Animal vs. Plant Protein – What’s Better?

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Starting a conversation about protein sources between a vegan and a meat eater is a lot like discussing politics or religion with a stranger. More often than not, it’s not going to end peacefully. However, there are many myths and inaccurate claims made on both sides of the fence with regards to protein intake and the best sources, and it’s time to clear it up.

What Type of Parasites do You Have?

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Intestinal parasites are abnormal and unwanted inhabitants of the gastrointestinal system that have the potential to cause damage to their host. They consume nutrients from the foods we are eating and they puncture holes in the intestinal membrane. Humans can play host to more than a hundred different types of parasites.

How Gluten can Affect Your Brain, Gut, and Skin

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Most people associate gluten sensitivity issues with digestive problems such as Celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome. While gluten does have a very negative effect on the digestive system, it also inflames other regions of the body. The other regions that are often most effected are the brain, joints, and skin.

3 of The Biggest Paleo Diet Mistakes

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As a clinician and leading voice in the Paleo/Primal movement, I attract a lot of clients who have started following the Paleo/Primal nutrition plan. Most of these people have seen significant health benefits by following the traditional Paleo nutrition plan. However, many continue to struggle with chronic health issues including low energy, digestive issues and hormonal imbalances.

6 Things in Your Home That Are Unintentionally Making Your Family Sick

Home Toxic Load

Homes are meant to make a family feel safe, secure, and together. While many people take steps to ensure that their homes are clean and healthy places, there are several considerations you may be overlooking in your endeavors to keep your family healthy. Check out these six areas in your home that might accidentally be causing problems for your family.

Toxins You Touch Daily – Top 12

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We are surrounded by toxins. We get it. The thought of how many toxins we encounter every day almost makes us want to vomit (and in some cases, probably does). Although every toxin is something you want to avoid, in many cases, it is simply not possible. However, you can start to eliminate the more serious toxins you touch daily to significantly lighten your toxic load.

Systemic Enzymes

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The human body uses enzymes to carry out virtually every metabolic function. While supplemental enzymes play an important role in optimizing digestion, taking enzymes outside of meal times has a powerful effect on the body’s immune response. Using a wide array of different enzymes can provide a full-body anti-inflammatory effect that benefits several different systems in the body.