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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 carried 2 copies of the gene; …

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Detoxing: The new Code Word for Diet?

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The most long-standing media darling is the “diet”; defined colloquially as “a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.” From the fat-free crazes of the 90’s to the Atkin’s super sensation, ‘diets’ have been a household name forever. Now, the word “diet” seems to be mysteriously …

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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.  Nourishing the right kinds of microbes and creating more biodiversity in the gut is one of the best keys …

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