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Conscious Capitalism: Snack Edition

What do a teenage girl with IBS and a world-renowned animal welfare expert have in common?

Apparently, beef-sticks.

You see, when Autumn and Chas Smith got married

Conscious Capitalism: Snack Edition

What do a teenage girl with IBS and a world-renowned animal welfare expert have in common?

Apparently, beef-sticks.

You see, when Autumn and Chas Smith got married

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Fad diets have a bad reputation — for many more reasons than what they can do to your gut’s microbiome.

Lots of them forego essential nutrition for the sake of weight loss. Think about low-carb diets.

Lots of them are obviously ill-advised now, but at one point were taken seriously. Like this fad diet found in Vogue magazine in the 1970s.

How Incense Affects Brain Function: A Study

Maybe your first introduction to incense was that kid in your high school who never went anywhere without their guitar. 

Maybe it’s always been a part of your religious or spiritual experience.

Maybe you found the smell and warmth calming, and could never quite put your finger on why. 

From the Latin “to burn”, incense in one form or another has evolved along with humanity since time immemorial.

What Happens in Your Body When You Quit Drinking

After the overindulgence of the holidays, lots of people decide that January is the perfect time to lay off the sauce.

And depending on how much alcohol your body is used to filtering, abstaining can be trickier for some than for others.

So it’s important to understand, if you choose to avoid alcohol, what goes on in your body when you first stop drinking.

Get Familiar with your Gut Feelings: 4 Digestive Phases

The medical community, and society as a whole, are coming around to the generalized importance of gut health. But since it’s probably been a long time since any of us have taken 8th grade biology, you may not even remember how the gut functions.

Health insurance is expensive. Doctors, expensive. Surgery, expensive. Buying supplements you read about online and letting them languish in your medicine cabinet, expensive.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

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