Appetite Hormones Many substances help control our appetite, but two hormones are recognized as having a major influence on regulating this process. They are ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin is called the “hunger hormone” because it stimulates appetite, increases food intake, and promotes fat storage. It is a gut-brain peptide thought to operate between the stomach…
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The feeling of stress is directly related to what is happening in your gut!
The gut microbiome is essential in keeping our bodies healthy and functioning correctly. While many things can alter the balance of this miniature ecosystem, researchers have found a concerning link between gut bacteria and antibiotics. Since antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria, the microbiome can be disrupted for up to 6 months after treatment. Of…
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You are what you eat, in a lot of ways. Food is fuel, and when our bodies are fueled in a way that serves them, good health is the result. This isn’t only true for our bodies, it’s also true for our minds. A solid, healthy diet has to potential to greatly affect your mental health.
You’ve heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but what about smooth, creamy, fiber-rich avocados? Not only are they the good fat, making them heart-healthy, they’re good for your gut too.