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It might be more than what you ate.
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You'll feel lighter instantly.
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Trust us, you don't want it to become a regular occurrence.
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The digestive tract truly is the cornerstone to our health. The large surface area provides a barrier to a contained environment that manages exposures to food, chemicals, and infection. To mange these complex exposures, the gut is well equipped. The gut houses trillions of bacteria that make up our microbiome (referred to as the second genome) and help our bodies in the process of digestion, absorption and metabolism.
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Meet Joanne Gerrard Young, holistic nutritionist, master raw food chef and well-being educator behind The Healing Cuisine, who happens to also be the Brady-Bündchen family and friends' private chef when they are in town (Joanne is based out of Costa Rica).
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The epitome of health advice, drinking more water can sometimes be easier said than done. Between keeping track of your water bottle, remembering to take a drink every hour, and the constant trips to the bathroom, getting your daily quota can have you feeling as though you're sinking rather than swimming. The solution: Lemons.
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Feeling gassy and bloated is NOT normal.
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Citrus fruits have long been valued as part of a nutritious and tasty diet. The flavours provided by citrus are among the world's favourites, and not only does it taste good, but it's also good for us! Citrus and citrus products are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
Taking a look at your poop before you flush allows you be your own health detective. You can even potentially catch harmful conditions before they progress, such as parasite infection, leaky gut syndrome or even colon cancer.
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While 12-year-old boys may revel in the sound of their own gas, those plagued by excess gas will find that it is nothing to laugh about. Excessive burping, bloating and flatulence bring distress and discomfort to more people than would like to admit it.
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Dr. William Davis writes, "Modern grains are silently destroying your brain." That's right, a credible doctor told the public that wheat is killing us. Stephen Yafa argues that Davis' Wheat Belly misinformed the public about wheat: it is not the grain itself that is bad for us, but rather how the grain is processed.
Listen, I realize that this is a bit of an embarrassing topic but this is definitely a poop topic I wanted to cover because I know that most of us have had sticky poop at least once in our lives. And honestly, it's important to talk about it so we can resolve any issues happening in the gut that could be affecting our health.
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Smoothies have been all the rage for some time with prominent celebrities boasting about their nutritional value. So if you've ever tried to make a smoothie but felt terrible afterwards, you're not alone. So if you can relate and have always wondered "why do smoothies hurt my stomach?" then I've got a couple solutions just for you.
Optimizing your gut health is always a tremendous objective to help feel, think and look your best. This is where essential nutrients for life are absorbed and waste is removed. Below are my top 5 ways to cure your IBS.
Negronis are known as aperitifs. The term aperitif is a French word used to describe concentrated alcohols used in the middle ages, traditionally consumed before a meal to help whet the appetite. The word literally translates to "uncover or open." It's a punctuation mark to symbolize the beginning of a meal.
What do shellfish, tree pollen, bee stings, and peanuts all have in common? For many people, the mere mention of these foods brings up memories of itchy skin and watery eyes. In fact, many of us have also been conditioned that this is the ONLY form of an allergic reaction that has a serious impact on our health. But is it?
What do menstrual cramps, hot flashes, one bowel movement every three days and heartburn have in common? They are all symptoms we would classify as common, but none of them are normal. Taking control of one's health means eating well, exercising and sleeping sufficiently -- but also listening to your body.
Seeds contain the book of life. They have all of the genetic information necessary to create a new life. But what happened to all of the seeds? One word... convenience. We have bred our foods to make them more convenient by eliminating the most important part of the food.
By Madeline Vann, MPH; Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD There’s a reason why we call those intuitive leaps of knowledge that seem to come out of nowhere “gut feelings.” In fact, there’s a str...
Perhaps you have purchased a daily vitamin to obtain the nutrients you need for optimal health, or maybe you have a cupboard full of supplements to improve a condition or to increase energy. But how do you know if you're getting the most bang for your buck from your supplements?
Everything begins and ends in the digestive tract. If the digestive system is not fully functional, every single process in the body is affected. This is why it is so important to "be kind" to your digestive tract and not stress it too much. Things that stress the digestive tract are...
We don't usually think of bacteria as a good thing, but when it comes to your stomach, they're essential. In the right places and amounts, strains of beneficial bacteria called probiotics, and the prebiotics that feed them, are valuable to our health -- not to mention our waistlines.
Although we hear endlessly about the desire for washboard abs, in reality, we're not meant to have an absolutely flat abdominal area (so don't go sucking in your belly all day). There are actually thr...