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Feed Your Frame

When we’re children and teens, we know without a doubt that our bones are growing and changing. We can see it in the mirror as we get taller, or feel when our shoes become too small. Once we’re done actively growing, it’s easy to forget the importance of eating and moving specifically to maintain healthy bones. But if you’re in your 20s or 30s, now’s the time to focus on your bone health.

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Hormone Central

If you haven’t gotten to know your thyroid gland yet, it’s time to get acquainted. It may be small enough to hide under your chin’s shadow, but it plays a big role in whether you’re energetic or sleepy, lean or supple, calm or moody, warm or cold, and so much more…

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Get to Know Your Gut

Swallowing is just the beginning of the eventful journey our food takes winding through the long and intricate tube of our GI tracts. If all goes smoothly, the nutrients will be absorbed as designed, leaving us nourished and content. But what happens when stress, alcohol, and poor sleep pervade? To help untangle the complicated do’s and don’ts of the digestive system, we called up our resident medical expert Dr. Kaley Bourgeois. Here’s what she had to say.

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Inflammation Decoded

Like most things in our complex bodies, inflammation can be both helpful and harmful. Acute inflammation, the type you experience when you get a cut or sprain, helps to protect against infection and initiate the healing process. After the job is done, it retreats. Chronic inflammation starts off the same way, trying to protect you, but ends up hanging around and doing its own damage. There are major diseases associated with inflammation, like heart disease and autoimmune disorders, but there are many other sneaky ways it impacts our health. Long before it causes a nameable disease, inflammation can make you tired, alter your metabolism, and change your mood.

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