The Rebalancing Center Food and Nutrition Blog

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Household disenfectants promote obesity gut bacteria

New research shows those powerful and toxic household disinfectants do more than kill germs — they also kill off vital gut bacteria and shift your gut microbiome signature to promote obesity. Our gut microbiome consists of several pounds of gut bacteria and research...

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New food sensititivies? Look at loss of oral tolerance

If you have an autoimmune condition, you may be familiar with restricted diets such as the autoimmune protocol (AIP), GAPs, or FODMAPs. These diets can significantly reduce inflammation, help you determine food sensitivities, and address root causes of mysterious...

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Too much salt nukes your gut bacteria and inflames you

A high-salt diet has long been connected with cardiovascular disease. Too much sodium in the bloodstream causes fluid retention, which makes the heart work harder to move the extra volume of blood. This can stiffen blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure,...

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Diet soda raises risk of dementia and stroke

You’re supposed to ditch regular soda for diet soda because it’s better for you, right? Wrong — research shows people who drink diet soda daily are three times more likely to develop dementia or have a stroke compared to those who drink it less frequently. A 2017...

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Cholesterol, good fats, bad fats, and heart health

Conventional medicine is slowly admitting that instead of fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates are the biggest sources of high cholesterol. Excess sugars and carbs drive good cholesterol down and triglycerides up, leading to the small, dangerous particles that...

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NSAIDs — the dangers and the alternatives for pain

According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 50 million American adults have chronic pain or severe pain. The conventional medical model teaches us to reach first for medication to relieve pain, with ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory...

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Target gut microbiome for osteoarthritis and joint pain

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the number one cause of disability in the US, afflicting 31 million people. Until now, treatment strategies have been aimed at pain relief but not the inflammatory factors driving it. However, new research shows that...

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Antacid and antibiotics raise allergy risk in children

Addressing the root cause of your child’s acid reflux or frequent illnesses instead of a pharmaceutical quick fix could save you both bigger headaches down the road — a large study shows antacid and antibiotic use in early childhood significantly raises the risk of...

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Try new veggies and fruit to boost healthy gut bacteria

Want to improve your mood, health, and brain function? An ample and diverse supply of healthy gut bacteria has been shown to be essential, and that is best obtained through eating lots of different kinds of produce. Try going out of your comfort zone in the produce...

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Alkaline Diet – What Is It?

Alkaline Diet – What Is It? Health problems abound in this country and much of the information circulating in the public and internet surface around the topic of food. For those who found results to their health problems, they are quick to recommend a particular diet...

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Are All Vegetarian Diets Good?

Are All Vegetarian Diets Good? Vegetarian diets have received a lot of attention promoting its health benefits. However when it comes to scientific studies and health outcomes, the results have been mixed. Researchers felt that vegetarian foods types probably were not...

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Vitamin D – How Much Do I Need?

Vitamin D - How Much Do I Need? The topic of vitamin supplementation is an important one, and of all the essential vitamins, Vitamin D deserves attention. But first a little bit about Vitamin D.  Despite its name, Vitamin D is not a vitamin in the usual sense, but is...

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Food Choices – How Bad Is Too Bad?

I was recently asked by someone to rank the food choices -- salt, sugar, and fried foods – into which are most harmful to health. He was somewhat surprised by my answer. So I give the answer here along with a short explanation on each. Least Harmful: Salt. For...

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Kefir 101

You may have heard about kefir and even seen it in the supermarket, but what is this food and how can hit benefit you? You may be surprised to find how beneficial this fermented food isKefir is similar to yogurt…

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About Organic Foods

Organic foods are becoming more and more popular these days as people are increasingly becoming more health-conscious. After all, what could be safer and more natural than organic foods? Researchers say that organic foods are…

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Kids are picky eaters; there’s no getting around it. While it’s so tempting to go for an easy fix and just give them a bowl of Fruity Pebbles every morning, you have to realize that this is not healthy for your child…

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7 Health Benefits of Yogurt

If you love the flavor of yogurt, you’ll be happy to know that it also provides many health benefits for your body. Yogurt is a fermented food that’s made by combining milk with healthy bacteria. One of the greatest benefits of eating yogurt…

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How to Eat Healthy On a Budget

Many people have this misconception that healthy eating means having to spend a lot of money on fresh, nutritious foods. Totally not true! While the thought of preparing delicious, healthy meals on a limited…

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5 Ways to Use Kimchi

Kimchi to Koreans is like rice to Filipinos, pasta to Italians or potatoes to Americans. Kimchi is a fermented side dish (vegetables with different seasonings) that originated from Korea. It is a staple of their diet. With its interesting and…

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Restaurant Traps

One of the toughest parts about eating healthy is avoiding restaurant traps. Eating out is necessary for people who travel often or have an active social life that requires meeting for meals. And while eating at a restaurant can require careful planning…

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