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Matthew Bednar PhD

Gut Check Your Heart Health

Gut Check Your Heart Health
I usually kick off the new year with a list of grandiose resolutions for improving myself. However, given the unique challenges of 2020 I have decided to forgo the list of resolutions this year and instead keep my focus on maintaining my family’s health.

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Matthew Bednar PhD

Your Immune System Supports You All Year, Treat it in Kind

Your Immune System Supports You All Year, Treat it in Kind
Every year I usually long for a little more summer when fall’s cool days take over and winter is sure to follow. But it is these seasonal changes that are good reminders to appreciate what has kept you healthy throughout the year, what has kept you afloat as cold and flu season approaches. Without question what I have learned to appreciate the most, season after season, is my immune system’s continuous support of my health. I think of it as my always-on life preserver. Unfortunately, that life-preserver can get damaged and result in health issues, both chronic and acute.

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Matthew Bednar PhD

Trust Your Gut, It's Your First Line of Defense

Trust Your Gut, It's Your First Line of Defense
Has anyone ever told you to just “trust your gut”? Of course they have, but did you know you really have no choice? Your gut, which extends all the way from your sinuses to your rectum, is the primary barrier between you and the outside world, protecting you from environmental toxins. Every day we rely on this barrier to keep us healthy. However, pesticides, pathogens, and other pollutants can damage tight junctions (the seals between your cells) in the gut lining.

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Guest Blog

Why We're Not Disinfecting Our Homes (even now!)

Why We're Not Disinfecting Our Homes (even now!)
This is a time we are collectively called to make wise choices to protect everyone’s health and wellbeing, and fortify our family’s immune systems against contagious disease. In times like these, it is critical to understand the facts that matter most.

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