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Can Your Gut Health Influence Brain Function?

Written by: Kevin Cann In my last article I wrote about a study showing how our gut microbiome can play a critical role in our development of a neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s disease. Interestingly enough the importance of our gut microbiome does not stop there. If alterations in our gut microbiome can cause Parkinson’s… Continue Reading

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Can grazing animals save the world?

We all know we feel better eating local, in-season, traditional foods, but what about the environmental impact of such a diet? Your friends and family might quote The China Study or Forks Over Knives when you mention your traditional diet rich in grass-fed animal protein. Questions of land degradation, climate change, methane emissions, and water… Continue Reading

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Have We Been Wrong About Stress

Written by: Kevin Cann I have written quite extensively about stress on this site in the past. I emphasized over and over just how important managing our stress is to our overall health. Stress in the literature has been linked to almost every disease imaginable as well as weight gain. I wrote about how stress… Continue Reading

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Hypertension: Your Microbiome May Be At Fault

Written By: Kevin Cann According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about 70 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure. This is a blood pressure of 140/90mmHG or higher. This correlates to about 29% of the population. So roughly 1 out of every 3 Americans suffers from high blood pressure. The CDC also estimates… Continue Reading

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Why You Need to Meditate

Written by: Kevin Cann Most of the readers of this site know the importance of managing their stress. There have been numerous articles written about the dangers associated with a chronic stress response. Chronic stress has been shown to increase weight, heart disease risk, cancer risk, increased risk of mental illness, and a lower overall… Continue Reading