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Daily Digestion: the challenges behind carbohydrates

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Digestion and Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates can be particularly pesky—and it’s their cumbersome nature that may be behind the increase in global obesity. Each of us carries at least one AMY1 gene, which allows us to digest foodstuffs high in starch (think carbs). The original school of thought preached that we each …

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Caffeine Health Benefits and Risks

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Here’s a nasty little secret you didn’t know about caffeine: If your adrenal glands–the part of your body that produces stress hormones like cortisol & adrenaline are on overdrive–you could be setting yourself up for hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic reactions (low/high blood sugar).

A brief explanation about caffeine metabolism:

Caffeine is metabolized in the …

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The Ultimate Four: Feed your Thin Bugs, Starve the Fat Producers

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Within each of us are trillions of microorganisms (bacteria), and they have our back (or rather our GI tracts!). However, the “thin bugs” that aid us in maintaining our waistlines can’t do it alone–they need our help. How can you support your microbial friends? By adding the ultimate four foods to your shopping list—they’re my …

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