Digestion

How to Get Better Sleep...Tonight

…to bedtime, the greater the effect. * Don’t eat right before turning in. If you eat right before bed, your stomach is still working hard to digest that meal when you are trying to nod off, and it can make sleep elusive. For better sleep, try to avoid eating 2–3 hours prior to bedtime. If…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…oil is markedly different. Two-thirds of coconut oil’s saturated fats are medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are easier for your body to digest and break down than the long-chain triglycerides in most other fats. They’re also metabolized differently. Rather than being stored as fat,…

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Burning Energy and Losing Weight

…often produce excessive amounts of insulin. The foods that stimulate the highest production of insulin are carbohydrates, particularly rapidly digested refined carbohydrates like white flour and sugar. Protein foods provoke some insulin response, but it is far less than that of carbohydrates, and…

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5 Immune-Boosting Secrets Big Pharma Won't Tell You

…probiotics, which is a fancy term for healthy, live, essential bacteria. These critical bacteria are the “immune-boosters” of your digestive system—lining the walls of your intestines with healthy flora that crowds out bad bacteria. Look for a product that provides Lactobacillus…

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Lower Blood Pressure With Probiotics?

By now, I’m sure you’re familiar with the digestive health benefits that can be obtained by eating foods that contain probiotics and/or taking a probiotic supplement. However, as I’ve shared in the past, this is just one of many health benefits of probiotics. Others include immune…

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Natural Treatments for Autism

…mercury-containing fish and eating only pesticide-free produce is also recommended. Because these kids often have poor nutritional status due to digestive problems and limited food choices, targeted nutritional supplementation is very important. In a landmark study of autistic children, more than…

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…resistance. Given how common metabolic syndrome is, insulin resistance is surprisingly misunderstood. So, here’s the 25-cent tour. After your digestive system has broken down the food you eat into its basic constituents, nutrients enter the bloodstream. The presence of glucose (sugar) prompts…

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Safe, Natural Treatments for Anxiety and Stress

…with other treatments. Patients at Whitaker Wellness have had particularly good results with reflexology for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, digestive complains, headaches, and other conditions in which stress plays a role. For times of acute stress and anxiety, I never recommend dangerous and…

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Acupuncture Benefits: The List Goes On and On

…conditions listed above, acupuncture benefits many other health concerns, including addiction control, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, hypertension, infertility, joint pain, nausea, and sciatica. Acupuncture Gave Enid Her Life Back Enid came to Whitaker…

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4 Secrets for Eating Your Way to Better Heart Health

…pieces per day. You should also avoid starches, sugars, and other carbohydrates with a high-glycemic index. They are rapidly broken down in the digestive tract and cause sharp spikes in blood sugar. High-glycemic index foods contribute to insulin resistance, which is a common underlying cause of…

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Little-Known Uses for Lemons

…significantly reduces the risk of developing kidney stones. Drinking a cup of warm water with lemon juice in the morning may also stimulate the digestive process, flush out toxins, and make the bowels function more smoothly. The final health benefit of lemons I’d like to pass along is one that…

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Health Benefits of Bone Broth

…bone broth is rich in glucosamine, chondroitin, gelatin, and collagen, which support all of the body’s connective tissues. The immune and digestive systems also reap the benefits of bone broth. It’s chock-full of amino acids, calcium, magnesium, and other vital minerals that play a role…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…of beneficial bacteria that reside in the intestinal tract—are actually good for you. Probiotics are best known for their role in digestive health, but research has shown that they can help many other aspects of your health. Here’s some of the evidence. Health Benefits of…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…percent. Increased intakes of carotenoid-rich foods are also associated with decreased rates of cancers of the ovary, mouth and pharynx, lung, digestive tract, endometrium, and breast. Benefits of Carotenoids: Protection for Your Skin Research has also shown that taking 30 mg per day of…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…status, some conditions call for more intensive doses. This can best be accomplished by administering it intravenously, thereby bypassing the digestive tract and efficiently delivering it to target tissues. At Whitaker Wellness, we’ve had particularly good success treating patients who are…

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Diabetes and Neuropathy

…sensation in the feet or hands, patients often experience weakness and loss of muscle control and coordination. They may also experience impaired digestion, carpal tunnel syndrome, erectile dysfunction, or other problems that are caused by nerve damage. And because they sometimes develop ulcers on…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

…getting her thyroid problems under control by supplementing with natural thyroid. She reports improvements in joint pain, hair loss, mood, and digestion. Ryan, 22, lost 60 pounds in 2½ years by cutting out fast food and desserts. Friends from high school hardly recognize him. Arthur lost 30…

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Is Juice Healthy?

…without dangerous prescription drugs! Cabbage Juice Heals the Stomach Roman statesman Cato the Elder wrote thousands of years ago that, as a digestive aid, “Cabbage surpasses all vegetables.” One reason is its high content of glutamine, an amino acid that serves as a primary fuel…

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Enhance Cognitive Abilities With Green Vegetables

…such as vitamin E. Not only do they lower the risk of declining cognitive abilities, these vegetables help give you more energy, promote healthy digestion, and improve overall health. That’s why I recommend that all my patients and readers center their meals around vegetables—especially…

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