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Can Gluten Cause Anxiety?

Celiac disease | Gluten sensitivity | Bottom lineThe term gluten refers to a group of proteins found in a variety of cereal grains, including wheat, rye, and barley.While most people are able to tolerate gluten, it can trigger a number of adverse side effects in those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.In addition to causing digestive distress, headaches, and skin problems, some report that gluten may contribute to psychological symptoms like anxiety. This article takes a closer look at the research to determine whether gluten can cause anxiety. Celiac diseaseFor those with celiac disease, eating gluten triggers inflammation in the intestines, causing symptoms like bloating, gas, diarrhea, and fatigue.Some studies show that celiac disease may also be associated with a higher...

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How to Heal Leaky Gut in Two Weeks [According To Science] Nolwen Cameron August 11, 2020

How to Heal Leaky Gut in Two Weeks  Nolwen Cameron August 11, 2020It seems like everyone is talking about gut health. These days, you can’t open a magazine or web page without reading the word “gut” or seeing the term “leaky gut.” But does this newly minted buzzword really deserve all this attention? Yes, it absolutely does. There have been incredible amounts of research on this topic to give us the answers we all seek. As a Certified ISSA Fitness Nutrition Specialist and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, I have 2+ years of experience coaching clients in stabilizing their gut health. Much of these findings can be life-changing. In this piece, you will find an in-depth review of what leaky gut...

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Emotional Eating and How to Stop It

Emotional Eating and How to Stop ItDo you eat to feel better or relieve stress? These tips can help you stop emotional eating, fight cravings, identify your triggers, and find more satisfying ways to feed your feelings. Young woman illuminated by open refrigerator in front of her, platter of donut-shop pastries in hand, gorging What is emotional eating?We don’t always eat just to satisfy physical hunger. Many of us also turn to food for comfort, stress relief, or to reward ourselves. And when we do, we tend to reach for junk food, sweets, and other comforting but unhealthy foods. You might reach for a pint of ice cream when you’re feeling down, order a pizza if you’re bored or lonely,...

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Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Stress Management: Doing Progressive Muscle Relaxation   IntroductionHave you ever had an aching back or pain in your neck when you were anxious or stressed? When you have anxiety or stress in your life, one of the ways your body responds is with muscle tension. Progressive muscle relaxation is a method that helps relieve that tension.In progressive muscle relaxation, you tense a group of muscles as you breathe in, and you relax them as you breathe out. You work on your muscle groups in a certain order.When your body is physically relaxed, you cannot feel anxious. Practicing progressive muscle relaxation for a few weeks will help you get better at this skill, and in time you will be able to...

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Probiotics may be beneficial in COVID-19 treatment

Probiotics may be beneficial in COVID-19 treatment By Dr. Liji Thomas, MDThe ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has caused well over 109 million infections and more than 2.4 million deaths. However, there are no approved pharmaceuticals that have shown potent specific activity against the virus, hindering control of the outbreak.A new study explores the role of common probiotics in managing the disease, which could prove to be of great value, given the emergence of new variants and the broad spectrum of clinical disease in COVID-19. Study: Probiotics: A potential immunomodulator in COVID-19 infection management . Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock Probiotics in viral infectionProbiotics are “nonpathogenic living microorganisms providing...

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