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Is your mouthwash undermining your gut health?

Our oral cavity is a gateway to our gut microbiome.

 

As I meditated on the fossil fuels in our self-care routines during June's Beauty Detox theme, I spent more time than I expected on mouthwash. Upon further investigation, I realized that our oral healthcare can undermine our gut health!

Aware that triclosan in toothpaste has antibacterial effects (and that we should avoid unnecessary antibacterial products), I had never thought much about mouthwash. I...

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Insights on eating for gut health by a vegetarian cardiologist

diet gut health Jul 17, 2019

A few years ago, I was searching for a physician who was informed about how nutrition can affect our health. This was surprisingly hard to find. Then a friend recommended her physician, Hooman Yaghoobzadeh, MD, who has also been distinguished by New York magazine as one of the best doctors in New York and by Castle Connolly as one of America's best doctors.

Knowing how confused most people are about how to eat, I sat down with Dr. Yaghoobzadeh to ask him about how he eats and why....

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Pink Salt: What You Should Know

diet gut health immunity salt Jul 09, 2019

Going into the heart of the mines (Mandra, Pakistan)

 

In our diets, salt can offer us minerals, taste, and help make nutrients more bioavailable. As salt lamps in our space, they are reported to detox air and contribute to relaxation. 

Since my podcast recording with Sandor Katz, author of the bestselling books The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation, I have become fascinated with salt. Sandor recommended using salt of all colors—grey, pink, black,...

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Are Probiotics Worth the Money? Sandor Katz, fermentation guru, comments

Updated July 9, 2019

 

Culturally raised to view bacteria as threatening, in recent years I've been learning about their invaluable benefits: They seem like the best way to nurture our gut health. And eating fermented foods is an easy way to nurture the healthy bacteria in your gut.

There's no better person to learn more about fermented foods than Sandor Katz, author of New York Times bestselling books on the topic. Below are some notes from my podcast recording with...

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Sole Water Recipe

by Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

An easy way to help boost your digestion, soothe your nervous system, improve hydration, and improve your skin, hair and nails may be to start your day with salt water. Yes, salt water. In fact, it's a thing. It's called sole (pronounced so-lay). You can read more about the reported health benefits and my personal experience with drinking it in my upcoming article on Well+Good. Below is the recipe.

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Unprocessed, mineral-rich salt, like ...
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Health Benefits of Lemongrass Tea

 

Last year, a friend of mine made the most memorable tea, made from simply simmering fresh cut lemongrass (from our garden) and some stevia leaves (also from our garden). It was so delightful that I thought about it all year, eager to make more this summer. Finally, I made my own, and, wow! I was impressed by how easy it was to make, delighted by how delicious it is, and really curious about why my body seemed to feel so good from drinking it.

Turns out, lemongrass—full of...

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Detox Your EMFs: Simple Detox Tips to Cleanse Your Body

 

Detoxing from EMFs (Digital Detox)

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are invisible forces that are emitted from wireless and electrical technologies all around us and can be harmful to your health and wellbeing. In fact, EMFs can cause symptoms of illness in infants, children and adults, particularly those who already experience low immunity.

An EMF detox is something everyone should consider. Using my Detox Your EMFs: The Ultimate 21-Day Digital Detox as guidance, my editorial team...

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Dust Bunnies: An Inside Look at their Arsenal

In case you missed it, there has been a lot of news coverage on cancer-causing arsenic found in rice and products that contain rice as an ingredient (like rice milk, baby rice cereal, or products that contain brown rice syrup).

Another...

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The Art of Fermentation

diet gut health immunity Oct 26, 2016

Update July 9, 2019: You can listen to my podcast with Sandor Katz by clicking the below. Podcast show notes are available here: Podcast with fermentation guru, Sandor Katz.

 

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I could not be more excited to be video-interviewing Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation and fermentation guru, tomorrow. He'll be releasing a revised edition of another book of his Wild Fermentation. Please email me questions you'd like me to ask Mr. Katz at this email address: ...

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