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What is the Difference Between Collagen and Bone Broth?

Over the last few years that has been a surge in the popularity of collagen and bone broths. Collagen is a protein in our bodies found in skin, bones, muscles, tendons, blood vessels and the GI system.  It is comprised of 19 amino acids, with especially high amounts of glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine. However, it […]

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The Gut-Brain Connection

Many studies have shown that there is communication between the gut and the brain, called the gut-brain axis.  The systems are bidirectional, meaning the gut influences the brain and the brain influences the gut.  One way the 2 systems communicate is via the vagus nerve, which connects the central nervous system and the enteric nervous […]

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Love Your Liver

The liver is involved in over 500 functions in the body, and it is critical for digestion, metabolism, immunity and nutrient storage. It acts our detoxification system by filtering toxins, medication, pesticides and thing that may be harmful to the body. Our health is dependent on how well the body removes harmful substances and waste. […]

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Should I Eat Gluten?

Gluten-free products are the rage, with countless boxes of goods filling the supermarkets.  But what is gluten and should you avoid it? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. People with celiac disease and gluten intolerance  should definitely avoid gluten. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition, which causes your body to attack its […]

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The Power of Selenium

Selenium is a mineral found in the soil and available in foods such as mushrooms, Brazil nuts, eggs, sunflower seeds, liver, fish, turkey, chia seeds, and chicken breast. The selenium content of different foods vary by the mineral content of the soil, and deficiencies can occur in soil devoid of nutrients. Selenium is a powerful […]

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