Monthly Archives: March 2010

Wed 3/31/10 on the Poop Scoop: The Gut/Brain Connection – Anxiety, Depression and Addiction

Depression, anxiety, addiction to drugs and alcohol—they may not seem like things you’d associate with good intestinal health, but the truth may surprise you. In fact, your brain and your gut are more closely connected than you might think, and scientists are just now beginning to understand how important a healthy gut is when it comes to better brain function.…

The Curb Appeal of Fiber

So you’re on a diet, but you can’t stop thinking about food. First you crave something sweet, then you crave something salty, then you crave carbs—any carbs. Take it from me, it’s hard not to think about food while you’re on a diet, but there IS a solution! One of the very best ways to keep away those pesky cravings…

Your Lipstick: Leaded or Unleaded?

Notable News – This story really shocked me, so listen up ladies! Even though your lips may be one of the last places you’d expect to find toxic metals, a new FDA study might have you thinking twice before you apply your favorite shade. Experts recently retested 20 different lipsticks first tested in 2007, and guess what they found? Even…

Rate Your Poop

Now I bet just the title of this post had you curious, didn’t it? That’s because poop is fascinating—take it from me! So before you start to chuckle about today’s Health Link, remember that investigating the look and consistency of your stool is one of the best ways to determine how healthy you are overall, so check out the Bristol…

Feeling Stuck?

‘Renew You’ Challenge – Ever just get weighed down by life and feel… well, stuck? Maybe you’re not feeling right physically, or maybe you’ve been out of sorts emotionally or spiritually, or you could just have an everyday case of brain fog. The truth is, there are a lot of ways to feel stuck, but one of the best ways…

More than 30% of Americans Are Obese

  Dieting, weight loss… they’re words nobody likes hearing, but in a country where 34% of our adults are obese, we really need to think about what we’re putting on our plates, don’t you think? Studies show that the obesity rate has been climbing for years, and we’re not just talking about being a few pounds overweight. ‘Obese’ means that…

What’s Your Gut Telling You?

‘Renew You’ Challenge – Admit it, at one time or another you’ve had a stomachache, a little extra gas or even diarrhea, and what did you do? You ignored it! And unfortunately, you’re not alone. Too often folks ignore what they think are minor digestive problems, or worse—we suppress them with temporary medications that only lessen the pain but don’t…

FDA has ‘Some Concern’ about BPA… Finally!

You know how I feel about toxins, right? Right. So when I heard that the FDA had finally updated its warning about one of the most harmful toxic chemicals out there today, I thought to myself, “It’s about time!” The folks at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been dragging their feet for some time now on the issue…