Enzymes for Athletes

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Enzymes are the tools of nature, they speed up all vital biological processes. Whenever one substance needs to be transformed into another, nature uses enzymes to speed up the process. They have a great deal of importance when it comes to keeping our bodies active and healthy; they are necessary for the digestion of food, for stimulating the brain, providing cellular energy, and for repairing all tissues, organs, and cells. There are three types of enzymes: metabolic enzymes, digestive enzymes, and food enzymes. Metabolic enzymes are primarily in charge of energy production in the body, they help detox the body...

All diseases start in the gut

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"All diseases start in the gut" A lot of people don't know that up to 80% of the immune system is located in the gut lining. Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, M.D. with a postgraduate degree in both neurology and human nutrition has done multiple studies on learning disabilities and digestive disorders involving the gut. Dr. Campbell points out the microflora has a huge impact on, "disease prevention, protecting us from invading pathogens, detoxification, facilitating the digestion of food, and the absorption of vitamins and minerals" (Dr. Campbell). Many people have destroyed their gut flora by living unhealthy lives day by...

Candida Overgrowth

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Candida is a yeast-like parasitic fungus that can spread infection and disease within the body if not balanced.An estimated 80% of the human population is infected with Candida overgrowth. Symptoms of Candida overgrowth Low energy Overweight Fatigue Sick often Dry skin Heartburn Headaches Bad breath General allergies Sinus infections Diarrhea Athlete's foot And many many more. Candida yeast infection usually occurs in individuals with an overgrowth of an intestinal organism called Candida albicans due to an unhealthy diet high in sugar, prolonged stress, or overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Once the Candida albicans overwhelms the healthy bacteria in your gut, it...

Prebiotics: The Gateway for Probiotics

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Prebiotics are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as food for good bacteria (probiotics). When prebiotics and probiotics are combined its called synbiotic. Prebiotics are one of the newest fields of nutritional research and offer promising benefits to your overall health, digestive system, your immunity and so much more. Prebiotics stimulate the growth of healthy microflora that populate the large intestine. When this healthy bacteria flourishes they help keep a healthy and strong well-being. Prebiotics are classified as soluble fiber. About 90% of prebiotic fiber makes itself into the small intestine tract. Insoluble fiber is the stuff that the human digestive system's...

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