Diet Digestion Natural Remedies 

Natural Heartburn Remedies

Acid reflex is a condition that plagues many people. Although there are a number of prescription and over-the-counter medications available, many sufferers prefer to take a natural approach to the problem. Fortunately, there are a number of effective natural remedies for acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the digestive juices in the stomach come back up into the esophagus through an action known as reflux. Another name for the condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.  The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, a burning sensation in the chest…

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Diet Supplements 

Why You Should Never Rely on Vegetarian Omega-3s, Unless It’s This One

Omega-3s have been in the news quite a bit lately. It’s not that researchers are just discovering how good they are for us, it’s more that people are becoming more and more aware of how healthy they are. Recently the American Heart Association wrote a study called  “Fish Consumption, Fish Oil, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and Cardiovascular Disease. It said: Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown in epidemiological and clinical trials to reduce the incidence of CVD (cardiovascular disease) Evidence from prospective secondary prevention studies suggests that EPA+DHA supplementation ranging from 0.5 to…

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Diet Wellness 

Evidence Shows Vitamin D Supplementation Could Cause Early Death

For years doctors have advised people to get more vitamin D in their diet. Part of that is to help build bones, and the other is to help protect the heart and help reduce inflammation. The reason for supplementation is because getting it from the sun isn’t always the best idea, or even always possible, and so physicians have begun to recommend that vitamin-d supplements be used instead. The problem with this is vitamin-d supplementation done in the absence of a very important cofactor can actually create a dangerous environment for…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

Making Sense of Advice about Tea and Diabetes

Should you drink tea if you have diabetes? What if you don’t have diabetes, but you’re concerned that you may be at-risk? The advice can be confusing. European studies that compared tea consumption with the incidence of Type 2 diabetes found that populations that drink 4 cups of tea a day are up to 20% less likely to have Type 2 diabetes. But what kind of tea is best? One report on the site, Europe PubMed Central, called “Having a Promising Efficacy on Type II Diabetes, It’s Definitely a Green…

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Diet Wellness 

New Evidence that Fasting has Unexpected Benefits

According to Science Daily, the University of Southern California has published a new research report that contains the first evidence that fasting may trigger “stem cell-based regeneration of an organ or system.” According to the report, fasting for two to four days at a time over the course of six months lowered white blood cell counts in both mice and humans. Researchers are still seeking more evidence for benefits in humans, but, for the mice, it also appeared that the mice “flipped a regenerative switch.” Fasting mice showed evidence of…

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Diet Digestion 

Why Gluten Free Might Not Work to Cure IBS, And the Weird Thing That Could

For about a decade now people have been encouraged to go “gluten free’ in an attempt to manage annoying, and sometimes catastrophic stomach ailments. For many people IBS has ruined their lives. And a good portion of those suffering from IBS have found relief in going gluten free. But not all of them. And that’s caused quite a bit of frustration for people who have given up their favorite foods only to find out it didn’t help manage their discomfort and pain. Research has shown the reason many people who…

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If You Have Stomach Troubles Knowing What FODMAPS Is Could Help

You’ve likely never heard of FODMAPS. Chances are you will in the near future, and that’s because FODMAPS is the new “Gluten Free.” Or it could be. The reason the Gluten Free diet exploded in popularity is because many people who switched to it began to feel better. Their symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea, mind fog, etc. began to go away. But this wasn’t true of all people who went gluten free. Some ditched the gluten and still felt terrible, and they didn’t know why. The reason might be they…

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Diet Digestion 

The Reason Gluten Free Might Not Cure IBS Problems

Over the past few years many people have switched to gluten free in an attempt to manage disorderly IBS problems. And while many have seen an alleviation in symptoms, not all have. The reason for this is many people have an additional reaction to a different kind of food substance commonly found in gluten free foods. So what gives, why do some people go gluten free and still suffer gas, bloating, diarrhea, mental fog, and other symptoms related to IBS? The reason is people react to sugar and fiber proteins…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

5 Surprising Benefits of Green Tea

For hundreds of years cultures in Asia have been drinking green-tea. It was long used ceremonially and for dinner parties, and it’s unlikely these people groups knew just how powerful green tea really was. Fortunately, with recent research, we’ve been able to uncover what makes green tea one of the most potent health super-foods to “come on the scene” in some time. The reason green-tea is such a wonderful health food is because it contains certain flavonoids known as catechins. One in particular is an antioxidant Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). This…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

Is Eating Red Meat As Bad As They Say? The Answer May Surprise You

There’s such thing a thing as good advice…and there’s also bad advice. Good advice usually comes from solid observational studies. Bad advice comes from hearsay and observational studies. When it comes to red meat there is no real reason to avoid (read to the end to see the caveat on that). The links between the consumption of meat and both heart disease and cancer are frivolous and unfounded. The few studies we do have of red meat contributing to cancer are all observational studies. Thus the results are skewed and inconclusive. To see…

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