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Chris Kresser, L.Ac
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Recent research on mice may offer some insight into how cutting calories can slow the aging process inside cells. "When you restrict calorie consumption, there's almost a linear increase in lifespan," says Brigham Young University biochemistry professor and senior author John Price. "We inferred that the restriction caused real biochemical changes that slowed down the rate of aging.”

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Exercise is one of the keys to living a long healthy life. But we tend to limit ourselves to one or two types of activity. "People do what they enjoy, or what feels the most effective, so some aspects of exercise and fitness are ignored," says Rachel Wilson, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital. “In reality, we should all be doing aerobics, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises.”

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Feeling stressed out lately? You’re not alone. The American Psychological Association found a significant increase in American’s stress rate in a follow-up to their annual poll. Because stress over the long term can increase the risk of serious health problems, paying attention to how you’re dealing with stress is more important than ever. Here are my five simple but powerful tools to help change how you experience stress: http://bit.ly/2lJ6E0p

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Recently, evidence has been mounting against universal salt restriction guidelines. A low-salt diet may cause serious health consequences and higher overall mortality, especially in the presence of certain chronic health conditions and lifestyle factors. In this article, I will discuss scientific evidence that contradicts salt restriction recommendations, as well as potential health risks of consuming a diet too low in salt.

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Traditional cooking uses meat bones as a base for delicious stock because it is the secret to cooking great recipes. But it’s also incredibly nutritious and has scores of health benefits. Read on to learn more about bone broth and why you should make it a staple in your diet.

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“While scientists have known that there are differences in the bacteria and other microbes that make up the gut microbiome in IBD patients, this is one of the largest studies to watch the microbiome over a period of time. The findings indicate that the biggest difference in the microbiome of patients is the way it fluctuates -- what the researchers call "volatile dysbiosis.”

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Could a simple box, a snug-fitting mattress and a bit of education reduce the number of babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) each year? New Jersey is about to find out. By committing to distributing as many as 105,000 Baby Boxes, New Jersey hopes to significantly reduce the rate of unexplained infant deaths.

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In the first part of my series on salt from a couple of years ago, I discussed the historical significance of salt and its role in the evolution of humanity. Salt has been a highly prized substance for thousands of years across all cultures and continents. Yet over the past few decades, excess salt and sodium intake has been blamed for a variety of serious health conditions plaguing our country, such as heart disease, hypertension, and stroke.

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I tasted this last year while it was ‘top secret’ and it is hands down the best packaged bone broth I’ve ever had - and even better than home made in most cases - since from scratch broth can be hard to get right consistently. Now that it is available, I wanted to share it with you.

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The takeaway here is that intimate social relationships, like marriage, are critically important to our overall stress levels and consequently our health.
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