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Why Does Every Nutrition Pro Tell Me To “Heal My Leaky Gut”

There’s A LOT of talk in the health world about gut health these days. You’ve probably even heard that the key to reversing a whole host of health issues, ranging from skin issues to serious autoimmune conditions, starts with healing your so-called leaky gut. Afterall, Hippocrates is famously credited with stating that “all disease begins in the gut”. Several factors are thought to disrupt the normal intestinal environment and contribute to a leaking gut. But what the heck is a “leaky gut” – and how do I know if mine is actually leaking? (Eww!) This refers to damage and/or thinning…

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Everything You Need to Know About Omega-3 Fats

There’s a lot of talk about healthy fats these days. People are including more fat in their diets and forgetting about the fat-free diet crazes of the past.    You’ve probably heard about omega fats in the mix, but what exactly are they?  What are Omega Fats? Do they all perform the same function in our bodies?  Omegas are a group of fatty acids known as Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9. They’re numerically named based on their chemical composition.    Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids (EFA’s). The body is capable of producing some fatty acids on its own, like Omega-9 – meaning…

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