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Do You Have SIBO? This Little Talked About Condition Could Be Wreaking Havoc On Digestive System

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Millions of Americans suffer from IBS, but very few doctors talk about what could be the underlying cause. IBS is a symptom that can point to other potential problems in the body that need to be dealt with. In fact, IBS is so common that Chris Kresser, author of The Paleo Cure said it is [...]

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8 Simple Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

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Everybody wants a quick fix to make their lives better. It seems like everything that will make life better exists “out there.” I would be happier if people were nicer to each other, if my job wasn’t so stressful, if those stupid diets actually worked, if I had a better car, if I had the [...]

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Women, Food, and God

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It seems like people are awakening to the truth that the relationship between women and food is a pretty intense one. That’s why books and movies featuring the complexities of this issue are so appetizing. (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!) After all, what is it about food that makes us so compelled to overindulge? Why [...]

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Omega 3 vs Omega 6

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We have a love-hate relationship with oils: they make our food taste great, but with their high fat content, it is quite easy to pack on the pounds if we aren’t careful. Although there is lots of information on oils, a lot of it is quite confusing. This makes a simple task, like choosing a [...]

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Are You Listening To Your Body’s Wisdom?

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Good communication is the basis of a healthy relationship. But did you know that your relationship and communication with your body is important for your emotional wellbeing? Your body communicates all the time, not just about physical needs like thirst or sleep, but about your emotional state, or specifically, the impact of your emotional state [...]

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Managing Holiday Overwhelm

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If you’re feeling immense pressure and stress, rather than excitement, about the holiday season, you’re not alone. A clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School says that the holidays intensify all feelings, including “anxiety, depression, and family discord.” So, it makes sense that amongst the merriment, joy and family get-togethers, a lot of us [...]

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Emotions That Cause Weight Gain

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When people talk about the emotional causes of weight gain, they usually center on stress. And while that’s a big one, there are actually six major emotions that can trigger emotional eating and cause you to gain weight. The big surprise is that these emotions don’t have to be negative! Sometimes, positive emotions like happiness [...]

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10 Simple Self-Care Secrets for Slimming Down

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When “experts” lecture us on weight loss, it’s usually all about exercise, calories, and carbs. While that’s good information, I’d like to offer some other tips that don’t usually make the diet books, from one compulsive eater to another.  They will require some effort, but I have found them to be absolutely essential to proper [...]

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A 60-Second Way To Create Positive Change

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Have you ever felt paralyzed by the prospect of change? On an intellectual level, we all know that change is inevitable (in fact it’s constant) and that to get what we want out of life, some changes are necessary. But knowing it isn’t enough. There has to be a way to make change fun and [...]

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How To (Painlessly) Design A Morning Routine to Help You Lose Weight

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Imagine this…...by the time you shake off the morning cobwebs and head off to work that you’ve already completed 5-10 positive actions that move you towards your weight loss goal! What if all of these tasks were completed almost unconsciously? What if it was as simple and routine as fixing your morning coffee? THAT is [...]