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Why It’s Important for Moms to Keep Their Guts In Check

The strength and love of a mother is truly one of a kind. There is no greater definition of unconditional love than that of a mother to their child. Although there is no direct link to motherhood and an amplified intuition, there is no doubt that moms have tremendous gut feeling power. Whether it is the heightened senses that increase when becoming a mom or the never ending fear of losing their child, knowing when something is off without really knowing what’s going wrong is a gift no one can deny is evident in mothers.

There may not be clear scientific research backing the claims of gut health and intuition, but there is no denying that bad physical health can interfere with clear thinking. A mother’s intuition is not exclusive to humans alone, as almost all animal species have shown the mother’s evident capability in keeping their child out of harm way. By simply listening to that inner voice, moms are able to always figure out the right thing to do for their child. Whether one calls it the conscience, the soul, or God, listening to that inner gut feeling can be the best decision to make. Trusting that voice takes a lot of courage, and denying its power can be detrimental.

To fully understand the gut feelings in the body and if they are accurate or not, it is also important to place priority on gut health. A healthy gut creates overall improved health in all aspects of the body. When the body is unable to function properly, gaining a grip on what the body is trying to convey will be extremely challenging. Mental and physical health do go hand in hand. Any time there is a presence of negative bacteria in the stomach, the ability to think properly becomes more of a challenge. The mother has to always be alert and ready to take charge, especially when put in uncharted territorial experiences. The moment health gets in the way of the decision making process, it becomes more difficult to be an authoritative figure.

How Microbiomes Work In The Body

Healthy microbiomes in the gut have been shown to regulate the immune system’s functions by creating a more active flow. The body consists of trillions of fungi, viruses, and bacteria, all collectively known as this microbiome. The existence of this bacteria can fasten the metabolism, improve digestion, break down nutrients, and combat negative toxins in the gut. Bad gut health is linked to various diseases related to the liver, diabetes, heart health, and various other bowel movement conditions. An imbalance of healthy and unhealthy microbes inside intestines can cause major damage to the natural functions of other major organs as well. That is why it is vital to always keep the gut in check and balanced at all times. It will take some time to fully cleanse the gut, but the results will be far worth the time put into its care.

Not all bacteria are bad, with some actually beneficial to the body’s existence. The trillions of present microbes exist mostly in the intestines, with the rest on the skin. These microbes are mostly in the socket of the large intestine known as the cecum or the gut microbiome. There are actually more bacterial cells in the body in comparison to every other human cell. There are 30 trillion human cells in the body and over 40 trillion bacterial cells, which means the body consists of more bacteria cells than human ones. With over 1,000 different species of these bacteria, each one plays a huge role in the health of the gut. At times these microbes can reach up to 5 pounds and if contaminated with negative bacteria, the entire body will be affected.

Without proper gut health, the body deteriorates and fluctuates, as everything is connected to the gut. Evidence has shown that babies actually first come in contact with these microbes while still in the womb. This is why mothers are advised to consume more live active cultures while pregnant. From the beginning of conception, humans are connected and exposed to the bacteria of the gut and will eventually create their own as full grown beings. The higher the microbiome diversity present in the gut, the healthier it is for the body.

How Food Affects Gut Health

The food consumed defies what level of bacterial diversity is created in the stomach. The more whole foods consumed and fresh produce, the more positive bacteria cultivation occurs. As the diversity of microbes increase in mothers, the nutrients in the breast milk enriches. The first type of bacteria the baby is exposed to is the Bifidobacteria which is present in breast milk. This bacteria is crucial for the healthy growth of babies as well as the absorption of nutrients in the mothers cells.

The digestive process of fiber is also due to certain bacteria present in the gut. Certain bacteria in the gut happen to be responsible for the breakdown of fiber in the gut, and without the stomach it is incapable to metabolize food properly. In terms of the immune system, microbiome creates a fluidity in the gut that produces immune cells to grow. How the body reacts to infection is determined by the present healthy bacterial cells in the gut.

The Connection Between Brain And Gut Functions

Brain health and activity is also somewhat controlled by the gut and the microbiomes present. New research suggests that these microbes have the ability to affect the central nervous system in the brain which creates the ability to think clearly. Overall, there are countless ways and reasons as to why the gut microbiome is responsible for production key physical functions on overall health.

