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“Leaky Gut”, what is it and can it be fixed?

The “gut”, or more officially the human gastrointestinal system, is the section of your digestive tract where the final stages of food breakdown and absorption of water and nutrients take place. In order for absorption to occur, the intestinal wall must act as a sieve, allowing water and nutrients to move through the wall into…

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Working from Home and Increased Screen Time

At present, significantly more Americans are working from home than in the past, and the shift in locations may also mean an increase in the time spent in front of a screen. Meetings can no longer take place in person, so many companies are turning to videoconferencing, text, and email for communication that would have…

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Probiotic Defense for Viral Infection

Although clinical research on how the body fights viral infections is not a new field of interest, the current global pandemic has brought a broader audience and a renewed sense of interest in the latest scientific evidence. While probiotic supplements should certainly not be considered a treatment or cure for viral infection, it appears there…

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Taking Care of Mind and Body at Home

In a time when our own health and the health of our loved ones are at stake, it is of the utmost importance that we reduce opportunities to spread disease by staying home and keeping our distance from anyone who does not share our dwelling. Not only has mandatory isolation left many people out of…

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Immune Response and Wellness

Our immune system is constantly changing in response to their environments. A healthy, alert immune system is ready to respond to anything that may be a danger to your health. On the flipside, a deficient immune system may not be as vigilant in the face of a threat, and an over-active system may be triggered…

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A tea party to reduce stress?

More and more evidence has found its way to mainstream media regarding the importance of connectedness and socialization as a necessary element for reducing stress. Humans are inherently social beings and enjoy the company of others for various reasons while those connections contribute to better overall health.1 For a new and fun approach to creating…

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Remember the “R’s” of Recovery

Whether you’ve heard buzz about the “4 ‘R’s of Recovery Nutrition”, the “3 ‘R’s of Exercise Recovery”, or the “4 ‘R’s of Workout Recovery Nutrition”, the most important message is that taking care of your body post-exercise is important for your health and there are a lot of ‘r’ words to help remind us.  Living…

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Glass vs Plastic Bottles

You may have noticed that a vast majority of Metabolic Maintenance products are contained in amber glass bottles as opposed to the plastic containers more commonly used by our colleagues and competitors in the nutritional supplement industry. Although we agree that amber glass is beautiful, this choice is not purely cosmetic. Here we will explain…

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Importance of Sleep for Heart Health

How does sleep affect cardiovascular health? If you’ve ever lost one night of good sleep, let alone experienced chronic sleep trouble, you know how important sleep is for your ability to concentrate, function, and interact with others normally during the day. You may not know, however, that sleep affects more than just your brain. Irregular…

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Benefits of Salmon in your Diet

Baked Salmon with Walnut-Kale Pesto, Served over Quinoa According to the research, oily fish, walnuts, dark leafy greens, and whole grains are just about the best foods you can eat for your heart. Why not squeeze all of them into one delicious meal? Here we have provided some research-based information on why these foods are…

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