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How to Use Tea-Tree Oil

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
This antiseptic and antifungal essential oil has several applications. Discover a few ideas for your home and body.
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PUMPING IRONY: Robots to the Rescue?

By Craig Cox
The first comprehensive review of U.S. nursing homes in more than 35 years reveals an industry that has done little to improve resident care. And while policymakers talk about reform, everyone else seems to be talking about robots.
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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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PUMPING IRONY: In Need of a Boost

By Craig Cox
U.S. seniors have rolled up their sleeves for the initial rounds of COVID vaccines at a rate far above average, but as COVID-related deaths among vaccinated Americans continue to rise, public-health officials worry that too many have stopped short of the booster.
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Unlock Your Own Strength

By Callie Fredrickson
Five tips for how to tap into your physical and emotional strength — even amidst life's challenges — from Life Time member Julie Porras.
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Is Being Overhydrated Dangerous?

By Sarah Tuff
Although overhydration is rare, it can be as dangerous as dehydration.
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Is Food Reactivity On the Rise?

By Mo Perry
Yes. The most common allergenic foods are peanuts, milk, shellfish, tree nuts, eggs, finfish, wheat, soy, and sesame.
Dr. Mondo

An Honest Talk About Mental Health

With Dr. Mondo
Season 5, Episode 5   May 17, 2022

Anxiety, depression, limited self-beliefs, perpetual feeling states — we all experience mental-health struggles, and what we often don’t realize is the effect they can have on every area of our health and wellness. Dr. Mondo joins us for an honest talk about mental well-being, including the role trauma plays and the power that comes from healing.

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What Happens to Your Body When It’s Underhydrated

By Sarah Tuff
Slowed cell metabolism and kidney stones are just some of the potential effects of underhydration.
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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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What Are Common Triggers for Food Intolerances and Sensitivities?

By Mo Perry
Leaky gut syndrome frequently precedes food intolerances and food sensitivities. Here's why.
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7 Tips to Boost Your Butyrate

By Helen Martineau
If you're eager to increase your own butyrate levels, here are several ways to start
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Why Is it Important to Reintroduce Foods Over Time, When Possible?

By Mo Perry
Eating a wide variety of healthy foods is important for both physical and mental health, says our expert.
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PUMPING IRONY: Total Recall

By Craig Cox
The thousands of retirees lured back into the workforce by companies desperate for workers are experiencing the kind of job security they could only dream of in pre-pandemic times. They may also be accruing some surprising neurological benefits.
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What Is a Food Intolerance?

By Mo Perry
Unlike food allergies and food sensitivities, food intolerances do not involve the immune system. Here's why.
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What Is a Food Sensitivity?

By Mo Perry
Food sensitivities often cause delayed — not immediate — reactions such as joint pain, fatigue, and brain fog.
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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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How Butyrate Can Help Protect Against Leaky Gut

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate can help keep inflammation in check by strengthening our gut lining.
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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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