Never neglect the health of the gut, as it will tremendously affect the way one’s intuition is utilized. The healthier the literal gut is, the stronger the gut feelings will be in action. Overlooking one of the biggest organs in the body can have long term negative effects. It does not take too much to keep the gut in check. With the right diet, a bit of physical activity, and regular check ups with a doctor, the gut can stay in tip top condition.

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Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Releases, “Phone Scam Cheat Sheet “

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Hackensack NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office reminds you to be careful giving out information over the phone . The Ridgewood blog has received numerous emails from readers and alerts from many law enforcement agencies on phone scams . Phone scams have become an epidemic .

The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office asks, Have you received one of these calls lately?

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NJ Doctor to the Stars’ Sentenced to 4 years for Drug Trafficking

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Atlantic City NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Office of the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies (“NJ CARES”) today announced that the state Board of Medical Examiners (“the Board”) permanently revoked the medical license of a doctor sentenced to prison last summer for his role in a narcotics trafficking ring that flooded the streets of Atlantic County with highly addictive opioid pain pills and other controlled dangerous substances (“CDS”).

Dr. Alan Faustino, 50, who practiced family medicine in Absecon, agreed to surrender his medical license for permanent revocation in a Consent Order with the Board on March 8.

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NJ Attorney General Grewal Announces Takedown Of Major Fentanyl And Heroin Mill In Hudson County


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Harrison NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced arrests of three men in the takedown of a major fentanyl and heroin mill in Harrison, N.J., that distributed its narcotics in wax folds stamped with the same brand names that have been linked to 227 overdoses, including 84 deaths. Approximately 32,500 individual doses and four kilos of fentanyl and heroin were seized in the investigation.

The arrests were made in an ongoing investigation by the New Jersey State Police Opioid Enforcement Task Force and the Division of Criminal Justice. They were assisted by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office, Cliffside Park Police, Nutley Police, Harrison Police and Newark Police.

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Mount Laurel could “crash the entire real estate market of the state of New Jersey.”


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Cranford NJ, A northern New Jersey lawmaker told local residents that leaving the fate of Mount Laurel, or “affordable,” housing in the hands of the court system could “crash the entire real estate market of the state of New Jersey.”

State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, a Republican who represents the 39th Legislative District, including parts of Bergen and Passaic counties, spoke at a town hall meeting March 5 about the need to halt any further affordable housing development before a statewide inventory of projects could be studied.

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Recent Pro-Marijuana Editorials are Rife with Inaccuracies


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Trenton NJ, Senator Gerald Cardinale, (R-39) the ranking Republican on the State Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following response to two pro-marijuana editorials published this week on and

“It is incredibly disappointing that two of the most-widely read news sources in our state are spouting misinformation, and going out of their way to hide data that clearly illustrates the grave consequences of legalizing marijuana for recreational use,” Senator Gerald Cardinale said.

“A March 20 editorial on notes that the experience of legalization has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ in other states. We know this is not true.

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How we can easily write medical essays


A great college application essay paints a picture about who  you really are so that the admissions counselor can find out more about you. Your essay is one of the ways to describe yourself on the application and it is an opportunity to separate you from the other applicants. Essays are also a way to show the reader that you can organize your thoughts efficiently to write. If you want to write medical essays and you need a little help  completing your assignment you can easily hire services from here cheapest essay writing service.

Here are 5 tips for writing your college essay:


Your goal in writing your essay is to prove a point – you are the best candidate for this school. Make sure you focus on the reader’s focus. Someone else should be able to easily read  your essay from start and finish.The best way to tell your story is to write a personal, thoughtful essay about something that has meaning for you. Be honest and genuine, and your unique qualities will shine through. Admissions officers have to read an unbelievable number of college essays, most of which are forgettable.

Provide proof:

Once you have described the main idea for your essay, then you will need to provide its support Specify examples, references and reasons that support your main idea. Give your essay focus by figuring out how the question relates to your personal qualities and then taking a specific angle. Make sure everything you write supports that viewpoint.

Come to the point:

Use specific examples to paint a helpful image of your helpful evidence and details. Try not to use too much ordinary or clichés. While it is a good sentence “I want to study the medicine so that I can become a child’s disease.” This is a better sentence “I want to study medicines so that I can do medical research, which will help us in advance our knowledge about childhood illnesses and how we can succeed or cope with them.

