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Uncovering the Mystery of Chronic Pain

By Craig Cox
Nervous-system cells, called glia, may play a role in the chronic pain that affects more than 1 billion people around the globe.
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What Is a Food Allergy?

By Mo Perry
Although the term "food allergy" is used widely, it refers to a food exposure that triggers an immediate, marked immune response — often involving IgE antibodies.
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Do Environmental Toxins Play a Role in Food Reactivity?

By Mo Perry
Glyphosate, which is used in the herbicide Roundup, and mercury in fish can contribute to leaky gut.
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Confessions of an Imperfect Eater

By Jamie Martin
Experience Life editor in chief Jamie Martin on how to nurture our sometimes embattled relationship with food.
Pilar Gerasimo

How to Be Healthy in an Unhealthy World

With Pilar Gerasimo
Season 5, Episode 3   May 3, 2022

While many of us have the desire to be healthy, the unfortunate reality is that our culture is not set up to make it easy — and often makes it really hard. That does not mean it’s impossible, just that it requires intentionality. Pilar Gerasimo, health journalist, author, and founding editor of Experience Life, shares why her work is centered around helping people become “healthy deviants,” including tips for breaking against the norms of society so you don’t break yourself.

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The Health Benefits of Butyrate

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that plays a surprisingly big role in overall health.
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Does Food Reactivity Increase the Risk of Disordered Eating?

By Mo Perry
It can, but working with a functional nutritionist can help.
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3 Unique Ways to Assess Your Heart Health

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
These simple-to-conduct assessments can provide valuable insights into the health of your heart — and guidance for your fitness regimen.
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What Are the Best Strategies for Coping With and Recovering From Food Reactivity?

By Mo Perry
If your symptoms are mild, you could start with an elimination diet. Otherwise, it's best to consult with a functional-medicine practitioner.
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Everything You Need to Know About Hydration

By Sarah Tuff
Hydration is so good for our health that it’s become a hot wellness trend. We weigh in on the hype and answer common questions about what to drink and when.
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Allergy, Sensitivity, or Intolerance? A Guide to Food-Reactivity Issues

By Mo Perry
Learn more about the difference between food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities, what might be behind their increasing prevalence, and what you can do about them.
Paul Kriegler

Everyday Habits for Building Immunity

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 1   April 19, 2022

The topic of immunity has gotten a lot of attention because of the pandemic, yet our immune systems always need support so we’re healthy and strong at the metabolic level and prepared to fight off germs, bacteria, and other potentially compromising invaders. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the lifestyle habits within our control that can build our immunity, including primary factors to be aware of and what might provide us with the greatest resilience.

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What Is the Skin Microbiome?

By Mo Perry
Turns out our skin has as many microbes as our gut. Here's why that matters for health.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
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The Problem With Antimicrobial Cleaning Products

By Mo Perry
Surface transmission of COVID is rare. But, many of us are still using antimicrobial products to clean surfaces — and killing good bugs in the process.
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Jane Knight’s Success Story

By Jane Knight
After years of near immobility, a woman gains independence — and much more — when she discovers recumbent cycling.
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Can Exercise Curb Cancer

By Craig Cox
A 12-week exercise regimen suppressed the growth of prostate-cancer cells, according to a recent study.
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The Health Benefits of Cycling

By Michael Dregni
Cycling enthusiasts and experts explains the many ways that hopping on a bike, whether indoors or out, can boost your overall health — and just maybe help build a better world.
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Why Some Germs Are Good for Immunity

By Mo Perry
Learn why a little exposure to germs and viruses is good for your health.
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How to Use a Neti Pot

By Terri Trespicio
Try this Ayurvedic practice to ease cold and allergy symptoms.
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