Free Mental Health Webinar on Tuesday, May 23rd

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Is your gut health negatively impacting your mental health? Join Dr. Karen Bender on Tuesday, May 23rd at 7 PM EST for a free webinar discussing the gut-brain axis, how these systems are connected, and how you can use nutrition and lifestyle to improve their communication and functioning. Dr. Bender will also be discussing: Nutrition and lifestyle interventions to support gut and … Read More

The Vagus Nerve: Learn to Reduce Inflammation and Improve your Stress Response

Karen BenderAll Categories, gastrointestinal, Psych, WellnessLeave a Comment

By Dr. Karen Bender Meet Your Vagus Nerve Have you heard of the “wandering nerve”?  This important nerve is named the vagus nerve because it wanders throughout your body, connecting the brain to the rest of the body.  It’s the longest nerve in the body, and it stretches from the brain to the large intestines. Why You Should Care Since … Read More

What Your Gut is Telling You

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What Your Gut is Telling You How Poor Gut Health Contributes to Anxiety and Depression By Dr. Karen Bender How is your digestion? Do you experience pain and indigestion after eating foods you once enjoyed?  Have you started to accept gas and bloating as normal?  Do you often go days without having a bowel movement?  These are all signs that … Read More

Red Meat: Friend or Foe?

Jen StaggAll Categories, Cardiovascular, Food, gastrointestinal, WellnessLeave a Comment

Historically, it has been accepted in the medical community that increased consumption of red meat increases all-cause mortality including cardiovascular disease and cancer (especially colon cancer). [1] However, most of the studies that indicate such results often do not differentiate between processed and unprocessed meat or other factors that influence the nutritional quality of the meat such as a grass-based diet. Here … Read More