Immune Health

prebiotic-foods

Prebiotics and Prebiotic Foods

Prebiotic foods feed the good “bugs” in your digestive tract to help balance immunity, metabolism, and mood, heal leaky gut and maximize digestion.  One type of prebiotic is from resistant starch.  Dr. Christian’s article provides more information and tips about resistant starch.  Watch for and report any gas or bloating when eating these foods.   Green bananas …

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This Virus Became Very Personal for Me

The pandemic has impacted everyone in some way – lost jobs, homeschooling, social isolation, economic worries and health concerns. For me it’s been the health aspect. Several of my close friends work in hospitals here in Colorado and back home in Boston. Sadly, several of mine and my friends’ family members have been sick or …

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Pandemic Support for Kids

COVID-19 has drastically changed the daily routine for families.  With everyone at home and school now conducted online we understand all the challenges first hand.  Our recommendations aim to support parents and children during this unprecedented time.  Before all else, kids need LOVE and COMFORT.  They miss their friends, schools, and routines.  They feel your tension and hear …

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Immune Boosting Recipes

Immune Boosting Protocols for the Pandemic

These are unprecedented times. Anxiety, worry, and fear are natural responses to this situation. Also unique to this situation, compared to other crises, is that we’re all in it together all over the globe. Be Balanced Healing is here to support you. Please use this guide for tips, resources and nutrition suggestions to help protect and support you if you do get sick. As you’ve heard, the …

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travelers diarrhea

Did you come back from Spring Break with more than souvenirs and a tan?

Traveling to foreign places is fun, exciting and full of wonderful new cultural experiences.  Unfortunately, it can be easy to pack home unwanted virus, bacteria, or parasites that can wreak havoc on your digestive tract. Common symptoms* most often include: Diarrhea Nausea Abdominal Bloating & Cramps Malaise (weakness, illness or discomfort) Rash Fever These side …

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bone broth recipes

Bone Broth Recipes

Bone broths are loaded with collagen and gelatin, which are good for skin and joints and instrumental in healing the digestive lining.  It’s also loaded with anti-inflammatory amino acids, vitamins and minerals which makes it a healthful remedy for nearly every ailment. Try these simple bone broth recipes! Bone broth is more simple than you …

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seasonal allergies

Digestion Connection: Seasonal Allergies and Digestive Problems

I write about this topic every spring because I personally know that spring allergies are so annoying and debilitating. It’s finally warm and light past 7 pm. You go for a walk after work and it’s lovely. But then you start sneezing. Your nose is running and you have no tissues.  Farmer’s blow? Your sleeve? …

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Spring Allergies: 5 Supplements to Get Relief NOW

Do you or someone you love need allergy relief?   All the signs of spring are here: blooming flowers, grass is growing, longer days and… allergies.  Who’s feeling it? Sneezing, stuffy head, malaise, and itchy eyes – we all know the telltale signs of spring. What are allergies and why are you getting them?  Your …

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UPLIFT FEATURE: Rest & Restore with Zzzzs. The importance of Sleep.

Since March’s Uplift theme is rest and restore it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at your sleep habits. Many people overlook sleep as an important healing and detoxing tool. Sleep is essential for maintaining and repairing your body, maximizing your metabolism, balancing moods, clearing toxins from your brain, and even preventing illness. …

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