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Our gastrointestinal tract is a sophisticated organ system in our body. While we know its primary role of digesting and breaking down food, this is just a small role. Our GI tract is a snapshot to the rest of the body. If digestive function is compromised, it compromises the entire body. We often look at the GI tract as having four core pillars. If one or all of them gets cracked, it throws off the rest of the body. This is why we should being with the gut as the starting place to achieving optimal health.

When are carbs a woman's best friend? Before a workout, and especially when paired with protein. Myths abound that eating before a workout "undoes" all the physical activity. In reality, eating on an empty stomach could lead to a breakdown of muscle tissue that negatively impacts metabolism.

Natural remedies and a natural way of life are still new concepts here in the United States. When natural alternatives to medication are mentioned, many still think of witch doctors and brush off the concept as taboo. Yet according to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of the population in some Asian and African countries depend on traditional herbal medicine for primary health care. For many countries, natural solutions are a way of life—and this idea is catching on in the U.S.

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