Why You Should Think Twice Before Going ‘Gluten-Free’
May31

Why You Should Think Twice Before Going ‘Gluten-Free’

Now that isn’t to say that all people should be eating gluten instead. People with celiac disease and gluten-sensitivity should, of course, avoid wheat and other items that contain gluten like barley, rye, triticale, and bulgur. If the body’s immune system attacks gluten, then it will also destroy the lining of the small intestine, resulting in malabsorption of nutrients and abdominal pain that can then lead to other conditions...

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“My Healthy Habits were Making me Sick”: Three Women Share Their Stories
May26

“My Healthy Habits were Making me Sick”: Three Women Share Their Stories

If you’ve ever had symptoms that won’t go away no matter what you try, prescribed or over-the-counter, physical or mental, big or small, then I think you’ll enjoy reading the stories of Janna, Diana, and Maddie. Though their stories are very different, they have something very important in common: each woman, either suddenly or over time, was faced with a slew of physical symptoms that persisted despite her leading what she considered...

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Why I’ve Cut Oats Out of My Diet
May24

Why I’ve Cut Oats Out of My Diet

Oats contain a small amount of prolamin-type proteins, which can cause problems for people with certain food intolerance. Gluten is not one of these proteins. In fact, contamination is the only real reason why oats would contain gluten, especially when they are planted, harvested and processed along with other gluten-containing grains like wheat or barley. But if food intolerances are set aside, why would I avoid oats in my diet? Oats...

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5 Effective Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake
May18

5 Effective Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

We’ve all heard that sugar is bad for you. In fact, ‘sugar’ is the new ‘cholesterol’ we need to veer away from as it’s become the new culprit to bad health! But the media loves to look at the extreme of things to make them newsworthy and doesn’t always represent what’s actually good or bad for you. So before you throw out all your high sugar fruit and reach for that slice of bacon as a justification for healthy dieting according to...

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Personalizing Your Health Treatment Could Save Your Life
May16

Personalizing Your Health Treatment Could Save Your Life

The modern medical industry focuses mainly on cures for existing diseases based on generic protocols that are meant to work for everyone. But this one-size-fits-all approach neglects to recognize that we are all unique and therefore have different medical needs. Imagine two women: Andrea and Francesca, both of whom are 33 years of age and suffering from minor cardiovascular issues. Both have higher than normal cholesterol levels and...

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