IBS + Four Herbal Remedies

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a widespread digestive disorder. It causes abdominal pain, discomfort, and irregular bowel movements. Having IBS is a frustrating mess, and its no wonder it is one of the more common reasons that folks visit the doctor. Symptoms of IBS IBS is a chronic condition. The symptoms may come and go,Continue reading “IBS + Four Herbal Remedies”

Fiber, Microbes, and the Gut Clock

Fiber. My favorite F-word. Plant foods contain fiber, and are the only source of fiber in the diet. Among its many benefits to us, like increasing feelings of satiety after eating, improving bowel regularity, and aiding in blood sugar control, fiber is THE food for the helpful microbes in our digestive system. Our digestive systemContinue reading “Fiber, Microbes, and the Gut Clock”

Easy Recipe Alert: Farro Salad

Have you tried farro yet? Farro is fiber-rich complex carbohydrate — a whole grain with noteworthy mineral content (in particular, minerals magnesium, iron, zinc, each critical to emotional balance and strengthening the body’s anti-stress response), as well as a lovely dose of mood and energy-boosting B-vitamins. Nutrition facts aside, farro makes a delicious, satisfying centerContinue reading “Easy Recipe Alert: Farro Salad”

Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize

“The field had long been speculating on this Nobel Prize. This is great recognition for the field of circadian rhythms that are intimately linked to our health and disease, including diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease.” — Dr. Frank A.J.L. Scheer, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Medical Chronobiology ProgramContinue reading “Body Clock Researchers Win Nobel Prize”

How Fiber Alters Gut Immunity

Symbiosis: the interaction between two different organisms living in close, physical association and to the advantage of both. A healthy gut, in a person enjoying a balanced diet, is full of friendly bacteria living with its human in symbiosis. These bacteria live in one area — the large intestines — and take up camp closeContinue reading “How Fiber Alters Gut Immunity”