Why Should I Eat Avocado?

(See below for my favorite desert: Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe) There are so many reasons - and so many ways - to love avocado. A culinary delight, avocados provide up to 20 nutrients including fiber, vitamins K, C and E, as well as folate, magnesium, zinc, and potassium. In fact, they actually have four times more potassium than bananas! Unlike most fruits, avocado is low in carbohydrates and high in a healthy plant fat called oleic acid. Like olive oil, oleic acid has been linked to health benefits such as reducing inflammation, protecting cells against cancer, and reducing [...]

Why Should I Eat Avocado?2023-09-04T20:45:13+00:00

Leaky Gut, Causes and Cures

"Maldigestion, malabsorption, and abnormal gut flora and ecology are often found to be primary contributing factors not only to gastrointestinal disorders but also to a wide variety of chronic, systemic illnesses."

Leaky Gut, Causes and Cures2023-07-02T23:40:05+00:00

Dangers of PPI’s and Natural Healing of Acid Reflux

A physician such as Dr. Wells, who is helping a person establish a natural approach to relieving gastric reflux understands–and teaches their patient–that conventional drugs, at best, have only masked their symptoms ...

Dangers of PPI’s and Natural Healing of Acid Reflux2024-01-02T20:43:31+00:00

How do I know if I’m toxic?

Toxicity Self Test Rate each of the following symptoms on a scale from 0 to 5 (5 being the most severe) based on the past 30 days. Read more from Dr. Wells about detoxification. __ Diarrhea __ Constipation __ Belching, passing gas __ Bloated feeling __ Heartburn __ Total __ Itchy ears __ Earaches / infection __ Ringing in ears __ Hearing loss __ Total __ Mood swings __ Anxiety, fear nervousness __ Anger, irritability __ Depression __ Total __ Fatigue, sluggishness __ Apathy, lethargy __ Hyperactivity __ Restlessness __ Total __ Watery, itchy eyes __ Swollen, reddened, or [...]

How do I know if I’m toxic?2021-08-16T20:00:00+00:00

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse         Chia seeds were prized by ancient cultures as a source of sustainable energy. In fact, "chia" is the ancient Mayan word for strength. A tiny nutrition powerhouse, Chia is rich in dietary fiber and contains significant amounts of minerals and vitamins. One ounce of Chia seeds provides calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus among other micronutrients, very little fat, and just 138 calories. With a high amount of antioxidants and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, there are many health benefits associated with Chia seeds. Some studies indicate that people who regularly consume chia seeds [...]

Chia Seeds: Tiny Powerhouse2021-08-13T15:00:00+00:00

Reducing inflammation in the body

What is inflammation actually? Inflammation is a good thing!  Immune cells in the area send alert signals called cytokines and they bring healing to the area in need.  Cytokines cause healing and also cause pain. When it goes on daily, weekly, chronically is when our body gets out of balance.   In general, if our inflammation is high, any pain, strain, arthritis, or soreness will be felt more and can last longer than if we are in a healthier, lower inflammation state. We cannot exist without any inflammation as it’s needed to send signals for healing.  The problems arise [...]

Reducing inflammation in the body2019-01-16T19:27:22+00:00

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection   There's no doubt about it: what we eat, and how much we eat, has a direct impact on our physical health. But did you know that those same choices also influence mood, mental alertness, memory, and emotional well-being? Food can act as medicine, have a neutral effect, or it can be a poison to the body and mind.  When we have an imbalance, how do we know it is food?  The trick is to determine if the food you are eating is causing the issue or there is something else happening.  This is [...]

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection2018-06-23T17:00:43+00:00

Why can’t I sleep?

  Why can't I sleep?   Why it matters? A survey conducted by the American Cancer Society concluded that people who sleep 6 hours or less per night, or who sleep 9 hours or more, had a death rate 30 percent higher than those who regularly slept 7 to 8 hours. Even those who slept 6 hours or less who otherwise had no health problems had death rates 1.8 times higher than those who slept "normal" hours. Sleep is essential to LIFE! What happens when we sleep? Our brain goes through 4 stages of brain wave patterns that move [...]

Why can’t I sleep?2018-04-14T16:04:36+00:00

Another Cancer Cause Revealed

Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer diagnosed in men and women in the U.S. The American Cancer Society's estimates for 2014 are 96,830 new cases of colon and 40,000 new cases of rectal cancer. The lifetime risk is 1 in 20 or 5%. There are factors within our control to lessen our chances (research based) such as eating less red meat (beef, lamb, liver), especially processed meats (lunch meat, hot dogs). Also, increasing vegetable and high-fiber foods, and getting daily exercise have been proven to be effective. Obesity, is a strong risk factor within our control, as [...]

Another Cancer Cause Revealed2014-07-20T19:37:52+00:00

Why am I sensitive to certain foods?

What is happening to me?  Now I am sensitive to foods!  Finally, the body is trying to tell you what foods are harmful, the signal is getting louder, and you are hearing it!  These symptoms are truly blessings in disguise. As you may know, trying to figure out exactly which foods are bothering you can be maddening.  Everyone has 1 or more food intolerances, and have had them since birth.  Many of us don't ever notice symptoms, others notice and patch the symptoms with medications.  In recent years, with the surge of gluten intolerance, the idea of food intolerances is becoming more popular, so [...]

Why am I sensitive to certain foods?2014-06-28T01:41:25+00:00

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