Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Mighty Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Inside a lumpy, thick-skinned pomegranate you’ll find a treasure of jewel-like arils-ruby seeds surrounded by sacs of flavorful juice. Pomegranate is both richly sweet and tart and exceptionally refreshing. Savor the flavor by eating the arils by the spoonful, adding them to salads or to a bowl of Greek yogurt. Any […]

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Healthy Heart

Secrets to a Healthy Heart Long before the ancient Greek surgeon Galen carried out meticulous dissections of the heart, the Egyptians wrote about health and disease in relation to how the heart “speaks in vessels” with the rest of the body. Today, physicians may not associate the heart with the soul (or soul mates), but […]

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What sage can do for you

Clear Your Mind with Sage (Salvia officinalis) Sage, with its woody stems, grayish leaves, and lovely purplish-blue flowers, is a native perennial of the Northern Mediterranean coast and an herbal member of the mint family. If you’re only familiar with Sage for seasoning savory dishes, you’re missing out on a fascinating botanical remedy. Ancient Greeks […]

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Balanced Intestinal Flora and Probiotics

Probiotics and Balancing Intestinal Flora With 80% of your immune system located in your gut, having balanced intestinal flora is a major factor in defending your body against disease. Balanced intestinal flora is critical to the functioning of the immune system, synthesis of nutrients, and detoxification. Balanced intestinal flora is also necessary for regular and normal bowel […]

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What Happens in the Large Intestine

What happens in the large intestine Information about the large intestine seems to focus on colon cancer, colon polyps and colon cleanse; a result of the break down of the intestine. In order to understand how things can go wrong in the colon, first, we must understand what happens in the large intestine. In my Healthy […]

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Had Your Appendix Removed? You need to do this

3 Crucial Tips After Appendix Removal  One of the biggest question I get at live events after delivering my signature presentation on Digestion and Poop is “Karen what do you do when you have had your appendix removed?” The location of the appendix is right off of the cecum; the first part of the large […]

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The Appendix

The Appendix

The Appendix There is not a lot of information about the appendix. The appendix is crucial to our intestinal health and communicates with our immune system. It also happens to be my favourite organ because it has been labeled useless; it is always the quiet ones that do the most surprising.  The small intestines is […]

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Super Immunity Tips to Beat Coughs and Sniffles

Eating Well for Super Immunity in the Winter Months A healthy immune system is vital for helping your body deal with infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungus, and environmental toxins. As the winter pelts the north east, it becomes even more important to support your immune system by consistently eating a balanced diet, exercising, and […]

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Is the thyroid important

Is the thyroid important?

Thyroid disorders are more prevalent than we think and possibly the underlying cause to vertigo, insomnia, night sweats, weight gain, menopause symptoms and, also affects digestion particularly constipation. Let’s take a moment to find out what the thyroid does, how to know if there’s a problem, and how to keep your thyroid healthy. The thyroid is part […]

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Emotional Connections to Food

Emotional Connections to Food Emotional connections to food is real and a growing problem. Is it your fault?  Like soil to a seed, food is our foundation that encompasses what and who we are. Food influences how we feel and think. According to Epigenetics the study of chemical reactions and the factors that influence them, our […]

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