Gut health and gut flora

Why YOU Need MCT Oil In Your Life

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have become increasingly popular as people are learning more about the health benefits of nutritional ketosis, which is achieved by replacing net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber) with high amounts of healthy fats and moderate amounts of high quality protein.Some of the health benefits of coconut oil relate to the MCTs...

How Cyclists Can Prevent Nausea

Eat SmartEating a small, easily digested meal 60 minutes before riding is recommended.Hydrate In AdvanceMake sure you’re well hydrated by drinking 5-10mls of fluid per kilo of bodyweight, two hours in advance.But Not Too MuchDrink when you’re thirsty, to maintain hydration, but avoid consuming too much liquid as it can make things worse.Dress SuitablyWear...

Alkalize Your Body With Roots – Top 8 Choices to Reduce Inflammation and Fight Disease

An alkaline environment in your body is important to fight against diseases, including arthritis, obesity and even cancer. And every system has its own ideal pH levels to function well, you can make your body slightly alkalized by taking alkaline diet to improve your overall health.As modern diet is filled with acidic foods that...

Prebiotics vs probiotics: how to include them in your diet

Last year I started experiencing the odd bout of anxiety. This was a particularly foreign feeling to me so I had a sense that something in my body wasn't quite right. Around the same time I observed both digestive issues (bloating, general discomfort) and brain fog/memory loss and was subsequently tested for a candida overgrowth. Testing positive I...

Are FODMAPs the Key to Healing IBS?

FODMAPs is an acronym for a collection of food molecules (mostly sugars) that are short-chained carbohydrates, both fermentable and poorly absorbed in the gut. If you haven’t heard the term “FODMAPs” thrown around at work or at the gym lately, you probably will soon enough.Essentially, FODMAPs stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols. These are specific...

Acupressure Points for Digestive Issues

Digestive issues can put your life on hold. From a stomach bug to an IBS flare-up, any stomach issue can cause major problems to a busy life. While medications are great for relief, acupressure is a fast way to relieve many stomach ailments. While you may need another person to press on certain points...

Do You Have a Stinking Gut?

"Gut" Feelings, Anyone? Hippocrates was once quoted for saying “all disease begins in the gut.” Time is proving Hippocrates to be a pretty smart guy, and science is even now linking poor gut health with a myriad of health problems.From eczema to poor immune health, it seems that our gut health influences much more than...

ABC Detox Drink: Why Apple, Beetroot and Carrot is a Great Combination

Lately, the trend of detoxificationhas become very popular amongst health enthusiasts. Starting your day with an invigorating detox drink not only makes you feel refreshed, but also keeps you energetic all day. The ABC detox drink is the perfect choice as it has multiple health benefits due to the three most important constituents in...

Resistant Starches – What They Are and Their Health Benefits

When you ask people whether or not they know soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, many may give this answers, ‘The former dissolves in water while the latter doesn’t.’ But when you ask them whether they have ever heard about resistant starch, some would stare blankly at you and others may simply tell you that...

Monday Solutions: How to Mellow Your Heartburn Pain

Heartburn is described as a burning sensation that can be felt in the chest specifically at the lower sternum. Such pain is caused by a reflux of digestive acid that shoots up and enters the lower esophagus thus resulting in a burning sensation and acute pain.This condition is also called as acid reflux, cardialgia,...
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