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5 Practical Ways to Balance Your Gut Health

5 Practical

-+*It has been said that, “You are what you eat”.  A recent idea came my way though, that we actually are not.  To be more specific, what we really should be saying is, “You are what you eat, digest, absorb and don’t excrete“.  If our ability to process and package our nutrients for absorption is … (read more…)

Treating Ourselves, Our Kids & Our Pets Right

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-+*Hello my scary friends… Happy Halloween! I am afraid I’m not giving any treats at my home this year (or any year).  Yes, I am a “party-pooper”.  If I gave sliced fruit and veggies, like I really wanted, I might be cleaning eggs and toilet paper off the door.  So, I’m choosing to cuddle with my … (read more…)

What? My Mental Function Stems From My Gut??

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-+*Ever feel like crap after you eat something? You eat a meal at a restaurant you get back to the office and you JUST cannot concentrate? Your gut health can profoundly affect your brain health. Studies are linking gut problems with mood disorders, depression and even Parkinson’s. The gut microbiota (bacterial organisms we carry in … (read more…)

Lamb’s Quarters… My New Green BFF!

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-+*Many people see Lamb’s Quarters as nothing more than a common weed, never realizing that a tasty and nutritious green vegetable could be enjoyed, free for the picking.  The European relative of spinach and beets, it grows throughout the North America and bears large quantities of edible, spinach-flavored leaves you can collect from mid-spring to … (read more…)

Sit for a Living?

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-+*The latest meta-analysis confirms that the more you sit, the more at risk you are for diabetes.  Sitting seems to have an immediate effect on how your body metabolizes glucose. When you sit, your muscles are not used, and quickly become more insulin resistant.  Studies have shown that people who sit after eating have 24% … (read more…)

The Gut: Foundation for Good Immune Function

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-+*The most expansive location of our immune system cells are actually made in the gut’s mucosal lining.  Would you believe 70%!  The mucosal lining has a kind of selective permeability. Pores in the gut wall allow nutrients to pass through and when they are broken down sufficiently get absorbed into the bloodstream.  Other undesirable things … (read more…)

Ornie the Pig and His Cookie Cravings

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-+*Is this you?  How often do you fight the same cravings day in and day out? Many times these addictive foods in our lives are related to food sensitivities.  I know, sounds sad doesn’t it?  It goes like this….  The food sensitivity sufferer craves foods which when eaten, temporarily create a feeling of well-being and … (read more…)

Diet Success – Consider Metabolic Typing

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-+*I‘m back!  Sorry for the delay in posting. I have been totally geek-ing out with two new additional services offered by Caterpillar Fitness. Before I tell you what they are, let me ask you this…. Are you confused as to what foods are actually good for you? You keep hearing conflicting remarks on what you … (read more…)

Cat Dillon

This blog is my journal, where I share everything wellness. From tips on healthy lifestyle to creating as much deliciousness in your life as possible.

Cat Dillon is the Cat in Caterpillar Nutrition and Wellness.

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