Plagued with achy joints? Your remedy may be found on your plate… New research published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases journal discovered that those that eat a higher fiber diet are less likely to experience osteoarthritic knee pain. (1) The Framingham study spanned over 34 years and included just over 1,200 people with
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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 37 seconds In nature, certain fibers predominate in different seasons to deliver specific and timely health benefits. This winter, make sure you board the right fiber train to boost digestive function and support immunity. There is soluble fiber, which expands and becomes slimy in water, like oatmeal and psyllium.
While we all know that dietary fiber is good for heart health, new research is shedding new light on the benefits of fiber. First of all, let’s compare the amount of fiber we eat today to what the hunter-gatherers ate: (1) Hunter-gatherers – 100g of fiber per day Average American – 10-20g of dietary fiber
The Hygiene Hypothesis The hygiene hypothesis, or hormesis, is the idea that our immune system developed over millions of years from eating hard-to-digest foods, antinutrients, and naturally occurring food toxins that may irritate the intestinal lining. The irritation from antinutrients protecting the seed, nut, grain, bean, or fruit provide the gut stimulation. Gut stimulation leads to gut immunity, which makes up 70%
Prebiotic Foods for Healthy Digestion and a Healthy Microbiome I’m sure you know about probiotics. But do you know about the importance of prebiotic foods? Prebiotics are a class of food not broken down in the stomach or small intestine. Instead they find their way, undigested, into the colon, where they are gobbled up by trillions
Gluten-Free Diet: Fad or Fix? In recent years, the gluten-free diet has become incredibly fashionable. However, 98% of the population is NOT diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, or wheat allergy. For the majority of us, going gluten-free might actually do more harm than good! Before you go gluten-free, please read this article. Gluten + Wheat Build Immunity The Hygiene Hypothesis, or hormesis, is
Understanding Your Body According to Ayurveda, taking care of your digestion might just be the most important step you can take for your health. And not just your physical health, but your emotional and mental health, too! Strong evidence suggests psychological stress has a marked impact on gastrointestinal health and digestion. Stress is processed through the
Did you know that respiratory health starts in the gut? Read on to learn how that works and how you can troubleshoot any digestive issue from an Ayurvedic perspective. Ayurveda is famous for saying 85% of all disease starts from imbalances in digestion. This premise has been backed up by the discovery of the gut microbiome and the
Healthy Alternatives to Laxatives Do you know how your elimination is doing? A recent review of scientific literature looked at the state of modern digestion and elimination. Researchers found reports of sluggish elimination common, but inconsistent from country to country. Americans, in particular, seem unsure how to classify their bathroom habits, with survey results ranging
Boost Bifidobacteria + Change Your Life How well do you know your microbiome? The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Human Microbiome Project in 2007, with the aim of better understanding the roles microbes play in human health and longevity. Since the project launched, microbiome research has advanced quickly and thousands of studies
Want to know a yummy natural way to protect your lungs and gut? Interestingly, viruses only survive if they are able to break down the protective barrier that lines the respiratory and intestinal tracts. The inner skin (or epithelium) is a single-cell protective layer that needs to be perfectly balanced in order to effectively protect us from the woes and worries of the outside world.