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Can Exercise Build Brain “Muscle”?

By Michael Dregni
Yes, according to recent research — and it might also help reduce the neuroinflammation connected with Alzheimer's.
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Birdie Wermy’s Success Story

By Birdie Wermy
How a grueling relay started one Indigenous runner on a path toward a healthier, happier life.
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Coping With Ambiguous Loss

By Alexandra Smith, MA, LPCC
How do we find closure when we're not even sure the door has closed?
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A New Look at Chronic Lyme

By Pamela Weintraub
Many physicians who treat tick-borne diseases now combine conventional medicine with gentler integrative strategies — and more long-term patients are getting well.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Do Compression Garments Work?

By Nicole Radziszewski
Compression garments and devices manipulate your circulatory system to boost performance and recovery. Are they right for you?
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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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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.
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PUMPING IRONY: Typecast

By Craig Cox
Can certain personality traits protect us from cognitive dysfunction as we grow old? New research holds out some hope, but I have my doubts.
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