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Put a DENT in your Stress: Detox

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Put a DENT in your Stress through Detox Cortisol is a steroid hormone, in the glucocorticoid class of hormones, and is produced in humans by the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex within the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress and low blood-glucose concentration. It functions to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis, to suppress the immune system, and…

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Put a DENT in your Stress: Exercise

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Exercise and physical activity, similar to food provides information to your body. The information given to your body through exercise or physical activity can be health promoting or health depleting. It can help decrease your stress and balance your hormones; or, it can increase your…

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Put a DENT in your Stress

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Everyone experiences stress, it is impossible to avoid it. There are numerous types of stress, such as physical stress from contact sports, vigorous exercise or accidents. There is also chemical stress that we have no immediate control over from things like noise, water and air…

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The Third R: Re-inoculate

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Our Mutual Relationship with Bugs: The third step in the functional medicine approach to a healthy gut is to re-inoculate with beneficial bacteria. Humans live in a symbiotic or mutually beneficial relationship with bacteria. The human colon is populated with as much as two pounds…

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The Second “R”: Replace

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The 5 “R” Approach Remove Replace Re-inoculate Repair Rebalance Replace The second “R” refers to Replace. This “R”, for me, demonstrates the idea of optimizing or improving the function of the gut the best. The objective is to Replace, using supplements or foods, the acidity…

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