Each of us has a community of bacteria and other microorganisms living inside of us referred to as the microbiome. Its made up of good bacteria (probiotics), bad bacteria and yeast that live symbiotically together. The benefits of probiotics to your overall health are far reaching. They contribute to healthy digestion, a strong immune […]
CAUTION: Some people with stomach ulcers are at high risk of bleeding and this can be life threatening. Always consult your health care professional to see if these natural strategies are safe for you to add to your treatment routine.
Having an ulcer is not only painful, it impairs your body’s digestive function. When you aren’t […]
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 […]
Diets don’t work.
Here’s the secret to weight loss: eat good food. We change our body chemistry every time we eat. Have some blueberries and kale salad. Grill a salmon. And make sure to eat some turmeric!
How Turmeric Benefits Weight Loss
Have you wondered how to use less salt in your food? Turmeric is the answer. It’ll spice up […]
What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly known as IBS?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has two main causes. One being, they’re constipated. And two being, they have food allergies.
Constipation can contribute to IBS resulting in intermittent diarrhea. Each person should have 2 healthy bowel movements per day.
Food allergies and sensitivities can contribute to IBS. Eating the wrong […]
How much stress do you carry? Most of us don’t realize it, but stress can have a greater impact on pain that we think.
Stress shuts down the systems in our body that needed for long-term health. That prevents our bodies from healing and curing our pain.
The stress response shuts down the functions you need to reduce pain. Stress decreases circulation, […]
We change our body chemistry every time we eat. In fact, diet is more powerful in preventing common diseases than either drugs or medical care. Learning about the glycemic index will help you reduce and prevent inflammation, stay slim, and reduce your risk of chronic diseases.
Glycemic Index 101
A few […]
Why Should I Eat an Anti-inflammatory Diet?
We need inflammation for many healing responses in the body. However, chronic inflammation is responsible for many damaging effects of common diseases. Eating well helps us balance the healing and harmful sides of inflammation. Since ancient times, inflammation has been described as redness, heat, swelling, and pain. We initially […]
What is Pain?
There is a famous drawing from the 1600’s that claims to show the pathway of pain, starting from the flame stimulating the skin and travelling directly to the brain to be perceived. That seems easy to understand.
The problem is that the drawing is oversimplified. New research shows more pieces of this complicated puzzle […]
As a medical professional, I’m shocked and frustrated by the non-food products that will kill us. High fructose corn syrup is one of them. There is no polite or better way to phrase this: high fructose corn syrup is poison. The effects of high fructose corn syrup are long-term and destructive.
Corn syrup causes almost every […]