7 Foods That May Be Causing Your Digestive Woes

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According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by digestive troubles, including chronic constipation, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Diagnosing and treating digestive troubles can be tricky, and in many cases, food is at the heart of the problem.

But figuring out which foods are the culprits can be tough, and it requires an elimination diet, which involves removing foods from your diet that could be causing your symptoms. The foods are re-introduced later, one at a time, giving you the opportunity to identify which ones are causing symptoms.

These seven foods are commonly associated with a variety of digestive problems. Try eliminating all of those you feel may be contributing to your troubles and see if your symptoms improve.

July 23rd, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Are these Brazilian fruits the answer to fighting free radicals?

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On the weekends, I absolutely love riding my bike down to my local farmer’s market.

The farmers set up their tables, end to end, up and down the streets…

The air always smells of fresh herbs and fresh food. Street performers play as people shop for their groceries. I love taking my time, strolling from vendor to vendor, sampling all the brightly colored fruits being sold.

Now, even though I like to try a little bit of everything, I must confess, I’m always on the lookout for my favorite fruit: pitanga.

July 19th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Can you eat more AND weigh less?

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You want to have the healthiest life possible…it’s why you’re a part of the Thrive Naturals community.

That means there’s a strong chance you’ve already started making many healthy changes to your lifestyle.

But did you know there’s one EASY thing you can do with your diet that could:

  • Promote a leaner figure and lower body weight
  • Encourage smooth, comfortable digestion

That easy thing I’m talking about — is adding more plant-based foods into your diet.

July 11th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Joint Pain Causing Discomfort? This easy answer may surprise you.

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Joint pain can make the simplest tasks feel monumental, and the older we get, the more likely we are to have painful joints. Bursitis, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis are just a few of the many causes of joint pain, and once you experience it, you’ll do everything you can to soothe it.

Krill oil is a popular supplement that can effectively reduce joint pain. Krill are teeny, tiny crustaceans that feed the world’s whales, penguins, and other marine creatures. Resembling little shrimp, krill are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Krill oil has been shown to reduce joint pain caused by inflammation.

July 6th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Natural Ways to Reduce Your Appetite

If you’ve noticed that losing weight is getting tougher the older you get, you’re not imagining things, and you’re not alone. Weight loss becomes more difficult once you hit the big 5-0, and it continues to get harder as you advance in years. That’s because we lose five to 10 percent of our muscle mass each decade after 50, and that translates to slower metabolism. This means that you can eat the exact same amount of food you did in your skinny 30s and still gain weight.

In a nutshell, you lose weight when you burn more calories through exercise than you consume. But what if you’ve got a voracious appetite? Are you expected to spend your golden years in a perpetual state of hunger?

Not if you play your cards right. There are plenty of ways to reduce your appetite naturally. Here are just five of them.

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June 22nd, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Research Shows Forskolin Can Help Reduce Fat and Prevent Weight Gain

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We all know by now that carrying around extra pounds is bad for our health, increasing the risk of a wide range of diseases and negatively affecting our energy levels. But losing weight gets tougher as we get older, and for women, once menopause does its number on our metabolism, dropping even one pound feels like a major accomplishment.

June 19th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Trying to get in shape? Try being “clever”…

If you’re anything like me, you love being able to look into the mirror and truly enjoy what you see.

Because while it’s one thing to think you look great…it means even more when you feel like you’re doing great, too!

After all, the act of self-compassion (treating yourself the way you’d treat a friend) has been shown to reduce the cortisol in your body, which is a major source of fat production. (1)

But, knowing this also got me thinking about all the other “hidden” ways you can burn calories, keep the fat away and stay trim.

I gathered a few of my favorites and put them into this email for you to try for yourself.
And they’re all so easy, you can start doing them today.

Here are my “Clever Calorie Crushers”:

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June 2nd, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

Adequate Sleep: Why You Need It, and How to Get It

Whether you’re just pushing 50 or well past hot flashes and mood swings, you’ve probably noticed some changes in your sleeping patterns. Long gone are the days when you could sleep through a riot, and eight a.m. sounded impossibly early. Nowadays, you may start longing for your pillow as soon as the dinner dishes are done, and you may find it impossible to sleep past sunrise. You may have a hard time falling and staying asleep, and you may feel like you’re not getting enough sleep even though you spend the recommended number of hours–seven to nine–in bed. What’s going on, and what can you do about it?

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May 15th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Daily Things You Can Do To Help Your Brain

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Aging definitely has its perks, but it also comes with challenges. Street lights begin to wear halos as our eyes grow older and creaking bones and popping joints find us moaning and groaning through more and more of our day. Most alarming of all, we find ourselves forgetting names and important dates, and we don’t feel quite as sharp and focused as we once did. It’s one thing to need stronger glasses or suffer from aches and pains. It’s quite another to experience noticeable differences in our cognitive function.

There’s no doubt that the function of all our organs decrease as we age. But just as there are things you can do to prevent heart, lung, and liver disease and improve the health of these organs, there are things you can to do protect your brain’s health and optimize its function.

A large body of research shows that good brain health depends on several important lifestyle choices, including these five essential activities.

May 7th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments

6 Proven Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar, lovingly known as ACV to its many fans, packs a potent health punch that benefits your body in a variety of ways. Touted as a health tonic since ancient times, apple cider vinegar was used by Hippocrates to treat wounds, and it was widely used in the 18th century to treat a range of illnesses and conditions. Nowadays, science backs up what many early health practitioners knew from years of successful use: That ACV is a powerful, natural remedy for some of what ails you.

Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apple juice, which turns it into alcohol. Bacteria added to the mix ferments the alcohol, turning it into acetic acid, which is the main beneficial compound in apple cider vinegar. So, how can a daily dose of ACV benefit your health? Here are six proven benefits of apple cider vinegar.

April 17th, 2018|Tags: |0 Comments