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Leaky Gut, what is it?

Have you heard the term “leaky gut” and wondered what it means? Leaky gut syndrome is at the root of many gut and health disorders. Your gastrointestinal tract is meant to digest food, break it down into its component parts, and absorb what is needed for nutrition while keeping out infectious organisms, such as harmful bacteria, parasites, and yeast. Sure, your gut needs a certain degree of “leakiness” to function properly. But the type of leakiness you’re thinking of is actually “porousness,” which is basically controlled leakiness. That is, porousness allows for the passing of small molecules (digested food components and minerals) through holes or transport channels in the cell wall of the enterocytes (the cells that line the intestines). Think of your healthy gut as a cheesecloth with really small holes that only allow nutrients to pass through. Continue reading “Leaky Gut, what is it?” »

Almond Ginger Monkey Smoothie

Spice up your morning with this banana-licious, time-saving smoothie, featuring digestion-supporting ginger, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid-rich hemp seeds, and almonds to give it a nutty-licious finish. Loaded with anti-inflammatory ingredients, protein, and fiber, this smoothie not only tastes good, it’s good for you! The frozen bananas make the smoothie extra creamy and delicious. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.

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