Gut health and gut flora

7 Foods for Optimal Gut Health

A happy gut makes for a happy life. Your gut controls your body, and an unhappy gut can leave you bloated, sad, mad, moody, and all sorts of other nasty things. The right foods can help keep your gut happy - and it doesn't take a ton of this food to do so. Only...

Gastritis Symptoms: 4 Natural Treatments for This ‘Sick Tummy’ Problem

Symptoms of this uncomfortable condition account for more than 2 million visits to the doctor each year in the U.S. alone. This is because gastritis symptoms can wreak all kinds of havoc on people’s digestive tracts, leaving them in all sorts of pain and discomfort.What is gastritis, you ask? It’s an uncomfortable digestive problem caused by...

Monday Solutions: How to Mellow Your Heartburn Pain

Heartburn is described as a burning sensation that can be felt in the chest specifically at the lower sternum. Such pain is caused by a reflux of digestive acid that shoots up and enters the lower esophagus thus resulting in a burning sensation and acute pain.This condition is also called as acid reflux, cardialgia,...

Am I Toxic? The Chemicals That You Didn’t Know Were In Your Body

So, I am well aware of the obvious "bad" stuff that I have put into my body. I used to smoke cigarettes, eat fast food constantly and thrive on caffeine and any other stimulant I could find to keep myself productive.I decided that I wanted to be healthier. So I made some big changes.Upon...

Gluten; To Be or Not To Be

I cannot pinpoint the exact time or place but seemingly overnight, gluten became the enemy. Suddenly almost every single package at the grocery store changed to exclaim, "gluten-free!", as if there was a massive public health warning about the dangers of gluten in food. Part of me thought, "well, this is the next diet fad;...

Candida, the Little-Known Cause of Many Health Problems

Candida is another one of those things that I simply felt left out about. All of the sudden it became common knowledge that this fungus was in our bellies and causing some serious issues.Here are some facts about Candida and the damage that it can do.Candida is a type of yeast that naturally exists...

How Your Tummy Affects Your Everything

The main event going on in our stomachs is the interaction between our immune systems and bacteria. In recent years there has been a huge movement in taking care of our tummys. We have all heard about the benefits of probiotics and many of us have experienced the unfortunate effects of killing too much...

Apple Cider Vinegar Detox; Which Recipe to Use?

So, we all know that apple cider vinegar is kind of a big deal. It is the go-to main ingredient in a host of detox drinks out in the natural healing world.Apple cider vinegar has so many benefits that it deserves an article in and of itself on why it's such a big deal...

What is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

I am not sure of exactly when it happened; but at some point in the last ten years, the term "Leaky Gut Syndrome" became a regular fixture all over the internet. This rather disturbing and strange term is self-explanatory.Leaky gut syndrome is when the lining of the intestines is worn down and thin enough...

A Few Simple Paleo Eating Ideas

A few years ago, I had run myself ragged going from doctor to doctor and taking several different medications to diagnose and solve my chronic stomach pain and irregularity.It was a grueling process to come to no real conclusion and actually be worse off than when I started. I spent nights in agony as...
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