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Archive for the ‘Diet’ Category

The Most Common Food Intolerance Worldwide

Pop quiz! Which of the following is the most common food intolerance worldwide? Gluten (wheat) Lactose (dairy) Soy Sulfites (preservatives) None of the above If you guessed lactose, you’re right. Let’s take a look at this common culprit for digestive issues. What is lactose intolerance? This is a condition where the body is unable to…

Your Pancreas and You

Chances are, the only time you’ve heard of an organ in your body called the pancreas, it had to do with cancer. Celebrities like Patrick Swayze and Steve Jobs both died highly publicized deaths of pancreatic cancer. But what is the pancreas, and what does it do in the body? Let’s take a look. The…

Nourishing Your Gut Microbiome

All of the autumn leaves have been raked and bagged, the outdoor temperatures are falling, and there just might be some snow in time to grant your wish for a white Christmas. Carols play at every store, cheerful lights brighten houses, and yummy smells of our favorite holiday foods fill the air. There’s no mistaking…

The Ins and Outs of a High Fiber Diet

You’ve probably heard it at the doctor’s office, on televised public health ads, and when you browse Internet health sites: eating a high fiber diet is good for you. Great advice. But what exactly is a high fiber diet and why is it good for you? Read on to find out. What is a high…

8 Lifestyle Choices that Combats Acid Reflux Disease

What is acid reflux disease, you ask? Let’s start with a quick biology lesson. Your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the valve that allows food to travel from your esophagus to your stomach, but not back up. Acid reflux disease, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), develops when the LES is damaged. Your stomach contains hydrochloric…

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