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Matthew Bednar PhD

Why is Organic Better for You?

Why is Organic Better for You?
You might be anywhere on the organic-eating journey from “curious but yet to take the plunge” to “vigilantly searches for that USDA certified organic seal on each and every product”. But do you know why those chemical-free items are so much better for you?

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Matthew Bednar PhD

The Benefits of Fasting Could Be Vast and Lasting

The Benefits of Fasting Could Be Vast and Lasting
In addition to burning fat, fasting has been shown to promote an increase in your body’s stress resistance, increase longevity, and decrease incidence of diseases, including cancer and obesity. And that’s truly just the tip of the iceberg. The benefits of realigning with your body’s natural rhythms are far reaching.

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Matthew Bednar PhD

Why Maintaining Kidney Health is So Important for Your Pets

Why Maintaining Kidney Health is So Important for Your Pets
The most delicate parts of your pet’s kidneys are the Renal Proximal Tubules (RPTs). The RPT’s job of cleaning blood means it works to sort through smaller molecules in the blood, reabsorbing molecules that your pet needs while removing waste products from the body.

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Matthew Bednar PhD

Worried about Allergies? Look to the Microbiome

Worried about Allergies? Look to the Microbiome
Most of us know allergies all too well: runny noses, watery eyes, itchy hives. These are common results of what happens when our immune system senses a foreign substance. But did you know that your microbiome can decipher friend from foe? And luckily, your barrier systems (skin, nasal passages, gut lining) are teeming with microbiota.

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