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When you think of a microbiome, you may automatically think of the one in your gut. And that’s with good reason. The importance of improving gut health–thanks in large part to the gut’s microbiome–is well known. And the more research emerges, the more we deepen our understanding of just how important a healthy gut microbiome is to our overall wellbeing. (Really, everything from immune function to mental health is connected to the gut!) Read our blog post to learn more about The Relationship Between Gut Health and Your Immune System. But did you know we all have another, equally important...
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Dr. John Gildea digs into the mechanisms at play behind gluten sensitivity Strictly speaking, gluten is not a “toxin”. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have the ability to cause damage. And while it may seem strange that gluten sensitivity has been suddenly on the rise for the last few decades, there is actually a lot of science behind one of modern man’s latest dietary faux pas. Let's dig deep with Dr. John Gildea, one of the founders of ION* Intelligence of Nature, and get A’s to some of the most pressing Q’s on gluten sensitivity, the food industry...
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Why Skin Health Matters If you think about the most amazing superhero suit you know of–chances are it's both powerful and protective. But did you know you're wearing a pretty incredible "suit" yourself? (It's your skin!) Your skin is your first line of defense from, well, everything. As your largest organ, your skin is responsible for keeping harmful toxins, microbes, and germs out of your system, while also guarding against UV rays, facilitating vitamin D production, regulating body temperature, and so much more. Not bad for a birthday suit. That's why your skin's health is integral to your overall health...
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It's another Sunday at the grocery store. As I stand behind a man who insists upon giving a solid squeeze to every single avocado in the pile, I try my best to muster serene acceptance, as I have been encouraged to do in my earnest (but questionably successful) attempts at mindful meditation. On the other side of the avocado section, a cheery mom sings the first verse of Puff the Magic Dragon to her cart-riding wild child, repeatedly. On the cracker aisle, I routinely scour for new gluten-free options. A gluten-free diet (no wheat, barley, or rye) lifted me out...