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What To Do When Eating Feels Chaotic

What To Do When Eating Feels Chaotic

Life can feel unbearably overwhelming at times, don’t you agree? In the midst of feeling overwhelmed, taking care of yourself is often pushed aside. As nutrition counselors, we often hear our clients describe eating as chaotic - whether it’s about the food choices,...

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Introducing the Gut Microbiome

Introducing the Gut Microbiome

Have you heard of the microbiome? You may or may not know this but we have a whole world of living species growing and eating and dying inside of us – strange to think about, huh? Now, more than ever, we are learning about the billions and trillions of bacteria that...

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What Your Poop Says About Your Health

What Your Poop Says About Your Health

  Have you examined your poop today? I know this sounds like a silly question. But honestly, it’s important. Have you ever examined your pet’s poop? We can tell when our pet is sick, if his/her poops are sick. Well, the same is true for humans! In the movie The...

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Chewing Series Entry #4

Chewing Series Entry #4

  Something to Chew On. So, to recap what we’ve learned so far in this Chewing Series…we now know that chewing can help us lose weight, reduce stress, and improve bone health. All of these factors also contribute to this week’s topic: how proper chewing can...

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Chewing Series #3

Chewing Series #3

  Make no bones about it! Are you surprised that the act of chewing can have a significant effect on your bone health? Well, as you learned in the previous article of our chewing series, chewing helps relieve stress, and in doing so, indirectly affects bone...

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Chewing Series #2

Chewing Series #2

  Your Brain on Chewing. Many of our clients complain of stress, anxiety, and depression. As nutritionists specializing in digestive health, we ask ourselves: is helping our clients with these issues part of our scope of practice? And if so, where should we...

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Chewing Series #1

Chewing Series #1

  Chew Well, Eat Less! It is not uncommon to find ourselves racing through meals and scarfing down food on the go these days. As a result, it’s easy to forget a very simple yet crucial aspect of eating: CHEWING.  Remembering to thoroughly chew the food we...

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Can Food Poisoning Give you SIBO?

Can Food Poisoning Give you SIBO?

  Can Food Poisoning Give You SIBO? Yes. In fact, food poisoning and the resulting diarrhea or gastroenteritis is now considered to be one of the major reasons for developing SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), according to research done by Dr. Mark...

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When to Screen for Celiac Disease (CD)

When to Screen for Celiac Disease (CD)

  When should you screen for Celiac Disease? We were very fortunate to be able to attend the first Inaugural Symposium for Celiac Program on April 11th, 2015 in Norwood, MA. Here, practitioners from The Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and...

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Can Heart Disease be Linked to Gut Health?

Can Heart Disease be Linked to Gut Health?

  Is Your Heart Disease Related to the Health of Your Gut? There are over 400 cardiovascular risk factors and mediators and guess what?  Having a leaky gut (intestinal permeability) is one of them.  A leaky gut allows foreign microbes (essentially undigested...

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