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Do You Have a Leaky Gut?

In Uncategorized by NutritionConnection

The small intestine is the powerhouse of the digestive system, accounting for 90% of the digestion and absorption of the food we eat, and is also the largest part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract at an average of 20 feet long. The inside of the small intestine is made of finger-like protrusions called villi, which, in combination with overall length, …

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Coffee May Cause Heart Disease…. Or Not

In Coffee, Genetics by NutritionConnection

Coffee: liquid crack to much of the human population and the most widely consumed stimulant in the world. In the US alone, 83% of the population drinks coffee, 587 million cups are consumed each day and $30 billion is made on the coffee industry in America each year. Within a 5-mile radius of where I live, there are 20 coffee …

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The Healthiest Fat You Can Eat

In Fats by NutritionConnection

Fat has been the source of controversy for nearly 90 years, dating back to the 1930s, when the rate of heart disease started to become a concern. Heart attacks, prior to the 1920s, were almost unheard of. Suspiciously, prior to the rise in heart disease, starting around the turn of the 20th century, fats such as butter, lard and tallow  …