Low stomach acid

Low stomach acid

Here is a list of symptoms commonly associated with low stomach acid Bacterial/fungal overgrowth Bad breath Belching Bloating Diarrhea and constipation Distension Fatigue Food sensitivities A feeling of fullness Gas Headaches Heartburn Increased incidence of parasitic infections Indigestion Malabsorption problems Nausea Nutritional deficiency Rectal itching Stomach pain and distress Unexplained hunger Vomiting Weakened hair, nails, […]

Sleep: a necessary annoyance!

Sleep: a necessary annoyance!

Sleep! Why is it important? Sleep heals the body. hormones are released for growth and development regulates appetite hormones helps the body burn fat efficiently decreases sugar and excess carbohydrate cravings –helps control weight consolidates memories and deletes unimportant information moves memories to long-term storage to make room for new ones increases your efficiency at […]

Adrenal Fatigue: how to bounce back!

Adrenal Fatigue: how to bounce back!

Adrenal Fatigue The adrenals glands, which rest on the top of the kidneys, release stress managing hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. They also help convert protein, fats, and carbohydrates into available energy, help the thyroid with metabolism, and help regulate sex hormones. Prolonged stress, inadequate nutrition, lack of quality sleep, and lack of exercise (low […]

Cholesterol: Are your numbers too high?

Cholesterol: Are your numbers too high?

Cholesterol is an interesting topic. There has been more research on it lately. It is not a good predictor of heart disease, as once thought. While a cholesterol level of 300 or more or a past heart attack may need to be addressed with a Statin drug or a red yeast rice supplement, an elevated […]

Stress

Stress

Our bodies respond to stress by secreting adrenaline, epinephrine, norepinephrine for short-term responses and cortisol for sustained stressors. However, our bodies were not meant to stay in a stressed state and too much stress for too long can be harmful to our bodies. Even good stress can cause damage to our bodies. Stress can come […]

Healthy Cooking and Eating Tips

Healthy Cooking and Eating Tips

Plan and prepare The biggest mistake people make is not planning their meals and snacks. Have pre-cut veggies and easy to grab fruits, string cheese, and quick protein sources to curb hunger. Prepare salads, steamed vegetables, and grilled or crock-pot chicken to have for meals and snacks at the beginning of the week. Don’t let […]

Endocrine Disruptors: please don’t disrupt me!

Endocrine Disruptors: please don’t disrupt me!

First, what is the endocrine system? The endocrine system regulates all biological processes in the body including development of the brain and central nervous system, reproduction, metabolism, and blood sugar. Glands and hormones in the endocrine system include, but are not limited to: Adrenal glands – produce and release the hormone cortisol Hipicampus – center […]

Pesticides, what harm can they do?

Pesticides, what harm can they do?

Beautiful fruits and veggies at a cost Picking five servings of fruits and vegetables, that have been properly washed and/or peeled for serving, from the list of the most contaminated fruits and veggies would cause you to consume an average of 14 different pesticides a day. According to a study done by the USDA. What […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the plantar fascia, connective tissue that connects the heel to the base of the toes. It can cause heel pain, especially in the morning after waking or after sitting for prolonged periods of time. Most people feel as if they are walking on tacks and […]