Digestion

travelers diarrhea

Did you come back from Spring Break with more than souvenirs and a tan?

Traveling to foreign places is fun, exciting and full of wonderful new cultural experiences.  Unfortunately, it can be easy to pack home unwanted virus, bacteria, or parasites that can wreak havoc on your digestive tract. Common symptoms* most often include: Diarrhea Nausea Abdominal Bloating & Cramps Malaise (weakness, illness or discomfort) Rash Fever These side …

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bone broth recipes

Bone Broth Recipes

Bone broths are loaded with collagen and gelatin, which are good for skin and joints and instrumental in healing the digestive lining.  It’s also loaded with anti-inflammatory amino acids, vitamins and minerals which makes it a healthful remedy for nearly every ailment. Try these simple bone broth recipes! Bone broth is more simple than you …

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how emotions affect digestion

Are the holidays affecting your gut? How your emotions affect digestion

The holidays are upon us! Are the holidays a festive time for you or are those festivities mixed with a little stress?  With less daylight during this season, we should be spending time inward, peacefully snuggled up at home with a good book by the fire.  However the holidays call us out of our nest …

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seasonal allergies

Digestion Connection: Seasonal Allergies and Digestive Problems

I write about this topic every spring because I personally know that spring allergies are so annoying and debilitating. It’s finally warm and light past 7 pm. You go for a walk after work and it’s lovely. But then you start sneezing. Your nose is running and you have no tissues.  Farmer’s blow? Your sleeve? …

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Digestion Connection: Body Weight is influenced by Your Gut

Many of my clients have goals to lose unwanted weight. They are expecting me to recommend more vegetables and less sugar but are surprised when we also start talking about their gut. The amount of fat your body holds is a complex matter.  It involves a perfect balance of many hormones, food, exercise, stress management, …

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Digestion Connection: How Your Gut Affects Your Hormones

  When you think of hormonal imbalances you may not immediately think of digestion. But they are connected in a variety of ways.  In fact many of your hormones are connected to your gut (thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, insulin, and cortisol) but here we’re going to talk mostly about estrogen and your gut microbiome. An estrogen …

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Digestion Connection: How Stress Affects Your Gut

Have you ever had a stomachache during a stressful time- or even just a busy day? What about constipation while traveling, maybe an early morning flight outside of your regular schedule? Or maybe it seems like your whole digestive tract speeds up when you’re anxious about something – a performance, public speaking, a new job? …

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Out of Sight! Nutrition for your Eyes

Bugs Bunny had it right. Carrots are good for your eyes because they contain beta carotene (part of the carotenoids family), but that’s only part of the story. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant which converts into retinol, or vitamin A.  It’s the vitamin A that is essential for eye health since it maintains the health of …

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