probiotics

Antidepressants Increase Risk Of Death… Luckily There Are Incredibly Powerful Alternatives That Work

No doubt antidepressants can be life saving to those in a major depressive episode, and I am absolutely not suggesting that those on an antidepressant should discontinue use. But I do think it’s important to highlight new information about how antidepressants are affecting the health of your entire body… not just brain function.   While antidepressant use can be supportive to healthy mood, they are also affecting everything from your circulatory system to your cancer risk. And… on top of that… there are incredibly powerful holistic ways to treat depression that are medically proven to work even BETTER than antidepressants …

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What You Eat Is Making Your Anxiety Worse

Today I wanted to share some foods that are medically proven to worsen anxiety, and some foods found to help lift anxiety.   Did you know treating anxiety actually adds years to your life span? More on that in a moment. But first, let’s not worsen or trigger your underlying anxiety with the wrong foods. Nutritional psychiatry is a real thing — using nutrition to treat mood disorders can transform your life and make huge shifts in your ability to function and even thrive, despite having a predisposition towards anxiety.   Two foods that might be worsening your anxiety:   …

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Improving Gut Flora = Huge Benefits In Autism

I’ve already written extensively about the power of the gut-mind axis and how probiotics have been able to dramatically support brain function, treating everything from mood disorders to cognition.   One study showed depression improved when participants received probiotic supplements for 30 days, and another study reported clinically significant improvement in mood when participants ate probiotic-containing yogurt for 3 weeks.   Yet another study showed that participants with chronic fatigue syndrome who consumed probiotics three times a day reported significantly less anxiety compared to those who did not.   Another study assessed cognitive performance, mood, memory, acute stress (both subjectively …

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Increase Bone Density, Drop Body Fat With Yogurt

  A new study, presented at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research’s Annual Meeting (September 18, 201) showed that all it takes is consuming yogurt to make an impact on bone density and body mass index.   The Study: Researchers looked at over 700 post-menopausal women who underwent bone density assessment at baseline and again 3 years later Food intake and physical activity were also assessed Yogurt consumption was categorized as never consumed, consumed less than once a day, or consumed once a day or more.   The Results: Patients who consume yogurt had greater bone density and …

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Your Gut And Brain Are Connected (Duh!)

Have irritable bowel syndrome or other symptoms of gastrointestinal distress?   Researchers are now figuring out what we’ve all known all along… …that not only is our brain health connected to our gut health, but our gut health is connected to our brain health!   You already know this… that your digestion and your thoughts and feelings are directly linked. You know that sudden feeling when you are scared and you become instantly nauseous? As a mom I got that feeling all the time when my kids were younger and I lost sight of them for a moment in a …

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Acupuncture Medically Proven To Help Constipation

Acupuncture has been proven to not only significantly help relieve constipation… …but it actually helps relieve chronic, severe constipation not responding to other treatments! On top of that, acupuncture was shown to have long term, persistent effects in helping to solve constipation. Woot!   Why aren’t we hearing about this (yet still seeing endless plugs for Metamucil and fiber bulking agents as well as new Rx drugs such as Linzess and Amitiza on TV?)   Because holistic remedies never get the same press that over-the-counter and prescription remedies do. But that’s what you have me for! I only share uplifting, …

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Ease Holiday Stress With This One Essential Supplement

As we previously talked about here, probiotics have been found to be so powerful in stabilizing the mind/gut axis that they are actually a treatment for depression. Add to that, a new study that shows taking probiotics for only one month reduces stress, decreases anxiety and even improves memory!     Researchers looked at the strain of Bifidobacterium longum and followed what effect this probiotic had when used as a “psychobiotic” — looking at mood, stress, and even cognitive performance. Turns out, not only does the gut play an essential role in your ability to absorb and utilize nutrients… …and …

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