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Paleo vs Keto: Similarities, Differences + Which Is Best For You

The Paleo diet and the Ketogenic diet have both gained extreme popularity in recent years for their acclaimed ability to promote weight loss, fat reduction, improved metabolism, and numerous other benefits. While there are a lot of overlapping similarities between the two, Paleo and Keto each have their own unique purpose that, at times, can

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10 Easy Ways to Get More Protein into Your (Kid’s) Diet

Every cell in your body needs protein Protein is a nutrient with a big to-do list. Repair tissue. Check. Make hormones. Check. Fight infection. Check. Create enzymes for digestion, clotting and energy production. Check-checkity-check. And that’s just the short list. The many functions of protein is uber-important in all humans and is especially critical in

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Hay Fever And Gut Health

What does gut health have to do with hay fever or seasonal allergies? Probably a good deal more than you might think. Allergies and hay fever are an inappropriate defensive response to pollen and other substances. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, “Besides being…

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Modern Agriculture And Its Effect On Gut Health

If you’ve done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they’re killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your body of helpful bacteria and other friendly microbes. This microbial community that

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13 Signs Of Hormone Imbalance That Most Women Ignore

Hormone imbalance is widespread in the female population: as many as 80% of women experience it during their lifetimes. But women mustn’t be blamed for ignoring the symptoms of hormone imbalance. They can be extremely confusing, even for medical doctors, and often creep up on a person so slowly that it’s difficult to discern if

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You Can Do It! Your Success Story Begins Here

One thing that stands in the way of success is the inability to believe in ourselves. We’ve touched on this in the attitude sections, but there’s more to it than just having a positive attitude. You must believe in yourself. “So how do I do THAT?” You might be asking me right about now. “I’m

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The Right Mental Attitude

You must develop the right mental attitude on your road to success. Without being overly simplistic, think of “The Little Train Who Could.” Instead of having an “I Can’t” attitude, replace it with an “I Can!” attitude. A positive outlook is necessary to see change coming, to be able to work with the change, and

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How To Move Past Fear

There are times when simply thinking positively won’t move you past your fear and anxiety. And there are times when simply struggling through is the only option. The Evangelical speaker Joyce Meyer says, “If you’re afraid to do it, just DO IT AFRAID.” No one will blame you for being fearful—but you may regret letting

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