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Welcome to the Grassroots Health blog, your destination for all things health! Discover insightful articles and empowering resources to support your journey toward optimal health and vitality

The digestive tract is central to optimal health. The gut is responsible for breaking down and absorbing nutrients, from the nutritious food that we eat. It is also responsible for the removal of wastes from the body. Good digestion means the absence of discomfort, optimal absorption, and motility.


Endothelial Damage from Inflammation Last month, I discussed hypertension as a PHYSICAL IRRITANT on the arteries. Think of smoking as a CHEMICAL IRRITANT.

Metabolic Health

Are you Metabolically Healthy? Metabolic Dysfunction is an exciting new term that we are using to describe your metabolic health which can be seen through body composition (the ratio of muscle to fat), early blood markers detecting imbalances and waist circumference.

Blood Sugar

What is insulin sensitivity versus insulin resistance? When we eat carbohydrates, our pancreas secretes insulin. Insulin tells the cells of our body to uptake glucose or sugar, removing it from our blood stream. When the cells listen to insulin’s message and respond by lowering our blood sugar, they are working well. Sugar moves out of our bloodstream into our cells. This is insulin sensitivity. This is what we want!


The Physiology of Sleep There are two key hormones involved in sleep – CORTISOL and MELATONIN. They govern our sleep-wake cycle, or our CIRCADIAN RHYTHM. Melatonin Melatonin is often referred to as the “sleep hormone” because it plays a central role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle. It is produced by the pineal gland in the brain in response to darkness and helps signal to the body that it is time to prepare for sleep.


Facts about Hypertension or High Blood Pressure Why is High Blood Pressure, also called Hypertension, called “Silent”? To help us get a better understanding, here are some shocking facts about High Blood Pressure, from the World Health Organization. An estimated 1.28 billion adults aged 30–79 worldwide have hypertension An estimated 46% of adults with hypertension are UNAWARE they have it Often, hypertension is silent, meaning there are NO SYMPTOMS


What if everything you’ve been told about cholesterol is wrong? Well almost everything! Here are some surprising truths about cholesterol you need to know: Facts About Cholesterol That Might Surprise You LDL Cholesterol is NOT the best measurement for Cardiovascular Risk Inflammation and Oxidative Stress are the starting point of artery disease

CardioMetabolic Diet

Introducing: Your Complete Cardio-Metabolic Assessment What if you could extend not only your life span, but your health span, starting now? Health span means vibrant health into old age, not just living longer. If you could stop for a minute and picture yourself 20, 30, 40 years older, how does that look?