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GUT PUNCH

tHE GREEK PHYSICIAN Hippocrates once proclaimed, “All disease begins in the gut.” As a healer who favored science, his investigations focused on food intake and digestion rather than superstition. Although the exact intestinal mechanics were unknown to this brilliant Greek more than 2,000 years ago, his words still ring true.

Nowadays, digestive and immune diseases are experiencing an uptick, and chronic inflammation, fatigue and intestinal irritability are more common than ever. With all our modern technology and ever-expanding knowledge on nutritional sciences, why now? It all comes down to your

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