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Why Are Fermented Foods So Good for Us? Plus: Recipes

By Kim Robson: Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and pickled veggies are some of the best ways to ingest natural probiotics. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in the digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and …

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Good Clean Dirt

By Kim Robson: We’ve written before about how dirt can make you happier, but for a number of reasons, dirt also makes you healthier. There’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to good, clean dirt. I love that phrase and use it often. It comes from Thomas Hardy’s …

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Is Your Thyroid Making You Sick?

By Kim Robson: The thyroid gland is located in the base of the neck, just below the Adam’s apple and above the collarbones. Small and butterfly-shaped, the thyroid gland plays an important role in the body, influencing the function of the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Thyroid hormones affect …

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Boost Your Immune System with a Healthy Gut

By Fredrica Syren: Last winter it seemed as if I was sick…a lot… and forever. Ok, so yes, I have three kids whom I sometimes lovingly nickname the germinators because — let’s face it — most kids bring germs home, especially kids in school. But I could tell I was …

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Probiotics and Prebiotics and Its Benefits For Your Health

By Kim Robson: What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in your digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and for actively synthesizing various nutrients such as vitamin K, pantothenic acid, …

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Naturally Boost Your Immune system

By Kim Robson: Most of the time, your immune system does an amazing job of protecting you from infectious microorganisms. While the idea of boosting immunity sounds good, actually doing so remains elusive. The immune system is just that — a system, and not a simple one. To function well, it …

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Dirt Makes You Happy

By Kim Robson: Those of us who cultivate a garden can attest to the peaceful feeling we get when tending to our plants. Avid gardeners will tell you that the physical act of gardening is a stress reducer and mood lifter. Their garden is their “happy place.” The fact is …

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Boost Your Child’s Immune System

By Dawna Matthews: It seems that my daughter got sick with a cold as soon as the school season started. Many parents feel that their kids have runny noses, colds or ear infections quite frequently and can’t seem to stay well for extended periods of time. Now that cold and …

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