Do not predict:

Remember that these colleges read these essays every year. The essay question might ask you about your best quality, an experience that shaped you or the reason you want to attend a certain college. Don’t be tempted to write what you think the admission officers want to hear; answer the question honestly.

It does not start again:

Your application’s essay is not an opportunity to re-edit everything already entered on your admission application. This is not a list of your success, achievements and awards. Your essay is an opportunity to show your readers that you have the ability to express your ideas clearly in words, phrases, paragraphs, and finally in an essay. It also has the opportunity to distinguish yourself from your competition. It should highlight your most important awards and achievements and how it has created you as a person and has affected your life.

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Bergen And Burlington County Religious Leaders Admit Roles In Conspiracy To Evade Taxes On Millions Of Dollars In Income From Hate Group

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Newark NJ, The leader and the main treasurer of the Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ admitted their respective roles today in a scheme in which both men caused the church to pay millions of dollars in personal expenses for the leader that the leader then omitted from his personal tax returns, U.S Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Jermaine Grant, 43, of Burlington Township, New Jersey, and Lincoln Warrington, 48, of Bergen County, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court to Count One of the indictment against them, charging them with conspiring to defraud the United States.

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Former Investment Banker Forms Exploratory Committee for Future NJ Congressional District 5 Run

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Mahwah NJ, Former Investment Banking Executive Frank Pallotta, Forms Exploratory Committee for Future NJ Congressional District 5 Run

Frank Pallotta announced today that he has formed an exploratory committee of industry leaders and experts to begin a comprehensive assessment of the issues facing NJ, ahead of a potential run for US Congress in District 5 NJ. “I have decided to seriously consider the possibility of seeking the Republican party’s nomination to run in 2020 against former Clinton speech writer, Josh Gottheimer,” said Pallotta. “In the coming months, I plan to travel the district to meet with residents, town officials and party leaders to discuss the current challenges facing our district, state and country,” stated Pallotta.

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Are You Looking for Restaurant Insurance?

Insurance, especially in the hospitality industry, is a necessity today. No matter how small you think your restaurant is, it is exposed to a multitude of risks that could wipe you out of business in an instant. It is important to understand what risks your restaurant is exposed to in order to be able to protect yourself against losses.

Here are 5 important factors to put in mind when looking for an insurance cover for your restaurant;

i) Food poisoning

Your restaurant will always strive to ensure food safety through proper handling and by ensuring that you avoid spoilage and cross-contamination. An occasional slip by a not-so-vigilant employee could result in food poisoning for your patrons. Extended power outages could also result in food spoilage. This is why it is important to consider taking up an insurance cover for food contamination.

ii) Fire Safety

This is an absolute necessity if alcohol is on the menu in your restaurant. You never know when a drunk will start a fight and cause bodily harm or damage to the property. Such fights can result in lawsuits against your restaurant. It is, however, important to keep in mind that it is illegal to sell alcohol to minors and such claims won’t be taken up by your insurance. Be keen to also observe local laws regarding the sale of alcohol.

iii) Equipment Breakdown

Equipment will at times break down, whether from power surges, mechanical failure or irregular maintenance. Such breakdowns can be costly to the business without a proper insurance cover. Such a breakdown can result in loss of income and extra costs in replacing equipment. When looking for Restaurant Insurance, it is important to get a cover that protects you in the event of the breakdown of equipment.

iv) Theft and fraud by employees

Internal theft by employees is one of the biggest challenges players in the hospitality industry face today. You are bound to experience some form of theft or fraud by your employees. Sometimes the theft is minor that you can let it go with a warning, but at times it so big it results in the restaurant experiencing huge losses in income. Whether it is theft of cash, foodstuffs or the assets owned by the restaurant, you need to be adequately prepared for when it happens by getting the right cover.

v) Insurance cover for Liquor Liability

There are safety requirements, such as fire fighting equipment and training, that you will need to fulfil before getting a license to operate your restaurant. This is aimed at reducing the risk of fires occurring and the severity of them should they occur. In as much as you may feel this is enough, you may still need to get a cover for the property against fire. There is also the risk of fire from an arson attack.

Getting the right insurance policy for your restaurant is not an easy task and you shouldn’t hurry it. Shop around and if need be, take different insurance policies for different risks. It might seem expensive, but losing all your investment to a simple risk that could have been covered will be more painful.