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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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Top Foods to Boost Men’s Health

Why it’s great to be a guy: chocolate is just another snack, car mechanics tell you the truth, and grey hair and wrinkles add character. The best part about being a guy: certain foods can boost metabolism and aid in prevention of guy-related health issues. When it comes to health, there are some differences between [...]

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The colon works best when it is full of water and indigestible plant fibre. This means lots of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes and raw nuts and seeds. The average North American transit time is 72 hours. Optimal is 12 – 24 hours The optimal body has two- to- three easy, formed bowel movements a [...]

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Pumpkin Seeds: The Little Seed That Packs a Powerful Punch

The pumpkin has been a part of American history longer than any other fruit. People have been enjoying pumpkin seeds since 7000 to 5500 B.C. Native Americans were using pumpkins and its seeds as a part of their diet and for medicinal purposes long before pilgrims set foot on what is now American soil. They [...]

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