When it comes to health and wellness, digestive health is vitally important. Those that are proactive and take control of their digestive health will realize significant improvement in overall health and quality of life.

That said, what exactly is digestive health?  Optimal digestive health is the body’s ability to break down, absorb and use nutrients. It is also the body’s ability to effectively eliminate waste in a way that optimizes health. People with good digestive health don’t normally experience certain digestive conditions including constipation, diarrhea and heartburn, among others. You can achieve ideal digestive health by eating a nutritionally sound diet, minimizing emotional stress and exercising.

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As I begin to formulate my thoughts for this article, I find myself thinking about my 18-month-old little girl Jenevieve. I also think about times in my life where I didn’t follow a healthy regimen. I think about what I experienced from both a physical and psychological perspective. And I don’t want my girl to ever have to go through that.

One of the major challenges a parent faces every day is providing their kids with healthy foods to eat. It is not only a struggle for parents to provide healthy foods for their children, but it is equally as challenging getting kids to consume those healthy foods. And, in this day and age of processed food, it takes more than the offering of a balanced, nutritious diet to raise a physically healthy child.

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Did you know that 20 years ago autism affected about one in 2000 children? Today, it affects one in 110 children. In other words, autism prevalence has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. In fact, it has increased an estimated 600%.

Autism is a complex neurobiological, developmental disorder that is typically diagnosed in childhood and often lasts throughout a person's lifetime. Children diagnosed with autism may experience an impaired ability to communicate and relate socially, a restricted range of activities, and repetitive behaviors including following very specific routines.

 

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One of the challenges a parent faces every day is providing their kids with healthy foods to eat. And, in this day and age of processed food, it takes more than the offering of a balanced diet to raise a physically healthy child. Modern food processing and farming practices can strip out nutrients, leaving kids vulnerable to nutritional deficiencies.

That said, a growing number of health professionals and parents are turning to dietary supplements to fill in the nutritional gaps. Quality supplements, in addition to a healthy diet, is an unbeatable combination for kids to get the nutrition they need to build strong bodies and prevent illness.

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The U.S is at war, the economy is in the tank and the American population struggles with obesity. Those sure aren’t bright prospects, are they? How do I personally deal with this kind of stress? I go for a run! You heard me right. I lace up my shoes and hit the road where all my problems go away. I can say with conviction – it makes me “right” like you can’t believe!

I’m like so many people – I’m a family man trying to make ends meet in a day and age where it is progressively more difficult. I’m sure you’ve heard: the mortgage crisis and unemployment have left many homeless trying to figure out what to do next. In an effort to minimize stress in profoundly tough times, exercise and nutrition are truly the best remedies.

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