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How Will the Ban on Trans Fat Affect You?

How Will the Ban on Trans Fat Affect You?

The FDA has announced that within the next three years, they will be putting a ban on artificially created trans fats. When I first read the consumer update, my first thought was what took them so long?  As a nation, we are spending more money from the

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Does Your Child’s Gut Microbiome Affect Their Behavior?

Does Your Child's Gut Microbiome Affect Their Behavior?

The University of Ohio hosts a research team led by Dr. Lisa Christian with the purpose of investigating stress and health in pregnancy.  Recently, the team studied 77 toddlers ranging from 18 – 27 months old.[1]  The parents filled out a temperament survey, and stool samples were collected

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Can Your Gut Health Affect Blood Pressure?

Can Your Gut Health Affect Blood Pressure?

The American College of Cardiology has released new guidelines for defining hypertension or high blood pressure.  There are news sources like CNN[1] and the Wall Street Journal[2] that are claiming that the affected American population that will now be defined as hypertensive will go up from 72.2

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Are Raw Portabella Mushrooms Dangerous?

Are Raw Portabella Mushrooms Dangerous?

Dear readers, do you enjoy a good conspiracy theory?  Well, have I got a good one for you!  I have been getting a lot of e-mails about episode #1035 of the Joe Rogan Experience with Paul Stamets.  Stamets, a celebrated mushroom expert, warned Joe Rogan about eating

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Junk Science: Can Your Water Bottle Make You Sick?

Junk Science: Can Your Water Bottle Make You Sick?

Several months ago, a treadmill review company published an article on their website with the intent of showing people that their water bottle could be potentially contaminated “and the act of quenching your thirst while you exercise could potentially make you sick.”  The article was picked up

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Gut Problems Cause Mental Issues (Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia)

Gut Problems Cause Mental Issues (Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia)

Here at Fix Your Gut we have discussed at length how gut health affects mental health. Many people have written about the importance of understanding the gut/brain axis. We have a new, long-term study that backs up the theory of poor gut health leading to anxiety and

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