Author Archives: Lauren Kress


 
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Today we provide a basic explanation of how the human gut operates, and also look at how probiotics work and what some of the different strains do. Bacteria and other micro organisms are a necessity to life. In the human body, bacteria out number our cells by 10 to 1.


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If you’re anything like me you love the idea of new years resolutions, but struggle with the follow through.


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A scorching summer has arrived early for many of us. In preparation, learn about your skins natural protective measures and get seven strategies for managing exposure…


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In this article we will take a look at the metabolism of sugar in the body and how a high sugar diet increases our risk of chronic inflammation. We will also uncover simple, effective ways that you can beat your cravings and cut down on sugar


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In this article we will take a look at the metabolism of sugar in the body and how a high sugar diet increases our risk of chronic inflammation. We will also uncover simple, effective ways that you can beat your cravings and cut down on sugar


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Being curious about the world around us has been shown to have a number of benefits to our physical and mental health, our local communities and our global world. One that we found particularly interesting is that it reduces the risk of memory loss and dementia in old age. As we’ve already discussed, striving for meaning and purpose is an important and integral part of our health and has measurable benefits to our body’s biochemistry. Psychologist and author Brene Brown pulls these ideas together as follows:


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Our outside “shell” – including our skin, hair and nails, are all part of what we call the integumentary system. This crucial barrier protects us from all kinds of things in the outside world including pathogens, pollution, other poisonous substances and some forms of radiation.


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This is the forth article in a six part series “What you ought to know about your body” by Lauren Kress. Previous articles included an overview, understanding chronic inflammation and natural effective ways of dealing with stress. “Detoxification” programs aren’t exactly new. Perhaps  you’ve even undergone detoxification therapy yourself. There is a lot of hype around …


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Stress arises from a threat to our body’s stable internal frogzenenvironment – our homeostatic balance, whether real or imagined. Sometimes stress can be a good thing allowing us to get out of harms way and helping us to pay attention during situations where we need to perform well.


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The body uses the inflammatory response in an attempt to protect itself and remove threats such as harmful pathogens, damaged cells and toxins from our body. When acute, this involves a combination of external and internal defense mechanisms that produce signals of inflammation that we are all familiar with – swelling, redness, heat, joint and muscle pain, increased mucous secretion and/or a loss of function to an injured area.


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