Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Symptoms and Response

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Symptoms and Response

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome and what symptoms does it cause? Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a series of symptoms that include lower abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and nausea. As you can see, this is a diagnosis based on symptoms. The medical literature tells us there is no known cause

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Your Complete Guide to CBD

Your Complete Guide to CBD

Brief History of CBD Oil Many people assume that CBD is a new and innovative supplement, however, CBD has a rich history. Roger Adams, a chemistry professor at the University of Illinois first discovered CBD in the 1940s. Adams separated CBD oil from the hemp plant to study its properties and found it had many

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Nutrition Response Testing: How It Works

Nutrition Response Testing: How It Works

How to help your body heal itself through Nutrition Response Testing. Analysis of Your Body Nutrition Response Testing begins with analysis through the body’s autonomic nervous system, the system that regulates the actions of internal organs in our body. There is a finite amount of energy in the body. The body will protect vital organs...

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Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Impact Your Life (Part 2)

Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Impact Your Life (Part 2)

Contrary to popular belief, stress hormones (such as cortisol and adrenaline) are a good thing. When released appropriately, they provide mental clarity, physical strength, and overall brain and muscle efficiency that can be seen even as “superhuman.” Have you ever heard of the term “adrenaline rush?” This term refers to your body appropriately...

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Allergies

Allergies

What are allergies? Allergies are best defined as an abnormal response or reaction to normally harmless substances. It is also called a hypersensitivity reaction. This response is mediated by your immune system. Though allergies sometimes affect everyone differently, common symptoms include watery eyes, runny nose, nasal and sinus congestion...

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Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Impact Your Life

Don’t Let Adrenal Fatigue Impact Your Life

The term “Adrenal Fatigue” was formulated in 1998 by a naturopathic doctor, James Wilson, Ph.D. This syndrome was explained as a collection of related symptoms caused by insufficient adrenal gland function. In other words, when the adrenal glands operate inadequately, complications arise and Adrenal Fatigue syndrome can develop. Usually, the...

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Healthy Holiday Nutrition

Healthy Holiday Nutrition

The first requirement for Holiday eating is to have fun! The holidays are good for relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends over special meals. These are not meals you eat every day so you can indulge in some decadent foods. However, if we go overboard and throw all nutrition sense out, we end

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Supplements for Anxiety

Supplements for Anxiety

Anxiety is an excessive irrational dread of everyday situation and can be disabling. I am not addressing “Anxiety Disorder,” which is a psychiatric disorder that needs to be treated by a psychiatrist. My focus is the day to day feelings of anxiety that people have which may be persistent enough to affect their daily activities.

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Summary of Dietary Guidelines

Summary of Dietary Guidelines

Summary of dietary guidelines: Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. All food groups are beneficial for the different biological processes in our body, if we consume them in ratios that are needed for optimum health.(See previous blogs on protein, carbohydrates, fats). Fruits and vegetables contain both macro and...

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Macronutrients 3: Fats and oils

Macronutrients 3: Fats and oils

Fats and oils provide the fatty acids required for hormone production, membrane structure, brain tissue structure, cell growth, and energy. There are three broad categories of fats and oils; saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Trans fats are hydrogenated fats and are mostly synthesized by hydrogenation of oils. Fats and oils are...

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Underlying Cause of Most Chronic Diseases

Underlying Cause of Most Chronic Diseases

It is unreasonable to expect to completely resolve disease conditions without addressing the underlying cause of the disease. Conventional medicine is very effective in suppressing the symptoms of diseases and maintaining the function of relevant organs with drugs. The reason why those diseases are chronic is that they do not generally address...

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