benefits of turmeric you may not know about

benefits of turmeric you may not know about

When it comes to spices, many of us think of them as flavor enhancers in food. And while that's true, most spices contain a ton of health benefits. However, there's one spice that stands out in particular. And that's turmeric. 

Turmeric has been used in traditional Indian cooking for thousands of years and Ayurvedic medicine considers it to be not just food but medicine.  

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7 ibs triggers you need to know about

7 ibs triggers you need to know about

I've alluded to the fact that I have gut issues (surprise!), hence the inception of this blog. Working towards healing it is not a one time deal but rather a continual lifestyle and maintenance of a certain balance that allows me to essentially be pain free - more or less. 

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is coffee good for you?

is coffee good for you?

Oh coffee! Where do I even begin? When it comes to health and well being, coffee has been heavily disputed. You either love it or hate it. Think it's one of the best things for your health or believe it simply a drug. Well I personally I cannot imagine a day without it. Even during pregnancy I still drank a cup every morning but switched to half decaf. 

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9 ways to naturally boost serotonin

9 ways to naturally boost serotonin

If there is one neurotransmitter that continues to fascinate scientists and lay people alike, it's serotonin. While most people are familiar with serotonin in relation to mental health, not many understand the role serotonin plays in the gut as it relates to the brain as it relates to the gut...you get the idea. It's a symbiotic relationship and both the brain and gut rely on each other  in order to work optimally. 

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foods that improve mental clarity

foods that improve mental clarity

You know the feeling all too well. You wake up in the morning, eat a bowl of cereal, have a cup of coffee with sugar and cream and out the door you go. Mid-morning, you're starving and distracted, trying to get things done, but there's an underlying hum in your mind that keeps saying: "feed me, feed me"

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