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Everyone's Talking About MCT. Is It Worth The Hype?

Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) are fats that are mostly commonly extracted from coconut oil, as more than 50% of the fat in coconut comes from MCTs . MCTs are a fat source for people who cannot tolerate other types of fats. Due to their shorter length, MCTs are more easily digested than longer-chain fatty acids found in many other foods. These fats can easily be broken down into molecules called ketone bodies. Which are an incredible and efficient source of energy.  BENEFITS 1.Reduces Inflammation The body’s production of pro-inflammatory cytokines are reduced and anti-inflammatory cytokines are elevated by ingesting MCTs. 2.Good energy source In the liver, the fats are broken down to be either used as fuel or stored as...

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6 Signs of an Imbalanced Gut Microbiome

 The microbiome is the community of microorganisms (such as fungi, bacteria and viruses) that exists in a particular environment. In humans, the term is often used to describe the microorganisms that live in or on a particular part of the body, such as the skin or gastrointestinal tract. Your 'gut microbiome' is made up of the trillions of microorganisms and their genetic material that live in your intestinal tract. These microorganisms, mainly comprising bacteria, are involved in functions critical to your health and wellbeing. What are the 3 types of gut microbes? 1.Bacteriome  2.Mycobiome 3.Virome  These 3 together represent, respectively, the assemblages of bacteria, viruses and fungi, living in the human gut. You can test the strength of your...

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7 Ways to Naturally Detox Your Body

Detoxification -or detox -is a popular buzzword. It basically means following a specific diet or using special products that claim to rid your body of toxins, thereby improving health and promoting weight loss. We can all agree that diet and weight loss products are harmful on the body and that diet culture has a negative impact on our mental health. That’s why we avoid the supplement isle in Dischem in lieu of natural remedies that heal our bodies so that they can function optimally and allow toxins to be expelled in a slow and sustainable way. What harmful effects do chemical-filled diet pills can have on the body? Increased heart rate High blood pressure Agitation Diarrhea Sleeplessness Kidney problems Liver damage...

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15 Ways to Improve Bloating

1.BLOH-t  noun A swelling or feeling of fullness in the abdomen.  Bloating is usually the result of gas in the intestines and can be caused by many things, including overeating, lactose intolerance, and constipation. It might be as simple as eating too much too fast, or you could have a food intolerance or other condition that causes gas and digestive contents to build up. Bloating feels incredibly uncomfortable full and can be described as a feeling that there is a balloon in your belly. Often times, bloating will go away on its own.  If you’re part of the 30% of the global population that suffers from IBS and struggle with bloating, read on to find out what’s causing it, making...

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Why Psyllium Husk is Your Gut's Best Friend

Gut health is one of the latest and greatest trends to hit the health and wellness world. But, unlike many other trends, the science stacks up! Gut health should be a priority in everyone's life and it’s time to get on board if you haven’t already. haven’t already.  Adults need to eat around 30g of fiber per day, but most adults only get half that amount. Fiber isn’t just important for healthy bowel movements, it can also lower the risk of colon cancer, reduce cholesterol, and even help with weight loss. A major, fiber-rich plant and ingredient that is synonymous with gut health is Psyllium Husk. Let’s take a look at what it is, how it helps improve symptoms associated...

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