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The Stress Mess – How Stress Messes with your Health

We all have some level of stress, right?  It may be temporary (acute), or long-term (chronic). Acute stress usually won’t mess with your health too much. It is your body’s natural reaction to circumstances and can even be life-saving. Then, when the “threat” (a.k.a. “stressor”) is gone, the reaction subsides, and all is well. A …

blood sugar

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable? Oh, the words “blood sugar.” Does it conjure up visions of restrictive eating, diabetes medications, or insulin injections? Blood sugar is the measure of the amount of sugar in your blood. You need the right balance of sugar in your blood to fuel your brain and muscles. …

Gastritis foods to avoid

Gastritis A friend was recently diagnosed with gastritis, here I share the protocol for the management of gastritis and other digestive issues. What you can do at home!   What is Gastritis? Gastritis is an over acid stomach with inflammation (and reflux) to the upper digestive is an uncomfortable condition that can lead to further …

getting fatter

Getting Fatter?

You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still getting fatter. Is this possible? Yes!  You are NOT crazy! And here’s why. We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument is an overly simplistic view of weight. There’s definitely more to the story than just what …

Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation… Do They Really Work? Well…yes, they do really work. The fact is, science shows definite health benefits for people who use mindfulness and meditation. Before we dive in, let’s just make sure we’re on the same page when we say “mindfulness” and “meditation.” “Meditation” is the ancient practice of connecting the body …

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Phytic Acid, The Mineral Reducer

Phytic Acid, The Mineral Reducer Have you heard of phytic acid being referred to as an “anti-nutrient?” Phytic acid is naturally present in most nuts, seeds, grains and legumes; Phytic acid is  the plant’s storage form of the mineral phosphorus and is used as energy when the plant starts to grow. The highest levels of …

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