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Occasional stress is a common health concern around the world.  Not only is stress a negative for a person’s mental health, but it is also a significant contributing factor to many other conditions such as chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders, hormonal disorders, obesity, sleep...

Over the past decade, we have seen a migration to a “new” diet.  As if we didn’t have enough “diets” to choose from, i.e., paleo, vegan, vegetarian, Atkins, etc., plant-based can be a bit confusing to most.  This blog will take a closer look at...

You may be shocked to learn a connection between mental wellness (health) and your immune system.  The scientific term for this connection is psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), the study of the interactions between the brain and the immune system.  The central nervous system (CNS) and the immune...

Fiber 101 Most of us now understand that fiber should be an essential part of our everyday diet. However, most people don't know that there are two types of fiber: Soluble and Insoluble. They are both critical for health. What’s the difference? Simply put, soluble fiber...

How Does Stress Impact the Digestive System? First and foremost, it is essential to understand that the brain and your digestive system (gut) are in constant communication.  There are more nerves in your gut than in the entire spinal cord.[i]  When your body is stressed, it...

Regarding “Men’s Health,” two areas are at the top of the list: genitourinary (reproductive organs and urinary system) and cardiovascular health.  The genitourinary system receives a lot of press with the abundance of commercial advertisements around prostate health and ED (erectile dysfunction).  The primary genitourinary...

Necessity is the mother of invention (innovation), a commonly used proverb when someone comes up with a way to do things better or hasn't been done previously.  This proverb is not limited to ultra-technical fields and is now quite the driving force for innovation in...

When we think about body recovery, the first thing that comes to mind can be different for each of us.  For me, I think about recovering from a workout.  Others may think about recovery from a medical condition.  This blog will focus on two areas...

Menopause is the natural decline of female reproductive hormone production and the conclusion of a woman’s menstrual cycle. It usually begins sometime in the 40s or 50s. Common menopause symptoms include hot flashes, brain fog, vaginal dryness, chills, night sweats, weight gain, irregular periods, decreased...