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What are proton pump inhibitors PPIs

What are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), what are proton pumps directly responsible for, what are proton pump inhibitors side effects as well as proton pump inhibitors side effects long term use and what happens when stopping proton pump inhibitors and, are over the counter proton pump inhibitors as bad as prescription proton pump inhibitors? Wow! that is a lot […]

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Why is breathing before eating important?

Why is Breathing Before Eating Important?

Why is breathing before eating important? Breathing is important before eating for many reasons. Before we take in food there are numerous functions taking place that we do not have control over. However, we do have control over two; breathing before eating and chewing. Before you bring that first morsel of food into your mouth […]

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Gut Health; How to improve gut health

Gut Health; How to improve gut health starts with the entire digestive system   Gut Health is becoming one of the fastest growing segments in the Health and Wellness industry. As the medical and research community race to understand the bacteria inside our gut along with how it relates to our health; researchers are also […]

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Emotional Connection to Food and Emotional Eating

Emotional connection to food starts with birth. We cry when we are hungry and we are fed; this begins the connection not only to the emotional connection to food but a life long journey of emotional eating. Breaking the Emotional Connection to Food Emotional connection to food comes from how we interact with others and […]

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Carrageenan and Unmanageable Digestive Problems

Carrageenan has been used as a natural food additive for over 600 years, coming from a natural source. However, it is highly processed and manipulated (classified as an algal polysaccharide) into inexpensive stabilizers and thickening agents used in dairy products, yogurt, ice cream, nut and rice milks, pudding, infant formulas, baby food, diet soda, medications, […]

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Causes of Constipation

There are many reasons for constipation, such as side effects from eating the SAD (Standard American Diet), medications, stress, lack of movement and insufficient amounts of the right nutrients. Notice that I did not say disease? I do not believe that it is disease that causes constipation, but rather the lifestyle affecting the disease or […]

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A Healthy Gut, A Healthy Body

Your body is made up of approximately 100,000,000,000,000 (100 trillion) micro-organisms and your intestinal tract has about a thousand known species, good and bad. In fact you have more bacteria in your body than cells (about 10 trillion). More than seventy five percent of your immune system is in your gut Some of the more […]

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Crohn’s disease; can you flip the switch off?

Crohn’s Disease Is It as Easy as Flipping a Switch? I came across an article “Genetic Cause of Common Disorders Revealed”  and it states that six common diseases; rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus and colitis arise from DNA changes located outside genes. The take away from the study is that common […]

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What is Cholesterol?

What is cholesterol? You need cholesterol in your body and you cannot live without it. Your liver produces about 1,000 milligrams a day of the fat-like waxy substance called cholesterol that is carried through your blood and is found in all cells of your body. What does Cholesterol do? Cholesterol helps to keep the membranes […]

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Preventing or Reversing High Blood Pressure

What is Blood Pressure? The human heart beats on average 70 times per minute, 100,000 times a day. With each heartbeat about 2.5 ounces of blood are pumped through your heart resulting in 1,980 gallons each day . Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of your arteries, veins and the chambers […]

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