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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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3 Tips to Succeed in Your First 5K

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
Participating in a running event or race? Consider this expert advice as you begin your training.
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How to Get Your Kids in the Kitchen

By Jill Patton, FMCHC
It’s never too early — or too late — to introduce your kids to the life skills learned in the kitchen.
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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?
An illustration of a woman jogging with a heart logo on her tank top.

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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PUMPING IRONY: A Formula for Frailty

By Craig Cox
An outing with an elderly friend seems to corroborate recent research weighing the impact of social isolation on the physical fitness of seniors.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Hops Help Ease Insomnia?

By Henry Emmons, MD
This plant can ease anxiety and insomnia — especially sleeplessness related to nervous tension.
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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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BREAK IT DOWN: The Seated Twist

By Maggie Fazeli Fard
Twisting can help stretch muscles of the torso, restore spinal mobility, stimulate circulation, and support digestion.
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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.
The Draney family and their personal trainers at Life Time.

A Whole-Family Health Transformation: Meet the Draney’s

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
What started with a dad looking to address an injury has led to his wife and two kids also joining in on a journey to become their healthiest, happiest selves together.
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6 Night-Hiking Tips

By Sarah Tuff
Hiking after dark heightens the senses in wonderful ways. Learn about the thrills and the chills — plus the skills you need to undertake this adventure.
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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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