The MorningStar Family Health Center Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, infinitely...

Celiac Disease and Fertility Problems

If you’ve been trying to have a baby, celiac disease and fertility problems may be standing in your way. It may be hard to believe but celiac disease, which causes an allergy to gluten, can actually lead to fertility problems in both men and women. The exact reasons...

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How Probiotics Can Help Your Immune System

By now, almost everyone has heard of probiotics, the active cultures in a range of dairy products such as yogurt, some cheeses and kefir, and in fermented foods such as miso, kimchi and sauerkraut. Most of these are tasty additions to our diet that can also help...

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Myths and Facts About Boosting Your Immune System

There are a lot of theories on how to boost the immune system to ward off diseases, particularly in reference to cold and flu season, when people are most concerned with avoiding illness when everyone around them seems to be sick. But is there any truth in these...

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The Gluten-Free Diet and Your Family

When you’re getting ready to make big changes, you need to think about the gluten-free diet and your family. Should everyone go gluten free? Or is it too much? It’s important to understand how to feed your family in a healthy way. Eliminating gluten means eliminating...

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Kefir 101

You may have heard about kefir and even seen it in the supermarket, but what is this food and how can hit benefit you? You may be surprised to find how beneficial this fermented food isKefir is similar to yogurt…

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Hay Fever and Gut Health

What does got health have to do with hay fever or seasonal allergies? Probably a good deal 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...

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What is SIBO?

If you are treating your leaky gut by following the 4 Rs and you're not seeing much progress, it could be that you're dealing with SIBO - small intestine bacterial overgrowth. SIBO (pronounced SEE-bo) is one of the causes of leaky gut, but treatment for the two...

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Modern Agriculture and Human Gut Health

If you've done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they're killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your...

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Gut Health and Weight Loss

Do you have trouble losing extra weight even though you're exercising regularly and eating healthy foods? Starving yourself to lose weight isn't good for your body, and a super hard-core exercise program may not be the answer, either. These are both extremes, most...

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GMOs and Gut Health

GMOs (genetically modified organisms) have genes from another species transplanted into their DNA. This is done to increase production or yield or add some other previously nonexistent quality to the organism. These experimental organisms have so far been mostly...

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Essential Oils and Gut Health

We typically think of using essential oils for their marvelous fragrance, or as a spa treatment. These uses are certainly valid, but you should know that plant essences have been used as medicine for thousands of years. First, let me be clear that I'm referring to...

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Digestive Health Advantages for Your Baby

Of course you want to give your baby every feasible chance of her best possible life and health. Some things are difficult, even impossible, to control. Others are fairly simple and straightforward. Ideally, you should resolve your own health issues - including gut...

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Digestive Enzymes and Gut Health

Your body is designed to digest the food you eat; it creates hydrochloric acid along with various enzymes for just that purpose. So why might you consider taking them as a supplement? Well if you seem to get gas no matter you eat, or you often suffer from heartburn or...

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But Whole Grains Are Supposed To Be Good For You

For years, we've been taught that eating whole grain foods - from bread to pasta - is what's best for building good health. And whole grain truly is better than the refined version of foods: more vitamins are retained, a lot more of the beneficial fiber is available....

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Tips for Making Kombucha Tea

Kombucha tea has been around for about 2,000 years now. Chinese people refer to it as “the Immortal Health Elixir” because of the many health benefits it offers. Kombucha is made from sweetened tea…

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6 Fermentation Myths Busted

Fermented foods can help to improve your health and wellness. But there’s a lot of misinformation about these probiotic foods. Learn the truth behind some of the myths and misconceptions…

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Probiotics Are Pro-Health

You’ve probably been prescribed antibiotics throughout your life to fight infections. And you’ve definitely seen antibacterial soaps and detergents. That must mean all bacteria are bad, right? The truth is that many bacteria are actually very good…

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About Organic Foods

Organic foods are becoming more and more popular these days as people are increasingly becoming more health-conscious. After all, what could be safer and more natural than organic foods? Researchers say that organic foods are…

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Kids are picky eaters; there’s no getting around it. While it’s so tempting to go for an easy fix and just give them a bowl of Fruity Pebbles every morning, you have to realize that this is not healthy for your child…

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7 Health Benefits of Yogurt

If you love the flavor of yogurt, you’ll be happy to know that it also provides many health benefits for your body. Yogurt is a fermented food that’s made by combining milk with healthy bacteria. One of the greatest benefits of eating yogurt…

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