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What is the Gut-Brain Axis and How Does It Work?

What is the Gut-Brain Axis and How Does It Work?
Consider this: there is no shortage of idioms about gut feelings–butterflies, intuition, “trust your gut”, vibes, instinct. For an organ normally considered responsible solely for digestion, we certainly have a lot of phrases that make it sound as if the gut has a mind of its own. Well, it turns out that this isn’t coincidental. Your gut sort of does have a mind of its own. That’s your gut-brain axis. So, what is the gut-brain axis, exactly? Don’t worry, no graphing paper or calculator needed for this one. (But the answer is possibly no less complex or mind-blowing than high-level...

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Glyphosate in Foods: Which Are Most at Risk for Contamination?

Glyphosate in Foods: Which Are Most at Risk for Contamination?
Usually, a list of “tops” features good things. Unfortunately, that’s not the case here. That’s thanks to glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s most popular herbicide, Roundup. It’s not an overstatement to say glyphosate is literally everywhere: our soil, our water, our air, our food, and in our bodies. Even if you eat organic and all natural, the chances are still quite high that you’re consuming glyphosate, thanks to its ability to easily travel from neighboring farms and agricultural sites. Recent biomonitoring has detected glyphosate in up to 93% of the population. Why does glyphosate end up in our...

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Supporting Your Skin’s Microbiome: Self-Care On the Cellular Level

Supporting Your Skin’s Microbiome: Self-Care On the Cellular Level
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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Gluten, Glyphosate, and the Industrialization of Our Food System

Gluten, Glyphosate, and the Industrialization of Our Food System
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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