gut health and digestive issues

Is it a Food Allergy, Intolerance,...

Do you ever experience stomach pain, bloating, gas or diarrhea after eating and wonder why? These are just a few of the symptoms that are related to a food allergy, intolerance or sensitivity.

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Prebiotics vs. Probiotics

Do you know the difference the one letter in these words make? Here is an insight into how this dynamic duo works in coordination to help keep your gut biome happy and your body healthy.

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4 Mindful Eating Tips

The internet abounds with lists of healthful foods to eat while sticking to a budget.

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8 Non-Organic Produce Items to Buy

Are you struggling to eat organic because the price tag leaves a big hole in your wallet? Fortunately, some fruits and vegetables contain less pesticide than others. Save your money next time you are out grocery shopping by going conventional on these 8 foods.

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5 Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips to...

Infertility is an issue affecting both men and women.

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Hard Facts About Nutrition for Men ...

Some of the best and simplest ways to stave off male reproductive dysfunction involve everyday diet and lifestyle habits.

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Five Fats for Thought

Did you know that nearly one in five Americans suffer from some sort of mental health illness (MHI)? .In fact, mental illness is the leading cause of disability and a cofactor to multiple chronic diseases worldwide. Therefore, it is no surprise that MHI is a hefty economic, social and health burden.    

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5 Sources for Protein with Less Env...

Meet your protein needs without negatively impacting the environment.

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Tips for safe neti pot use

Jamey Wallace, chief medical officer at Bastyr University, offered some ideas of what we can do to reduce our risk of contracting the bacteria when using neti pots.

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EEK-o Friendly Halloween Tips

At Bastyr we believe that a healthy planet and a healthy you are interdependent.

How to Avoid Feeling “Hangry”

How to avoid hanger and keep your stomach (and your mood!) happy!

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Eating for Two: the Top 5 Nutrients...

Do you wonder if you’re eating the right foods to grow your baby while you’re pregnant? Here are the top five nutrients that support a developing baby.

4 Ways to Reduce Inflammation with...

When inflammation is ongoing and becomes chronic, it can contribute to many health conditions such as diabetes and digestive pain.

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Natural Approaches to High Blood Pr...

Over one hundred million Americans are estimated to either be on a blood pressure medication or have blood pressures above 130/80 mmHg. There are many non-pharmaceutical lifestyle approaches – including diet, exercise, weight loss, stress-reduction techniques, herbs and supplements – that can be used to successfully prevent and treat high blood pressure.

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Breaking Down the Bubbly - Sparklin...

The “La Croix Craze” has taken the markets by storm and the choices for sparkling water are abundant, but is all water created equally?

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The ABCs of Skin Cancer: What to lo...

With summer around the corner, it's important to protect your skin and know your risk factors for skin cancer.

Beans: Myths and Facts

Are you on a budget? Are you looking for a simple way to add some more protein to your meals? Beans are a wonderful way to “beef up” your meals without breaking the bank!

3 Ways to Improve Gut Health with W...

Remember when your mother always told you to “trust your gut”? Turns out she was right! Good health starts in your gut.

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9 Tips to Fight Childhood Obesity

Currently, approximately one third of all children and teens in the United States can be classified as either overweight or obese. What can be done to lower this number?

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Extending the Life of Fresh Foods

Before you throw away that limp bunch of kale, consider that nearly 40% of all food produced in the U.S goes to waste every year.

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Debunking Three Myths about Soy

What's fact and what's fiction? Soybeans are nutrient powerhouses, yet conflicting results from research has created fear in the consumption of this wholesome food.

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Natural Ways to Treat Bladder Pain...

Natural Ways to Treat Bladder Pain Syndrome

Four Ways to Maximize Skin Health

Our skin is our largest organ and can contribute to multiple health concerns and woes. With these tips you can maximize your skin health and whole health!

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5 Ways to Get Better Quality Sleep...

Getting a good night’s sleep is a challenge for many. Poor sleep can wreak havoc on your energy and mood, and can increase the likelihood of developing hypertension and diabetes.[i]

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Meatless Mondays

Meatless Monday is an opportunity for us to recognize that our eating impacts the environment and our health.

5 Natural Ways to Manage Pain

When looking for ways to reduce your pain, there are more than options than you think.  How can complementary and alternative medicine help manage your pain?  

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Whole30 Diet - Short Term Reset or...

The Whole30 diet, a version of an elimination diet, has been gaining steam.

Top 5 Kitchen Medicines

Dr. Sheila Kingsbury discusses some of the common medicinal foods found in your kitchen!

Three Strategies for Packing Health...

Back to school tips for healthy lunches!