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Eating Better, Feeling Worse? Why It Happens & What to Do

New year, new diet. “I will eat more plants”, you tell yourself, or something similar. A while later you are eating healthier. Your clothes fit a bit better. You feel good about your actions. However, on another level, you feel bad—maybe even worse. Digestive irregularity or discomfort and maybe headaches, mood swings, or fatigue. What gives? What might be happening—and how to fix it Eating better can confuse your body for a time. How ...

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Three Simple Tips for Avoiding Holiday Indigestion

Bloating, cramping, and gas: these are very common—and frustrating!—symptoms of indigestion. Most, if not all of us, will feel these symptoms at one time or another… and it’s most common after we’ve enjoyed an over-sized plate of something delicious at a holiday party. Isn’t “bloated and gassy” the last thing you want to be during a nice holiday get-together? It’s not exactly the best accessory for your favorite party outfit. Holiday season indiges...

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You are what you eat…well, almost.

You know that old saying “you are what you eat”? Well, it’s right, but it’s only 1/3 of the story. We are what we eat, but only if we digest it properly. So I prefer this way of saying it; "We are what we eat, absorb, and assimilate”. The food we eat goes into our mouth and then we chew it…hopefully, unless you’re a super speed eater. Then it goes into our stomach and small intestine where it’s broken down further and absorbed. Then these nutrient...

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Clean Sweeps with Probiotics

Clean Sweeps with Probiotics
The holiday season is usually filled with warmth, joy, and laughter from little children anxious to unveil their presents on Christmas day. For us adults, all the cooking, decorating, party hosting, and dinner receptions can become quite exhausting. It’s the season to indulge in gourmet meals, treat ourselves to irresistible sweets, socialize with friends and family, and drink divine liquors. However, all the excitement and celebrations often put a...

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