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Why Collagen?

With Anika Christ, RD
Season 7, Episode 7

Collagen is something of a buzzword in the nutrition world of late, yet this nutrient has always been important to our overall health. As our eating patterns have steered toward processed and convenience foods over the past 60 years, our dietary needs for collagen have increased — hence the growing interest in collagen supplementation. Anika Christ, RD, explains what collagen is, its role in our body, and its advantages for health. She also offers guidance around supplementation and supporting your body’s natural production of this nutrient.

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7 Tips to Build Your Gut Health and Enhance Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni

A healthy gut can enhance athletic performance. Here are three nutritional strategies to boost gut health.

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Can You Test For Celiac from the Comfort of Your Home?

By Craig Cox

Yes, but the results may not be conclusive. Learn more and determine if it’s right for you.

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What Is Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity?

By Mo Perry

Like celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity triggers a reaction from the immune system, which can range from mild to intense.

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What’s Behind the Rise of Celiac Disease?

By Mo Perry

Yes, there has been an increase in awareness and testing for celiac disease, but there is still a rise in its prevalence. To understand what is happening and why, read on.

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Here’s How to Soothe Your Gut on Race Day

By Michael Dregni

Experiencing gut issues such as cramping, bloating, or diarrhea on race day can significantly hinder an athlete’s performance. Here are some tips that can help.

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Are You Gluten-Intolerant? Here’s How to Find Out

By Mo Perry

The gold standard for identifying gluten sensitivity is an elimination diet. Here’s how to do one.

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How Your Gut Microbiome Can Affect Your Athletic Performance

By Michael Dregni

Research is beginning to shed light on the relationship between the gut microbiome and improved athletic performance. Discover how these two seemingly unrelated factors are connected.

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How to Use Nutrition to Relieve Acid Reflux

By Stephanie Soucheray

Try these foods and supplements to calm your reflux symptoms.

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What Is Inflammation?

With Gregory Plotnikoff, MD
Season 6, Episode 15

Inflammation is a natural bodily response that is essential in acute circumstances — we need it to happen we get a paper cut or if we’re fighting a head cold. Its harmful effects occur, however, when it becomes chronic and systemic. Functional-medicine practitioner Gregory Plotnikoff, MD, shares what to know about inflammation, including what causes it, how it impacts our health, ways we can test for it, and proactive steps we can take in our daily lives to tame it.

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The Trouble With Antacids

By Stephanie Soucheray

Discover how chronic use of this common over-the-counter medication can become problematic.

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How Do Eating Behaviors Trigger Acid Reflux?

By Stephanie Soucheray

Eating too quickly or while stressed can trigger gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. Here are several expert suggestions to tamp down the flames.

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How Can I Figure Out What Triggers My Acid Reflux?

By Stephanie Soucheray

Caffeine, alcohol, citrus, and fried foods might be to blame.

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How Chronic Inflammation Affects Your Health

By Mo Perry

Our bodies need inflammation to fight off infection, but too much of it for too long can spur a wide range of illnesses. Learning to manage it effectively is key.

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5 Ways to Manage Acid Reflux Without Medication

By Stephanie Soucheray

Acid reflux is unpleasant and all too common. Integrative nutritionists share how to manage acid reflux symptoms and rediscover the pleasure of eating.

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Can Antibiotics Affect Your Ability to Exercise?

By Craig Cox

Yes, according to recent research, and it all comes down to how antibiotics throw the microbiome out of balance. Learn why.

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Can Probiotics Help You Sleep Better?

By Mo Perry

Yes — because the gut is involved in nearly every aspect of our health.

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Demi Church’s Success Story

By Demi Church

A woman struggling with three autoimmune diseases discovers the healing power of food and lifestyle changes.

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Are We Half Human and Half Microbe?

By Courtney Helgoe

Many experts have noted that our bacterial cells outnumber our human ones by about 10:1, but according to recent research, it might be more like 1:1.

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What Chronic Conditions Might be Exacerbated by Food Reactivity?

By Mo Perry

Food sensitivities can make chronic conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, IBS, and ulcerative colitis worse.

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Can Food Reactivity Be Healed?

By Mo Perry

Many food sensitivities can resolve over time — as long as the gut has a chance to heal and foods are reintroduced slowly.

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