Last week on the blog, we discussed how seasonal affective disorder (SAD) disrupts wholesome behaviors and overall happiness. SAD is a serious and diagnosable disorder, but is often confused with the common symptoms of the “winter blues.” Millions of Americans have trouble staying energized during the winter, but aren’t necessarily suffering from a serious condition such…
Welcome to our follow-up article on how to reverse Leaky Gut Syndrome.Leaky Gut Syndrome occurs when the intestinal wall becomes damaged, allowing toxins, bacteria, undigested food, and other harmful agents to penetrate the abdominal cavity. Research is increasingly linking this condition with other serious health issues, ranging from abdominal pain to depression, bi-polar disorder, anxiety, and other mental health issues. In this article, we will examine ways to repair the damage caused by Leaky Gut Syndrome so the GI tract functions more optimally, and the risk of long-term health issues is significantly reduced.
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition characterized by a damaged intestinal wall. As a result of this damage, the contents of the small intestine slowly leak into the abdominal cavity and circulate throughout the body. This can cause much larger health issues, because under digested food particles and bacteria can accumulate and disrupt normal, healthy body function. In the first installment of this 2-part series, learn more about Leaky Gut Syndrome and the 4 main activities that cause it.
Silky, sweet, and smooth, chocolate has been adored for more than 3,000 years by cultures from around the world. Though considered by many to be a delicious treat, new research suggests chocolate might be better categorized as a “super food” that is more similar to the blueberry than the cupcake. There are at least 7 reasons to smile about this delicious food, each of which stems from the fact that chocolate is produced from cacao, a special seed that contains powerful concentrations of polyphenols, flavonoids, and anti-bacterial properties.