How to Improve your Gut Flora or Microbiota

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How to Improve your Gut Flora or Microbiota   Encourage   Discourage   Eat plenty of fermented foods: Healthy choices include lassi, fermented grass-fed organic milk such as kefir, natto (fermented soy), kombucha, yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh and fermented vegetables. Antibiotics, unless absolutely necessary, and when you do, make sure to reseed your gut with fermented foods and/or a high-quality … Read More

The Truth about Body Acidity and Alkalinity

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The Truth about Body Acidity and Alkalinity The acidity and alkalinity of the body is mainly controlled by the kidneys and the lungs.   The acid/base status of the body based on food intake, exercise, medications and other causes that can perturb the body’s pH, which is very tightly regulated and slightly alkaline at about 7.4. What is pH? The  pH … Read More

Sparkling water – Good or Bad for you

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Sparkling Water: Good or Bad for You? Can sparkling water cause tooth decay and calcium loss in bones.   Absolutely not as noted by the following studies studies: In a 2006 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition noted that the intake of cola, but not of other carbonated beverages such as sparkling water, is associated with low bone … Read More

You can choose to wake up and live your best life

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Awareness and the choice to live your best life How awake are you? No, I’m not talking about how much energy you have today or if you slept well last night, although that might influence your state of alertness. What I am referring to is how aware you are of your surroundings, of yourself and others. Take a look around … Read More

7 Strategies for Warding off Depression in Retirement

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7 Strategies for Warding off Depression in Retirement We talk about the ‘darker side of retirement’.  This  can occur when you neglect to plan for our retirement lifestyle – all aspects of your life, not just the financial – resulting in a meaningless, socially isolated life which can spiral you into depression and early aging.  Research is finding that the … Read More