Every Pound has a Story

We eat

when we are happy

We eat

when we are sad

We eat

when we are celebrating

We eat

when we feel bad

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What is a leaky gut?

A leaky gut is exactly what it implies – intestinal permeability. Let’s imagine that you have a system that regulates what is beneficial to your health and what can do damage. This is our own immune system which is in the lining of the intestines. There are certain foods that will cause inflammation and tears in the lining such as wheat, alcohol and [Read more…]

Fecal Transplantation

For more than a century treating patients with beneficial bacteria and probiotics have had only limited success. The problem may lie in our ignorance of precisely knowing how these micro-organisms in our bodies affect our health. A better understanding of these microbes might give the medical profession a new way to fight some of the diseases. [Read more…]

Saliva and Digestion

It is well established by now, that your health begins in your gut.

You may not give your digestive system much attention on a day to day basis but remember how you feel when you are constipated or have a diarrhea. You feel sluggish, uncomfortable, unmotivated and possibly depressed.

That is because weight management, blood sugar control, mental clarity and mood disorders are all related to your digestive functions. [Read more…]

Stress and Weight Gain

Stress is a way of life in the 21st century. For some people stress is often tied to an increase in appetite. It is a time of setting priorities and getting through the rough times. Feelings of anxiety and depression are contributing to a need for comfort and to balance the immediate crisis the go to remedy – food. [Read more…]

The Ultimate Weight Loss Formula

 The average person will gain approximately two pounds per year and that doesn’t seem to be much of a concern, but over the period of 10 years this amounts to about 20 pounds, over 20 years to 40 pounds and over a period of 30 years it can add up to 60 pounds.

One day you look in the mirror and you ask yourself “How did this happen”. You know the answer. Even if you have been following a reasonably healthy lifestyle, a slower metabolism and a sedentary lifestyle can make you gain weight in all the wrong places. There is a way to lose weight quickly and safely.

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Syndrome X

If you are putting on weight around the waistline despite healthy eating habits. If you feel constantly tired, relying on snacks or coffee to get you through the day? The problem might be Syndrome X.

A commonly accepted definition of Syndrome X, also referred to as metabolic syndrome, might be a generalized disorder whose four main symptoms are hyperglycemia (a greater than normal amount of glucose in the blood)  hyper-lipidemia (an excess level of blood fat), [Read more…]