The Human Microbiome: Gut Flora and Your Health

Have you noticed the terms microbiome and gut flora around a lot lately?  This is an exciting topic because more and more scientific research is linking these little organisms to the some big health issues. We would like to answer these 4 questions for you…What is a microbiome?  How does the microbiome of the gut (aka gut flora) affect major health issues?  How do I tell if I have an unhealthy gut flora?  How do…

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5 Ways to Help You Stress Less and Sleep More- Starting Today!

Do you sleep soundly and wake up feeling recharged? On a typical day are you awake, alive, alert, enthusiastic? If I walked outside and asked 100 random people the answer would most likely be no. It would sound more like this:    “I’m tired and stressed all day, but at night I’m wide awake and never get a good sleep!” Here are some tips on what to do if this sounds more like…

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Healthy Weight Gain: 5 Quick Tips and 5 Healthy Recipes

When the obvious solution to “just eat more” isn’t working. The topic of losing weight has been a major issue for most people in our society.  What about gaining weight?  For those who are genetically thin or have an overachieving metabolism, it may be hard to move that scale in a positive direction.  Sometimes the obvious solution, to just eat more, doesn’t work. Here are 5 quick tips on gaining…

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Perfectly Interesting Health News – June Edition

Sit Back, Relax, and Get Ready to Get Informed Welcome to the June 2015 collection of Perfectly Interesting Health News! Each month we gather the most interesting health and wellness news, condense it, and share it with you!  We always include articles worth reading, petitions worth signing, books worth reading, documentaries and podcasts worth watching and of course delicious recipes worth eating.  This month’s edition includes updates on the war against GMOs,…

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Perfectly Interesting Health News – Get Ready for Summer – May 2015

Welcome to the May 2015 collection of Perfectly Interesting News! Each month we are going to gather the most interesting health and wellness articles, petitions worth signing, blogs, books, and podcasts worth checking out! This month’s edition includes updates on the war against GMOs , dental health info, all natural summer safety precautions, delicious recipes and more!  Enjoy! Articles Worth Reading Big in health news this month is the outpouring of…

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5 Fun Health & Fitness Challenges for the Office

How To Get Started Of course you can use these tips and challenge yourself, but competition with others can be a strong and fun way to stay motivated.  Ask a co-worker or workers to compete with of course get permission from your supervisor before making a game plan. The next thing you need to do is create chart or some way of keeping track of the challenges and contestants. We recommend a…

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Michala’s Spring Detox Journey – COMPLETE! (and Recipes)

Spring is finally here!!! Just in time for the end of my 21 Day Detox experience.  I lost a good amount of weight and feel “cleaner”, but most importantly I have learned a few new eye opening perspectives on food and health! #1. Count Chemicals Not Calories It’s amazing how we can eat any amount of a food that is clean (aka not processed and full of chemicals) and have…

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10 Healthy Activities for Fall

Fall is at its glorious peak here in the Northeast- the air is crisp, the leaves are brilliant, and the harvest is bountiful. With so much beauty and so many opportunities for fall fun, it’s easy to make the most of this season. I had the wonderful opportunity to spend this past weekend in one New England’s most quintessential fall towns: Woodstock, Vermont! We spent the weekend hiking Mt. Tom,…

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