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How the Gut Microbiome affects the Brain and Mind

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Did you know: not all microbiomes are bad. There are about 500-1000 species of bacteria in your body - and they are there for a reason! Most of these microbes exist inside your intestines and on your skin. Some of the bacteria are responsible for digesting sugars and fiber, while others help with your immune system and infection response. However, the gut microbiome can also affect the central nervous system, which controls brain function. How could the bacteria in your gut affect your brain? Check out the video below to learn more! https://youtu.be/b4CBy0uVqRc Related blogs:

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What is a lymphatic system & what are its functions?

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The lymphatic system is a network of tissues, vessels and organs that work together to move a colorless, watery fluid called lymph back into your circulatory system (your bloodstream). Lymph contains white blood cells, and the system itself helps your body get rid of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. When bacteria are recognized in the lymph fluid, the lymph nodes make more infection-fighting white blood cells, which can cause swelling. There are hundreds of lymph nodes in the human body and the lymph only flows in one direction – upwards toward the neck. If you find your neck, underarms,...

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The brain-changing benefits of exercise

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Physical activity has immediate and long-lasting effects on your brain and body. We know that exercise is good for our body, but it can help with our brain function as well! Exercise is the most transforming thing you can do for your brain because it gives your brain a boost of energy in the short-term. But, it actually has many long-term effects that are beneficial to us as well, such as improved long-term memory. These brain-changing benefits of exercise are fantastic reasons for you to get motivated to get moving! Start exercising regularly and see how it changes your life!...

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How the food you eat affects your brain

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Throughout the day, you make different choices on what to eat. However, with meal prep, you can simplify this thought process and make it easier for yourself. The food you eat affects your brain, and whatever you choose to eat would have a direct and long-lasting effect. Whether you decide to have some junk food, or if you’ve already prepared a snack from home, your brain and body will be affected by the nutrients (or the lack of) in the food. Learn more about this in the video below! https://youtu.be/xyQY8a-ng6g If you want to start meal-prepping, here's a blog that...

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How sugar affects the brain

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Some of you may know the feeling: sugary foods are sometimes hard to resist. If you know how sugar affects the brain, you may be better at controlling yourself from grabbing another scoop of ice cream. Sugar can be found in so many foods and drinks – and there are also different types of sugar so that means that sugar is pretty much everywhere. You may have even heard that sugar is as addictive as drugs. Moderation is key, and sugar is something we all need to be careful about. Find out in the video below to see how it...

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