Health

Summertime: Pitta Season.

According to Ayurveda, India’s system of traditional medicine, each season has its own group of qualities and each quality has its antidote. Summer season is associated with pitta qualities and when out of balance, pitta causes fiery, reactionary emotions such as frustration, anger, jealousy, and criticism. Certain foods can add to the imbalance; spicy foods […]

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Cravings: What Your Body Is Trying To Tell You

Many people believe cravings are a sign of weakness, and often times feel guilty and flawed when they “give in” to their cravings. First off, this is bogus thinking and if you fall into this pattern you need to understand that cravings are not the problem. Nor are you. Your body is an amazing machine […]

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Major Causes of Stomach Bloating

Bloating is a common and uncomfortable symptom that many describe as feeling tight, full, and gassy in the abdomen. 50% who experience bloating claim that it’s accompanied by a distended belly. There’s plenty of tips on the internet on “How to Decrease Bloating”, from acupressure massage to the worst, antacids. The tips are to ease […]

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7 Natural Ways to Reduce Allergy Symptoms

The number of adults & children suffering from pollen allergies is rising. For some it means a few sneezes & sniffles, and for others it can be a hugely debilitating time. Hay fever and allergies is an area in which diet and lifestyle can play a key role, as a preventative measure & to help […]

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Hormone Havoc: Stress & Adrenal Glands

More than a quarter of U.S. adults say they’re so stressed they can’t function. Many experienced at least one symptom such as-headache, fatigue, feeling nervous or anxious, sad or depressed. Many experienced additional symptoms including feeling overwhelmed, a change is sleep patterns, or constant worry. The term “adrenal fatigue” has been used to explain a […]

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Different Types of Fiber

Dietary fiber has many health benefits from regulating gut bacteria to weigh loss and a central part of a healthy diet. Most people have a basic understanding of fiber but very few are getting the recommended intake of 25-30 grams a day. The current average in the U.S. is about 15 grams or less. Fiber […]

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How to Feel Better After Overeating

Overeating is totally normal-we all do it from time to time, in fact during the holidays there’s a cultural tradition that you’ll expect to overeat. So there’s no need to beat yourself up!  However, it’s also helpful to understand why you are experiencing pain or bloating. The combination of food, liquids, swallowed air and gas-consequence […]

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Signs Your Body Isn’t Absorbing Nutrients

Malabsorption is difficulty in digestion or absorption of nutrients from food. Gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunctions are the most overlooked and exceedingly common disorders today, affecting about 70 million Americans and counting. You might eat a healthy diet and take all the right supplements but if your digestive tract can’t break down and deliver essential nutrients and […]

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Are You Getting Enough Protein?

Many people are guilty of not eating enough protein, particularly vegans. Protein is a macronutrient powerhouse, made up of amino acids. Your body needs 20 different kinds of amino acids to function correctly. Amino acids help grow and repair body tissue, break down food, make hormones and brain chemicals (neurotransmitters). They provide energy and maintain […]

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Boost Summer Immunity

Summer isn’t typically a time of year that people associate with getting sick. However, change in the weather during summer leads to a shift in temperature, that leads to growth of certain viruses and bacteria. Crowded swimming pools and vacation spots are perfect breeding grounds for germs. This viral landscape can create health issues like […]

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Stressed? Alter Your Microbiome.

Stress suppresses the immune system, causes the largest volume of lost workdays, triggers episodes in diseases from asthma to gastrointestinal disorders, and is a major factor in top-killing diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Stress appears to do this damage in part by influencing our gut microbiome. This influence takes place via the gut-brain […]

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Baking Soda: Remove Pesticides from Produce

A study conducted by the University of Massachusetts, found that a 15 minute soak in water and baking soda is the most effective way to remove pesticide residue on produce. This comes at a good time, as prices for organic fruit & vegetables have rose 13.1% over the past year. For households struggling with the […]

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