Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine stated that, “All disease begins in the gut”. While this may not be 100% true, good digestive health is essential for nutrient absorption, immune function, and chemical and hormone production. The gastrointestinal system, also referred to as the gastrointestinal tract, digestive system, digestive tract, or gut, is a group […]
The gut is the foundation of good health and home to trillions of bacteria. In fact, gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) represents almost 70% of the entire immune system. Keeping your gut healthy is a key factor for good immune health.
While some bacteria are associated with disease, others are extremely important for your health. According to […]
Cold and flu season is upon us, and even with our best efforts to prevent getting sick, symptoms can strike.
We’re all familiar with the feeling of being bedridden with an achy body, sore throat, congested lungs, and a runny nose, hoping for for a quick recovery – and herbs can help!
Medicinal herbs have been used […]
In recent times, the word “health” has become a main topic of conversation. Whether you’re looking to support your cardiovascular and eye health, or you’re just looking to maintain your health day to day, you have most likely heard of omega-3 fatty acids.
It’s true what they say, omega-3s may help benefit your health in several […]
In this new normal that we are navigating, going back to school and work might look a little different this year and healthy routines are more important than ever. Good habits go a long way toward giving you and your kids a great head start. A healthy diet, adequate sleep, exercise and stress relieving activities […]
Notebook? Check! New lunch bag? Yep. Probiotics, prebiotics and fish oil?? Triple check!
Helping your child develop a healthy immune system is so important because it will help them develop resilience, meaning that if they do get sick, the duration of their sickness will be reduced. Resilience also refers to the ability to bounce back after […]
Did you know optimal digestive health can support optimal immune health?
Optimal digestion is important to ensure we are breaking down and utilizing our nutrients properly but the digestive tract also plays a crucial role in immunity. While lifestyle factors are important, the health of our immune system could also be based on the health of […]
We’re in the awkward lingering month of winter and looking so forward to warmer temperatures. We have been stuck indoors with germs, stress and lack of Vitamin D. All of these things can compromise our immune systems. Fresh fruits and veggies, whole foods, adequate sleep and exercise are a great way to support your health […]
In an ideal world (and on social media) we picture the youth of today eating healthy animal-shaped, rainbow-themed school lunches and snacks – freshly picked from their community gardens. But the reality is that kids are faced with some pretty big nutritional obstacles.
It’s hard enough to have kids eat their veggies, but today’s families are […]
As summer comes to an end, kids across the country are loading up their backpacks with fresh supplies and heading back to school—but new notebooks and No. 2 pencils aren’t the only things they need for a successful school year. Good nutritional habits go a long way toward giving kids a healthy head start! Fresh […]