within your body. One of these vital components of the human body is the gut.The body's regulatorBy Brooke Holmgren