The Fortitude Functional Nutrition Articles

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What Does It Mean to Eat TRULY Gluten-Free?

What Does It Mean to Eat TRULY Gluten-Free?

The traditional gluten-free diet is the most commonly consumed. Unfortunately, this diet is merely switching gluten-containing packaged, processed products for gluten-free packaged processed foods which are still unhealthy. Many over the counter packaged foods contain...

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health While Saving Money

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Health While Saving Money

1) Start saving money with grocery store shopping. Shop the perimeters of the store where you will find delicious whole foods. This way you can ditch the processed, addictive foods that cost more. Don’t shop when you are hungry. Read More... 1) Start...

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Quick Stress Tips

Quick Stress Tips

Have you ever experienced: Feeling overwhelmed? Scattered? Pulled in 100+ different directions? Your mind in overdrive? Afraid of saying no because you don’t want to disappoint? You can’t turn off your mind turning round-and-round — even to sleep? Read...

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Tackling Your Toxins

Tackling Your Toxins

No doubt, today’s world is full of dangerous toxins. They are in the air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, and the products you use. Scientists estimate that the average adult has about 700 contaminants in their body at any given point....

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Hydrate for Health

Hydrate for Health

Up to 60 percent of the human body is water: the brain is composed of 70 percent water; the lungs are nearly 90 percent water; and about 83 percent of our blood is water. In other words, we are aqueous beings. Water is in every cell and tissue. Biological processes...

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Death of an Icon

Death of an Icon

I thought I'd post this for those of you who were having a crumbling day... Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a candida yeast infection, Ulcerative Colitis, and trauma complications from...

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DIM for Healthy Hormone Balance

DIM for Healthy Hormone Balance

Hormones can be a woman’s best friend… or they can be her worst enemy. When they are balanced, hormones work together to promote health and harmony in our bodies, driving a number of important biological functions and processes. But a hormonal imbalance can wreak...

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Beat the Seasonal Allergy Blues with Broccoli Sprouts

Beat the Seasonal Allergy Blues with Broccoli Sprouts

No one wants to suffer through the spring allergy season feeling miserable with a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes… or the headaches, fatigue, and sleep troubles that come with allergies. And you don’t have to rely on those commonly used OTC allergy medications that...

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Bilberries Are Berry Beneficial to Vascular Health

Bilberries Are Berry Beneficial to Vascular Health

The vascular system, also known as the circulatory system, is made up of the vessels that carry blood and lymph through the body from the brain down to the toes, delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues and organs and removing waste products. In addition to...

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Behind The Label: Boost Nutrition Label Literacy

Behind The Label: Boost Nutrition Label Literacy

by Julie Olson  Nutrition facts labels are meant to be easily read, but can be confusing, misleading and even inaccurate. “The American consumer is at a disadvantage when it comes to reading food labels, namely because we don’t speak metric. Our food labels are...

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Listen to Your Gut; It’s Your Second Brain

Listen to Your Gut; It’s Your Second Brain

Gut flora, gut microbiota, or gastrointestinal microbiota is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of all vertebrates. The gut microbiota has the largest numbers of bacteria. This microbiome also contains the greatest number of...

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The Link between Hormones and Happiness

The Link between Hormones and Happiness

Hormones… they certainly don’t get much respect at times. What do they have to do with happiness? Actually, hormones play a big role in our feelings and other factors. Learn what we can do to capitalize on them. How Hormones Work Hormones are special chemical...

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Why Your Microbiome Cannot Be Ignored

Why Your Microbiome Cannot Be Ignored

Called one of the top scientific discoveries of the 21st century, the human microbiome, cannot be ignored. It’s a game changer for better understanding disease and health. The microbiome is a crew of bacteria (also referred to as microorganisms) that live in and...

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What Stress Does To Your Immune System

What Stress Does To Your Immune System

Stress is a normal part of modern daily life, but most people are not aware of the negative consequences of stress on their health—until it is too late. Some people are able to cope with stress better than others, while others take practical steps to reduce their...

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Intermittent Fasting Rules

Intermittent Fasting Rules

If you’re new to intermittent fasting, or thinking about giving it a try, here’s a quick list of the most fundamental rules you’ll need to follow and some mistakes you’ll need to avoid. Intermittent Fasting Basic Philosophy The use of short term fasting has shown to...

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Seasonal Allergies Link to Gut Health

Seasonal Allergies Link to Gut Health

What does gut health have to do with hay fever or seasonal allergies? Probably a lot more than you might think. Allergies and hay fever are an inappropriate defensive response to pollen and other substances. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, "Besides being associated...

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What Is SIBO?

What Is SIBO?

SIBO (pronounced SEE-bo)  stands for Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. It is one of the causes of leaky gut, but the two vary quite a bit when it comes to treatment. The most common symptoms of SIBO are abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating/distention, diarrhea...

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The Right Mental Attitude

The Right Mental Attitude

You must develop the right mental attitude on your road to success. Without being overly simplistic, think of “The Little Train Who Could.” Instead of having an “I Can’t” attitude, replace it with an “I Can!” attitude. A positive outlook is necessary to see change...

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The Importance Of Attitude

The Importance Of Attitude

In his book, The Winning Attitude, John C. Maxwell, noted author and speaker tells us that attitude is: The “advance man” of our true selves Has inward roots but outward fruits Is our best friend or worst enemy Is more honest and more consistent than our words Is an...

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Inflammation And Your Immune System

Inflammation And Your Immune System

The word inflammation comes from the Latin inflammare, to set on fire. In the context of our immune system - heat, redness, pain and swelling form as a reaction to either injury, or a perceived threat in the body. If you've ever accidentally cut your finger with a...

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Enzymes Rule

Enzymes Rule

Your body is designed to digest and absorb the food you eat. Unfortunately, many people struggle with digestion even though our body creates enzymes for just this purpose.  If you seem to get gas no matter you eat, you often suffer from heartburn, bloating or stomach...

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