Digestion Disease Healthy Foods Wellness 

How this Harvard-Trained Doctor Healed Himself

Dr. Akil Palanisamy is a physician who practices integrative medicine, and the author of a new book, The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease. His interest in holistic health grew out years of struggle with his own health issues. Palanisamy was graduating from Harvard and had been accepted to medical school at University of California, San Francisco, when he starting having pain in his wrist and numbness and tingling in his arms. The pain was diagnosed as repetitive strain injury (RSI). He was prescribed…

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Digestion Disease Health Studies 

New Hope for Crohn’s Disease

A new vaccine offers hope in the fight against Crohn’s disease.Researchers have conducted animal studies, and human trials will begin this summer. Meanwhile, fears are rising that the disease may be caused by a bug present in milk. One country with a very high incidence of Crohn’s disease is Scotland, where one in 200 people are living with the condition. Most victims are young people and children. Crohn’s can progress to bowel cancer, and as many as 75 percent of afflicted patients eventually need major surgery.

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Diet Digestion Health Studies Healthy Foods Supplements 

Get the 411 on Probiotics

Probiotics are a type of friendly bacteria that can benefit human health. The term “probiotic” comes from the Greek phrase “for life.” These live microorganisms live in your gut, and help support your body in a variety of ways. The benefits of probiotics have been demonstrated through numerous health studies. Health experts often recommend that clients take a high-quality probiotic supplement and consume food rich in probiotics. These include unpasteurized fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, lassi (Indian yoghurt), kefir (fermented milk), natto (fermented soy), and picked cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants,…

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Digestion Disease Exercise Wellness 

How Toxic Is Your Body?

Every year, Americans are exposed to 2.5 billion pounds of toxic chemicals, and 6 million pounds of mercury. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, 80,000 toxic chemicals have been released into the environment. Most of them have not been evaluated in terms of their impact on human health, and for the ones that have, the results are disturbing. The Environmental Working Group says the average newborn baby arrives in the world with 287 known toxins in his or her umbilical cord – so imagine how many chemicals may be…

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Diet Digestion Exercise Natural Remedies Wellness 

7 Ways to Detox (Without Juicing)

Our bodies are healthiest when we provide support with gentle detoxing. You probably know juicing is one great detox strategy, but there are others that are simple, effective, and enjoyable. Here are seven ways to detox that don’t involve juicing: 1. Choose foods without chemicals. The standard American diet includes pesticides, preservatives, processed oils, artificial flavors and colors, and other chemical additives. Buy organic as often as possible, and shop local at farmer’s markets. 2. Invest in a water filter. Tap water is often loaded with compounds like chlorine and…

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Diet Digestion Health Studies Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

8 Ways to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

Health enthusiasts have a special place in their hearts for apple cider vinegar, often affectionately called ACV. The raw, unfiltered variety is made from fermented organic apples, and at the bottom of the bottle you’ll see a little cloud called “the mother.” (Bragg’s is one popular brand, but there are several others.) Apple cider vinegar is rich in essential enzymes, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Here are eight ways to love it: 1. As an aid to digestion – Our bodies produce hydrochloric acid (HCL) as a component of our…

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Diet Digestion Healthy Foods Wellness 

The Gluten-Free Kitchen

Living a gluten-free lifestyle involves two steps. First you have to stock your kitchen with the very best gluten-free ingredients. Then you need to know how to substitute those healthy ingredients for the foods you want to eliminate from your diet. The book, Living Gluten-Free for Dummies, offers some great tips. Here are the foods and ingredients to avoid in a gluten-free diet: Wheat – Wheat is first on every list, and that includes any food with the word “wheat” in its name. Stay away from hydrolyzed wheat protein, wheat…

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Digestion Healthy Foods 

Are You Including This Excellent Protein Source in Your Diet?

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to take advantage of the high quality protein available from beans. With beans, you can get the protein your body requires without having to worry about harmful saturated or trans fats you may get from animal food sources. Beans are easy to incorporate into your diet. You can serve them in an omelet, toss them chilled into a salad, roll them up in a whole-wheat tortilla, or just include them in your meal as a tasty side dish. The Centers for Disease Control…

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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 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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