Gut health and gut flora

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...

Have Less Sick Days With Honey Lemon Water

Of all the weight loss tips available on the internet, perhaps the most referenced and suggested is to drink a warm glass of water with honey and lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It may be a bit of an exaggeration to say that honey lemon water helps you lose...

Breakthrough science study confirms that probiotics can improve depression symptoms

Probiotics have a reputation for being a boon to gut health, but it may also have unexpected positive effects on mental health, according to new research. A study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology suggested that probiotics may be helpful in improving symptoms in patients with depression, ScienceDaily.comreported.For the study, researchers focused on 44 adults who had Irritable...

Purple potatoes may cut your risk of developing colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases, new research says

The first experience I had with “purple” potatoes was earlier this summer when my bride and I had several Army buddies over for a social gathering, and one of our guests brought a multi-colored potato salad as her contribution to the food table.I was flabbergasted, as was my friend’s hubby, who told me he’d...

Do you have the guts to fix your gut?

Everywhere you look, everywhere you read, there are countless advertisements for internal health improvements.To fix your bloating or your irritable bowel syndrome or your constipation, or your heartburn or your acid reflux or the countless other problems with you gut and your digestive system, take Mylanta or Maalox or Reglan, or Nexium, or Omeprazole,...
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