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What Can We Do About Our Fascia?

Posted On Jul 29, 2020

By guest author Ashley Black The good news is that restoring your fascia, or preventing your fascia from becoming “dysfunctional,” is easy and scientifically proven. In a 33 subject peer reviewed and published medical study, subjects were asked to use the FasciaBlaster tools and scrub their bodies like you would with a loofah. Simple enough…

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How Does Your Microbiome Contribute to Weight Gain?

Posted On Jul 21, 2020

By guest author Ashley Black So, now we know the microbiome is an integral part of digestion—so what? (If you missed part 1, read it here). What you want to know is why does it make us fat! Well, in the last phase of digestion, the health and balance of the microbiome cells exchange information…

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Is Your Microbiome Cycle Affecting Your Weight?

Posted On Jul 14, 2020

Fungi, hormones and fascia… OH MY! By guest author Ashley Black The short answer is YES! Your microbiome and your connective tissue (fascia) have everything to do with your weight. I have a lot to say about the microbiome and fascia, but for this blog I want to focus on two concepts: How the microbiome…

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More Than Immune Support: 7 Other Benefits of Vitamin C

Posted On Jul 07, 2020

Previously, we’ve gone into depth about the important role vitamin C plays in immune function. But there are many more benefits this essential vitamin has to offer. Here are seven other wonderful benefits of vitamin C. Helps protect against iron deficiency Iron is an essential nutrient that has a variety of functions in the body,…

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How Your Stress Response Works

Posted On Jun 29, 2020

Every stress you experience, whether it’s a sleepless night or an argument, triggers a dual chain reaction that prepares you to physically respond to the stressor. An initial alarm reaction happens before you’re even aware of it in which your brain and sympathetic nervous system directly stimulate your adrenal glands to produce epinephrine (adrenaline) to…

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Immune Boosting Recipes

Posted On Jun 23, 2020

Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes Health benefits These purple skinned starchy vegetables, also known as satsuma-imo, are similar to regular sweet potatoes and are high in antioxidants.1 Additionally, one Japanese sweet potatoe serving contains 202% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A and 30% of your vitamin C, both of which are crucial to your…

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Health Benefits of the Ashwagandha Herb

Posted On Jun 09, 2020

Adaptogens are herbs that improve a person’s ability to deal with stress. In times of increased stress, these herbs normalize the physiological process of the body and help the body adapt to changes.3 One such herb is withania somnifera, more commonly known as ashwagandha. It is an ancient herb1 that has been used in in…

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9 Signs You’re Under Too Much Stress

Posted On Jun 04, 2020

Stress has a tendency to build up in several different ways. Sometimes it’s through major life events, such as losing a job or a loved one. Other times it can be smaller daily stresses, like traffic or toxic coworkers that push us to the breaking point. That breaking point is where stress overload comes into…

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Is Stress Affecting Your Work Performance?

Posted On May 26, 2020

Do you find yourself suffering from workplace stress? Tight deadlines, long hours, and ever-growing demands are not uncommon in the contemporary work culture. It can be difficult to remain focused and able to meet new challenges when you feel constantly fatigued.1 Some stress can help us strive at work, acting as a motivator to meet…

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Psychological Stress: How Tension Affects the Mind

Posted On May 19, 2020

Stress is a type of psychological pain consisting of emotional strain or pressure. Stress can be caused by external pressures related to the environment as well as through internal perceptions that can lead to anxiety.1 While small amounts of good stress, referred to as eustress, can be beneficial or even healthy, excessive amounts of stress…

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