The Magic of Intermittent Fasting

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

Intermittent fasting can promote diversity of gut bacteria, which can lead to positive brain/mood changes and better sugar balancing. But what exactly is intermittent fasting and how does it work to improve gut health? Yes, it is true. Similarly, to many “new ideas” in modern day, intermittent fasting is not new. What is new today being why people chose to do it. In fact, humans have intermittently fasted throughout our evolution. Whether it was because food was not available or as part of major a religious practice such as Islam, Christianity and Buddhism, intermittent fasting is as old as eating itself. And to go further...

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Indigestion

Posted on by Edison de Mello

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD   It’s that time of year again – the holiday “eating season.” And, while lots of people think the holidays are the most wonderful time of year, your gut may disagree. This time of the year people flood their system with rich, sugary foods – and that can lead to digestive issues, low immune function, and plenty of weight gain. In fact, Americans gain an average of 5 pounds between Thanksgiving and the New Year.   SO HOW DO YOU AVOID STRESSING YOUR GUT OUT OVER THE HOLIDAYS?   1 - START SMART Starting each...

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