Endometriosis and the Gut, A Powerful Connection

endometriosis

Endometriosis.  You’ve likely heard this term before, but do you know what it is?  Perhaps you know someone who has been afflicted by this painful disorder. Or maybe, you’re an endometriosis warrior yourself. The prevalence of endometriosis is estimated at 10% of reproductive women worldwide.  That’s 1 in 10 females between the ages of 12…

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FODMAPs Explained 

FODMAPs Explained

Most people do not have to follow the low FODMAP diet to have a good life. However, those who suffer from IBS may find this food plan the best way to manage the painful symptoms of the disease. 

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Best Time to Take Probiotics

Best time to take probiotics

When is the best time to take my probiotic? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Many probiotic products on the market today have guidelines on when it’s best to take them. Who doesn’t want to get the most out of their supplement? One of the best things about Flourish is the secret of the…

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Autoimmune Disease and the Gut

autoimmune disease

As we continue to grow in depth of knowledge about gut health, let’s further our investigation about the immune system as it relates to autoimmune disease.  We should begin with the definition of autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is when the body seemingly spontaneously recognizes the native cells of the body as foreign invaders. Because…

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Why Liquid Probiotics?

why liquid probiotics

Five Reasons to Love the Flexibility of Liquid Probiotics, and One Reason Not  One of the great things about Flourish probiotic is the all-natural liquid nature of the supplement. But why is liquid best? Here are five great reasons to love the liquid nature of our beloved Flourish, and to help us understand the reason…

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Gut-Brain Axis

Man with anxiety

The connection between the gut and the brain is a two-way street. This ‘street’ is referred to as the gut-brain axis. For every 1 message going from the brain to the gut, there are 9 going from the gut to the brain! Your gut and brain are connected through the central nervous system, immune system, and…

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Hummus Bowl with Chicken ‘Shawarma’ Recipe

hummus bowl

Hummus is a great way to add fiber in a flavorful way to dinner. Personalize your hummus bowl with your favorite toppings – the sky is the limit! Just imagine your favorite protein or grain, crunchy vegetables, briny olives, pickled onion, and salty cheese on a velvety bed of hummus. Use pita, naan, or even…

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Quick Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

These gut-friendly beauties add a nice, cool tang to any meal. Pickled onions ferment in a snap and can be ready for dinner tonight! Raw onions make a great prebiotic, and this has got to be the tastiest way to eat raw onion.  Ingredients:  1 medium red onion, thinly sliced  2 teaspoons maple syrup  ½ teaspoon…

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Hydration Motivation

Pouring water

The human body uses water for many processes to maintain homeostasis. It is also used in the body’s efforts to regulate body temperature, deliver nutrients, maintain electrolyte balance, and keep organs working correctly.  As we’ve learned before, one of the primary roles of the lining of the gut is to transport nutrients from the gut…

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