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Follow Your Gut and Just Do It: A Story of Pickles, Pluck and Podcasts

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Follow Your Gut and Just Do It: A Story of Pickles, Pluck and Podcasts

Back in June I was invited as a featured guest onto Completely Booked-- the new podcast of the Jacksonville City Library. (If you’re not familiar with podcasts yet… think of them as radio for the 21st century. You can subscribe and listen according to your area of interest… you get extremely specialized content, chosen by you, in real time, from your favorite thought leaders. Podcasts. Are. Amazing.) Although I’m a huge fan of podcasts (I’m basically listening to one whenever I’m not working) I didn’t actually think I wanted to be on one. Nope, not me. I’m usually pretty happy staying behind...

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Summer Potato Salad with Spicy Fermented Green Beans

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Summer Potato Salad with Spicy Fermented Green Beans

Potato salad, a summer staple! There's two things that make this salad extra special. First of course is the tangy addition of our warm and spicy, probiotic and fermented green beans. Second is the delicious dressing, we opted for extra virgin olive oil blended with the brine from the green beans (no mayo here.) You can opt for another potato type (we like em red) and we recommend you enjoy this at rom temperature.  Recipe: 1 lb. mini red potatoes, halved 1 Tbsp salt 1 cup spicy fermented green beans, cut in half ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tbsp. spicy...

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10 Benefits of Eating Healthy Olives

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10 Benefits of Eating Healthy Olives

       </div> Sure they’re delicious, salty and fun to eat, but the benefits of olives are that they’re great for your health. Here’s 10 health benefits of eating olives and why you should simply eat more olives every day: Antioxidant Food– Free radicals cause plastic to deteriorate, paint to fade, works of art to degrade. They can also cause age related illnesses and contribute to strokes, cancer and heart attacks. Yikes! Free radicals are molecules with unpaired electrons, on a quest to find another electron and are very reactive and damaging to surrounding molecules. The enemy of the...

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Are Pickles A Superfood? Discover the 5 Reasons Why

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Are Pickles A Superfood? Discover the 5 Reasons Why
Functional foods are defined as those things we eat that have nutritional and health properties BEYOND their macronutrient qualities...

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Is Gut Health Connected To Happiness?

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Is Gut Health Connected To Happiness?

p>           Science is only beginning to understand the role of the microbiome to the inner workings of our body. We discuss the many areas (of both wellness and disease) that are impacted by the correlating health of the microbiome in our article Eating Probiotic-Rich Foods to Fortify and Nurture a Microbiome Health. A fascinating area of scientific study is the relationship between the brain and gut connection. The gut is home to the bulk of your microbiome—although it spans your body occupying space in your mouth, lungs and genitals, the immense colony of good bacteria...

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