How often do you have a bowel movement? It’s not something a lot of people like to talk about. You might find it embarrassing or gross. In many cultures around the world, the healthy number of bowel movements is 2-3 per day, and they should be easy to pass. Any less than 2 per day […]
Not all fats are created equal. There are good fats and there are bad fats.
For years we were told to avoid fats. Low fat foods and non-fat versions started lining the grocery store shelves. Unfortunately, food manufacturers didn’t use all the right information. It’s not so much an issue of eating fat, but rather an issue […]
Your intestinal health is incredibly important for digestion and nutrient absorption. Symptoms of stomach pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea can all be signs that something is wrong. You may have heard of IBD and IBS. They can often be confused because they sound so similar, and a few of their symptoms are alike. IBD stands […]
You’ve likely heard of antioxidants before. But what exactly are antioxidants, and why do you need them?
Antioxidants are compounds found naturally in the foods that we eat. Our bodies even make some of them, but today we are going to discuss the ones we need to eat to stay in optimal health. Fruits, vegetables, and […]
Aloe vera is often used for sunburn relief or to sooth inflamed skin. But for internal use the list of aloe vera benefits is even longer.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant that thrives in warm climates. It contains two medicinal substances; gel and latex. The gel is a clear substance held inside the leaves. It […]
Many people today deal with some kind of digestive issue that can impair the body’s ability to absorb and utilize nutrients. Acid reflux is one of the more common digestive complaints people have. Many people relieve the discomfort of acid reflux by taking over-the-counter antacids, which help to reduce the pH (acidity) of your stomach acid, […]
I recently attended a national conference in Las Vegas called PAINWeek. It’s where practitioners in the medical field come together to discuss the topic of pain. Chronic pain is a complicated issue, and prescription medications are not enough. The best approach to chronic pain management is a holistic approach.
This year I shared two presentations at PAINWeek. […]
Turmeric (Curcuma longa), sometimes referred to as curcumin, is a spice we should all eat more of. Research shows that turmeric reduces inflammation and may help fight indigestion, infections, and cancer. Curcumin is the most active ingredient in turmeric.
I often get asked by my patients out of all the artificial sweeteners, which one is best. Especially for diabetics, but there is no easy answer. Here’s the problem: None of them are completely free of the risks, there are potentially severe side effects of artificial sweeteners given long-term use. We don’t know if sweeteners like aspartame, […]