Category Archives: Gastrointestinal Health


Stress Related Abdominal Fat: When Diet and Exercise Fails

Stress Related Abdominal Fat: When Diet and Exercise Fails

Many women and men may have noticed that no matter how skinny they are, and no matter how much they diet, at some time or the other, their tummy just seems to get bigger. Nothing seems to help, not even exercise. The truth of the matter is, you may have stress related abdominal fat. Belly […]

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 2

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 2

Read Part 1 Histamines and Inflammation Histamine is a messenger substance in the body that aids in cellular communication. In its role as a regulator in the body, histamine works in digestion in conditions of normal gut flora, lowers blood pressure, and regulates sleep patterns. Diamine oxidase (DAO) is an important enzyme that breaks down […]

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 1

Normal Gut Flora, Inflammatory Markers, and Chronic Illness – Part 1

The current epidemic of chronic illness not only in the U.S. but around the world has spurred considerable research into the role of normal gut flora and inflammatory markers in the development of these chronic illnesses. Much valuable information has been generated regarding inflammation as the apparent foundation of many of these conditions. Disruptors of […]

Sweet and Spicy Creamy Chicken Salad

Sweet and Spicy Creamy Chicken Salad

Foods play an important role in shaping your health. Many health problems can be corrected by following a healthy nutritious diet. Including whole fresh foods in your daily routine helps boost your immune system and offers a host of health benefits. Sweet, creamy, crunchy, and spicy, this creamy chicken salad with Bibb lettuce and radish […]

Prebiotics for Sleep

Prebiotics for Sleep

Insufficient sleep has become a public health problem, an epidemic, and linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, medical issues and many other occupational errors. The CDC has estimated in their latest calculations that 50-70 million American adults have sleep disorders! One unusual consideration that may help in this crisis is including prebiotics for sleep. […]

Easy Steps to Promote a Healthy Digestive System

Easy Steps to Promote a Healthy Digestive System

A healthy digestive system ensures a healthy life. Your body requires energy to function and survive. Food acts as a source of energy but your body cannot directly absorb nutrients from the food you eat. In the digestion process, your digestive system converts the food into simpler forms for easy absorption. The digestive system comprises […]

Fermented Bananas: A DIY Probiotic Delicacy

Fermented Bananas: A DIY Probiotic Delicacy

Bananas are healthy and delicious. They are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium and an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, potassium, choline, manganese, and vitamin B6. Bananas are amongst the most widely consumed fruits on the planet and, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, America’s favorite healthy snack. Fermented bananas […]

Is Mucilaginous Fiber All it is Cracked Up to Be?

Is Mucilaginous Fiber All it is Cracked Up to Be?

Mucilage is a slimy substance found in certain plants. It is usually formed by the plant sugars (polysaccharides). Its main functions are to store food, thicken plant membranes, store water, and help with seed germination. Mucilaginous fiber has a mending ability when it comes to humans and plays quite an important role in the body’s […]

A Hearty Chicken Stew Recipe for Health

A Hearty Chicken Stew Recipe for Health

What makes stews so good is that they are delicious, super-easy to make, satisfying, and above all, they are highly nutritious. Your family will love this hearty chicken stew recipe loaded with Greek flavors. Chicken thighs, with skin on, will make your chicken crisper while cooking. Olives, capers, artichoke and lemons add great flavor to […]

Delicious Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Recipe

Delicious Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Recipe

We all know the importance of eating healthy, and we seem to be constantly confronted with different options as to which way is the best. Truth be told, it’s mostly about balance and using natural alternatives to the unhealthy ingredients that many of us grew up using. As you will see in this delicious Southwest […]

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