10 Foods for Better Gut Health

The health of your gut may not be top of mind when planning your meals and choosing foods, but here’s why it should be: According to experts at the Pennsylvania Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Your gut microbiome plays a major role in your overall health.” Your digestive system houses trillions of microscopic critters—mostly bacteria but also fungi, viruses and other microorganisms.1 While this may not sound like a good thing, the majority of the bacteria living in your gut are actually beneficial to your health. Their presence may even…

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A Hot Fitness Trend Among Olympians: Blood Flow Restriction – The New York Times

“It’s a good supplement for training; it’s not all of your training,” Arent said. “It provides physiological stimulus when other things might be limited.” Sato said he accidentally discovered the benefits of blood flow restriction more than 50 years ago, during a Buddhist ceremony in a Japanese temple that required him to sit on the floor in the seiza position — bent knees with his heels under his rear end — for long periods. His calves and toes began to tingle, and he could no longer stand the pain after…

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