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Gut and Digestive Health

Avena sativa is the name for the common oat, a common ingredient in many common foods. Oats are grown around the world and are a dietary staple for many, many people and with good reason. Oats are very nutritionally sound and are a “good fuel” for the body; they help to stimulate the immune system and promote balanced blood sugar. [1] (more…)

Readers and clients often ask me about how they can lose weight around their mid-section. For most people, that is a consistently problematic area that doesn't seem to go away despite efforts with diet and exercise. Oftentimes, this extra weight comes from what we all know as the "beer belly." That unsightly pudge that comes with age is worsened by drinking too much alcohol and eating a variety of unhealthy/fatty foods, such as processed white flour, sugar, and foods low in fiber. The average can of beer contains 140 calories, […]

For many people, worrying about arsenic poisoning is akin to worrying about catching the bubonic plague. They believe it's something only found in history books. Unfortunately, even in today's world, arsenic poisoning is still a very real concern. Certain forms of arsenic are found naturally in areas with high concentrations of metal ore. When these metals are mined and brought up to the surface, arsenic is often times released into the surrounding soil. Once it is in the soil, it eventually works its way into any nearby ground water, which […]

Acid reflux, or heartburn, is characterized by a considerable burning sensation in the stomach and esophagus region. Extremely bothersome, there is a direct correlation between the foods we put in the body and the experience of acid reflux. When we eat alot of highly acidic foods, our body starts to become accustomed to this diet. In turn, our stomaches cannot sufficiently process the acid, and this burning liquid moves back up into the throat. (more…)

You can say you have diarrhea if you pass stools of liquid consistency more than three times in one day. Diarrhea strikes all ages at one time or another. On average, adults can experience diarrhea as many as four times per year. Usually, when this condition presents it clears up on it's own after a day or two. This is considered acute or short-term diarrhea and usually will not last 3 weeks. (more…)