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insulin resistance and weight loss

Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss

As spring arrives and you look forward to shedding the sweaters of winter you may be considering a diet to help you shed some extra winter pounds.  If you’ve tried restrictive diets that “should” work but don’t then you are not alone. In fact, 95% of calorie-restrictive diets fail, even for the most diligent and …

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Prebiotics and Prebiotic Foods

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.   …

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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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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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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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Uplift Feature: Have Peaceful Holidays with Mindful Eating

Holidays got you feeling busy and stressed? Take it down a notch by finding some peace during meal time. Mindful eating optimizes digestion, reduces stress and tells your brain that you’re full. To prepare your body for digestion you must be in a relaxed state – in the “rest and digest” mode of your nervous …

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Digestion Connection: How Stress Affects Your Gut

Have you ever had a stomachache during a stressful time- or even just a busy day? What about constipation while traveling, maybe an early morning flight outside of your regular schedule? Or maybe it seems like your whole digestive tract speeds up when you’re anxious about something – a performance, public speaking, a new job? …

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