Science-Based Briefs

The Impact of Exercise on the Gut Microbiome

While there are countless benefits of exercise, such as improvement in mood and sleep, lowering risk of chronic disease and maintaining healthy immunity, emerging research supports the benefit of regular exercise for regulating, enhancing and diversifying gut microbiota. Physical activity may...

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Feeding the Gut-Brain Connection

It’s no secret that a healthy diet is critical for physical well-being, but science has proven that what you eat can greatly impact mental health, as well. Beneath the walls of the digestive system, the gut and brain communicate via chemical and physical connections and the mere thought of...

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Demystifying the Ketogenic Diet

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2017 – 2018, more than 40% of adults in the US were obese. Heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer are linked to obesity, and these diseases are also some of the leading causes of preventable...

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Gut Health Defense During the Holidays

The holiday season, while full of fun and good cheer, can also serve up a bellyful of stress for those who struggle with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In order to support patients with IBS, it’s important to arm them with mindful gut health defense strategies so they can make the most of this joyous time of year.

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Using the Latest Technology to Monitor and Manage Blood Glucose

While there are countless advancements in science for diabetes these days, mobile health tools (mHealth) have become increasingly popular for their ability to transform the way people visualize their blood glucose (BG) levels in real time – and without finger sticks. Current data shows that...

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Family Meal Planning

Rethink Family Meals: Tips & Strategies from Jill Castle, MS, RDN As families across the country gear up for the busy back-to-school season and parents rearrange schedules to accommodate new routines, planning and preparing sit-down family meals can seem like a daunting task. It’s...

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Nutrition and Brain Health

In recent years, the impact of nutrition on brain health has been one of active and ongoing research and development. From brain development, cognition, aging and disease states, the foods and eating patterns of individuals play an important role in the vital actions of development, growth...

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