Gut Health and Sleep: Are They Related?

There is no doubt that sleep plays a crucial role in brain health and function, and as it turns out, the gut and the brain are basically in constant communication through the gut-brain axis. More specifically, the gut in gut-brain axis refers to the microbiome, or the collection of all microorganisms like bacteria, yeasts, and fungi that live in the intestines. The gut-brain axis is a two-way communication, so not only can those little critters in the gut influence heath, but mental and emotional state of a person can impact the microbiome.

A Happy Gut for the Holidays

Between the heaps of sugar from cookies and candies, and the mountains of gravy from a seasonal roast, the months of November and December—actually let’s be honest, more like the months of October through January—are not known for being health-promoting.

What Is Mouth-Taping, and Does It Work?

Breathing through the nose while sleeping has numerous health benefits, but “mouth-breathers” may find it a tough habit to break. Enter mouth-taping, a simple option to help start breathing through the nose while sleeping. This post shares how and why.

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