Stop Middle Age Weight Gain

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

These are my 8 Tips to help you stop menopause weight gain. Estrogen deficiency, the state we find ourselves in once we are in menopause, is associated with insulin resistance and mid center weight gain. Even without changing our exercise routine or diet, women face an increased risk of weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease, just by going through the normal stages of aging.  For us women, it can feel that we have lost all control of our bodies. It is my mission to inform all women on the tips and tricks so they can navigate the aging process in...

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Why Should You Be Taking Probiotics?

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

As more research is done about the gut-brain connection, and gut health becomes more and more of  a trending topic among health gurus and nutritionists, you may have heard about the benefits of “probiotics.” What are they, exactly, and how can they help you?   Probiotics help keep your body in balance. As you may have known, your gut environment, or microbiome, contains good bacteria along with bad bacteria. The good bacteria is what probiotics are, and they work to stop the bad bacteria from proliferating and causing infection.    How exactly do you get into contact with “bad bacteria?”...

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Top 5 Summer Supplements

Posted on by Luana Viana

We've selected 5 must have summer vitamins and supplements to help you stay healthy while keeping your hair, skin and your gut in tip-top condition.   1- ZINC Zinc helps keep your immune system strong and plays many roles in our bodies. Vital for proper healing process and collagen synthesis, the anti-inflammatory properties are useful against skin irritations. During the summer your skin suffers much more from the effects of sun exposure and your hair can dehydrate and break more easily than usual. POWER ZINC can reduce oxidative stress, helping eliminate some harmful effects of the sun on your body, while keeping...

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Food Freedom

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

  The ultimate goal when it comes to eating and your relationship with food is freedom. Having food freedom means knowing you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want, but nevertheless choosing to eat nutrient dense, wholesome foods that nourish your body and mind.  It means making informed choices based on direct information from your body about how food makes you feel physically, not just emotionally. I know that some people have been denying themselves foods for years and when they do “cheat,” it is often followed by guilt. When you have food freedom there is no cheating or...

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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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