Our Gut Microbiome, Part II: Gut Bacteria in Balance

In our last blog post, we talked about the gut microbiome. We learned what it is, where it’s located, why it’s important, and (perhaps most interestingly) that the goal for overall health is a vast array of beneficial bacteria AND a small number of potentially harmful bacterial species that our bodies use for “training” purposes.…

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Our Gut Microbiome, Part I: More than a Few Pesky Bugs

The gurgle in the stomach, the sudden hot flash and wave of nausea… Not far behind is the clutching of your belly, the explosive feeling that sends you darting to the nearest bathroom, praying you make it in time. Maybe you picked up a few bacterial stowaways on vacation from that little bit of tap…

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Nutrition 101: Back to Basics

With all of this diet talk and attempting to keep up with the trends these days, I thought it would be an appropriate time to bring us back to basics. Think of this as “Nutrition 101.” This will likely be a refresher for many, but new information for others. I cannot tell you the number…

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Gluten-Free Eating Tips

Going gluten free can be quite the challenge, especially when you’re just getting started. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with celiac disease and gluten-free eating is a non-negotiable life change you must make. Or maybe your digestive symptoms indicate you’re dealing with NCGS. Either way, on the surface it seems simple: just avoid eating grains that contain gluten,…

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Digestive Difference Through Mindful Eating

Let’s not talk about the food we eat, but how we eat it. Ever heard of mindful eating? We’ll walk you through exactly how to do it. But first…why? The Elusive Happy Medium We know the food we put into our bodies is hugely important to our overall health, especially our digestion. Science is starting…

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Meditate To Regulate

Meditation is a concept that’s often talked about but, for many, difficult to do. There isn’t a hard and fast definition of what meditation is, and it can mean many things to many people, which is precisely why it can be a challenge. According to Yoga International, meditations is: “a precise technique for resting the…

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Can a Simple At-Home Garden Improve Your Health?

Having an at-home garden is a nutritionally and financially healthy way to improve your health, and it’s really easy to do! Gardening and the Gut-Brain Connection Growing your own food is fun and fulfilling, but it’s also been shown to improve a plethora of health conditions, in particular mental health. Gardening is a tool used…

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Boiled Eggs and Wine Diet?

Boiled Eggs and Wine Diet? Surely we know better now, don’t we? You’ve probably seen the boiled eggs and wine diet floating around social media. Rumor has it, this ran in a 1970s edition of a fashion magazine. We can just picture the carpool mom in bell-bottom jeans, cruising through the pick-up line at school in…

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How One Company is Fixing Digital Healthcare, Gut First

Vivante Health to Unveil GIThrive® at HLTH Conference Houston, TX, May 4, 2018 – Vivante Health will introduce GIThrive®, the first and only comprehensive solution to chronic digestive symptoms, a first step towards being a one-stop shop for condition management, at the 2018 HLTH Future of Healthcare conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 6 – 9. Combining the latest…

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