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Balanced Well-Being Staff Breakfast Roundup!

Read on to get some ideas from our staff on foods to incorporate into your morning routine! Grace: I eat one cup of low fat plain Greek yogurt, Fage brand, with blueberries and a small sprinkling of granola OR an egg scramble with spinach. Kara: I start the day with one cup of black coffee.… read more

Constipation Puts You at Risk for Chronic Disease

Constipation is a health risk for chronic disease. One of the major functions of your GI tract is to eliminate toxins. Regular bowel movements are extremely important for your health because, without them, toxins accumulate and are recirculated in your bloodstream. Toxin accumulation can lead to much more serious health complications like autoimmune disease, high… read more

Why Autoimmune Disease is on the Rise and Tips to Reduce Risk

Autoimmune disease is an umbrella term for ‘body attacking self’. Examples of autoimmune disease include fibromyalgia, lupus, hashimotos disease, inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis and crohns disease, and MS. The immune systems’ main job is to maintain and repair the body. This is done in times of trauma, overuse as in exercise, infection, etc.… read more

The Link Between Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease

Leaky Gut The space between our intestines and abdominal cavity is only one cell thick. These cells are called enterocytes. Leaky gut (also known as intestinal permeability) is when the space between the cells that line your intestines (also known as ‘tight junctions’) become inflamed and open up, allowing large particles of food, toxins and… read more

Sleep Hygiene and Disease Prevention

The Importance of Quality Sleep We all feel better after a good nights sleep, right? Your brain feels sharper, your energy is better and your mood is more stable. Unfortunately, 20% of adults and 50% of seniors have difficulty falling asleep. There are now over 100 sleep disorder diagnoses. The major causes include anxiety, menopause,… read more

Sausage and Kale Soup-Instant Pot

Everyone loves a quick and tasty soup recipe right?? I made this last night in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. I used a pre-made bagged organic salad kit to serve with it, but threw out the dressing and used my own clean version.  Tessemae and Primal Kitchen make great clean dressings if… read more

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

Two-thirds of people in the Western world are overweight, and one-third of those are obese by definition. Fasting is a time tested tool that has been used for generations, dating back to our ancestors. At it’s very core, fasting helps to burn body fat. Fat is just ‘stored energy’, and fasting helps to utilize that… read more