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High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

You hear the advice on a regular basis: “Eat more fiber.” Food labels are plastered with “high fiber” and “good source of fiber” everywhere you look. You probably know that fiber “helps you poop” when your bowels are sluggish, and you might have even heard that fiber is good for your heart—but did you know that a high fiber diet…

Diet & Sleep Habits Linked to Inflammation – 4 Important Diet Tips

Clinical studies continue to link chronic, low-grade inflammation—also known as silent inflammation—with a growing number of health conditions and diseases. Because it can be present without being felt, this type of inflammation is particularly dangerous and can be harmful to the body over time. Recently, a team of scientists from Texas A&M University found a link between our internal “body…

Why You MUST Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

One thing is for sure—I will never tire of touting the benefits of a diet high in fruits and vegetables, particularly low-sugar fruits and non-starchy vegetables. These are among the healthiest foods on the planet. Two recent studies really hit home why we all must increase the amount of fruits and veggies in our diets. The first study, published in…

Heart Disease Risk Factors in Children

One of the most devastating results of the Standard American Diet (SAD)—and there are many to choose from—is the epidemic of childhood obesity. Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. About 17 percent of children and adolescents aged 2–19 years are obese. That’s far too many. Of those children who are severely obese, two-thirds were found…

Dirty Dozen Plus from Environmental Working Group

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right!  Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  The Environmental Working Group is at it again. This group is at…

High Fiber Diet Reduces Risk of Death

One of the best ways to know a food, supplement, or even a drug, for that matter, is effective is to measure its ability to reduce the risk of death in the long run. After all, we strive to maintain our health so that we may live long, full lives, right? Well, a recent study published in the American Journal…

Gut Organisms: More in Control than You Think

  The gut is home to over 100 trillion bacteria cells. That’s ten times the number of cells that make up your entire body. Collectively, your gut bacteria weigh about four pounds. That’s the weight of a brick. Although you might not think much about your gut bacteria, they have a profound effect on both your digestive health, and the…

Kids are Sweet Enough, Why Add Sugar?

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right!  Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!    The sugar habits in this country (and we’re not the only…

Fungicides in Orange Juice

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right!   Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  You may have heard about the recent discovery of a fungicide,…

Broccoli and Blueberries for Bowel Health

A recent study, published in the journal Nutrition, demonstrated the effect of broccoli and blueberries on bowel inflammation in an animal model of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).1 Researchers fed IBD mice either a control diet, or a diet with 10 percent broccoli or ten percent blueberries. Both the broccoli- and blueberry-fed mice exhibited similar changes in gut microbiota with one…