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Featured, Inflammation, Nutrition, Wellness,

Is Your Gut Healthy? Find out with Viome

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What exactly is “gut microbiome testing”? Whenever you feel alone, realize that you are anything but, because you have literal billions of little critters living in your intestines. While your first response might be terror or disbelief, these little guys are far too small to see or feel. Beyond that, gut microflora play an important role in the development or prevention of a lot of bodily processes, such as: Metabolic function Brain function Development or prevention of coronary artery disease Potential role in autism Immune health Gastrointestinal illness, like irritable bowel syndrome Mental illness, such as anxiety and depression Potentially

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Featured, Lifestyle, Wellness,

12 Tips to Improving Your Sleep: The Ultimate Sleep Guide

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“I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” How many times have you heard someone say that? It makes it sound like sleep is just an option we choose from the menu and not a hardcore necessity of life. So which is it? Something that’s nice to have a lot of, but getting by on the bare minimum is a-ok? Or should we learn how to sleep faster? Or do we absolutely NEED full nights of quality sleep? Let’s take a look shall we? So, in this article, we’ll explore: · Importance of sleep (hint: we talk about REM & non-REM) · What

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Nutrition,

How Many Calories in a Banana? The Amount & Type of Carbs in a Banana

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Bananas are among the most popular and enjoyed fruits across the world. In fact, they are a staple in some countries. They contain a lot of nutrients and carbohydrates, which is one of the reasons they are very popular among athletes. But perhaps you want to include bananas in your diet, but you’re not so sure about the number of calories in a banana. In this post, you’ll get to learn about the type and amount of carbs in a banana, the health benefits of bananas as well as how to incorporate them into your diets. How many carbs in

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Skin Care,

7 Tips to Shrink Pores Naturally

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Large pores on the skin can make your skin look unhealthy and tired. You sometimes wish to make them disappear or shrink pores down naturally. While the pores might look disturbing on the face, they have an essential function to perform. These pores are openings through which the oil produced by sebum glands travel to the top of the skin. The oil is necessary as it forms a protective barrier and keeps the skin supple and moisturized. Enlarged pores, however, can be unattractive. You cannot completely get rid of them but you can at least shrink pore sizes to make

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Exercise, Nutrition, Products,

What is the Best Protein Powder For Lactose Intolerant People

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Did you know that close to 75% of the population in the world may be lactose intolerant? This is due to the fact that as we grow older enzymes meant to break down lactose start depleting. A joke is always made that, instead of calling the majority number of people lactose intolerant people, we should refer to the minors as lactose persistent. Whey protein powder is what most people are familiar with because it is the most common protein powder. It is mostly used by athletes, bodybuilders, and weight watchers. Unfortunately for a lactose intolerant person whey is a big

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Exercise, Nutrition,

5 Fattiest Foods for a Ketogenic Diet

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Due to the improper demonization of dietary fat as a primary cause for many diseases, our world has been fallen subject to the low-fat diet craze.  Now we are slowly but surely realizing that dietary fat has been falsely accused and actually plays a crucial role in the health of the human body.  It is important to note that not all dietary fat is created equally.  Here is your list of the top 5 fattiest foods with the most health benefits for a ketogentic diet. 1. Nuts Nuts are a great source of healthy fat.  Typically, a serving of nuts

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Nutrition, Products, Wellness,

The Surprising Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Vinegar is no novel ingredient to humans.  Despite it being a common product used for cooking or various other purposes around the house, vinegar has long been touted as a natural remedy for many different conditions.  This has led to a drastic increase in the use of products like Apple cider vinegar.  Apple cider vinegar is becoming very popular in the health and nutrition industry due to some of the research coming out demonstrating its various health benefits.  Here I will touch on a few of the ways that apple cider vinegar can improve your overall health. Lower Blood Glucose

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Lifestyle, Products, Wellness,

5 Amazing Health Benefits to a Standing Desk

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In the day and age of biohacking, anything that can optimize human health and performance is considered a must.  This is why standing desk are becoming so popular.  Standing desks are desks that allow an individual to stand while working without having to set up a crate or a stack of books to bring things to their level.  If you have a job that requires you to work at a desk all day then it is likely that you are constantly sitting and not moving your body very much.  This can be a recipe for disaster.  For this reason, standing

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Lifestyle, Products, Wellness,

What I got out of Tim Terriss’s book Tools of Titans

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I am not a self-made man. Arnold Schwarzenegger These are the first words from Tim Ferriss in his new book Tools of Titans. Tim Ferriss is a very successful author, entrepreneur, and public speaker. Despite his incredible success, Tim will often credit his abilities to succeed to the individuals who he has had the opportunity to learn from over the course of his lifetime. Tim has a very successful podcast The Time Ferriss Show, which consists of him conducting interviews with some of the most inspiring individuals in many different areas of interest. Tools of Titans is essentially the notes and

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Brain, Nootropics, Nutrition, Superfoods,

2018 Nootropics Guide for Better Mental Focus and Concentration

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Better focus, improved memory, mood enhancement, and stress management, all benefits of a group of neuroenhancers termed “Nootropics”.  This guide on nootropics will help you understand more about this type of supplement that helps enhance mental focus and concentration.  The development of nootropics began in the 60’s to combat motion sickness.  As the 70’s rolled around, drug development continued, focused on memory enhancement.  As the decades advanced, more and more studies went into more and more nootropics, to end up where we are today. So, where are we today?  To answer that we have to first look at what’s considered