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Using Antacids for Acid Reflux Raises Stomach Cancer Risk; Instead Address the Root Cause

A recent study found regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for acid reflux raises (or GERD) the risk of stomach cancer. PPI users (Prilosec, Prevacid etc.) in the study had twice the risk for stomach cancer compared to those who used H2-receptor acid reducing drugs (Tagamet, Pepcid). About 20 [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Categories: Functional Medicine|Comments Off on Using Antacids for Acid Reflux Raises Stomach Cancer Risk; Instead Address the Root Cause

Counting carbs? Carbohydrate density matters most

If you are counting carbs to stabilize your blood sugar, lower inflammation, balance hormones, or lose weight, experts say looking at carbohydrate density is a more important strategy. Carbohydrate density measures how many carbohydrates are present per 100 grams of food. Low carb density foods don’t raise your risk of [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Categories: Functional Medicine|Comments Off on Counting carbs? Carbohydrate density matters most

Plenty of sunlight needed for a good night’s sleep

It’s now common knowledge that nighttime exposure to computer, tablet, and TV screens sabotages sleep —the light they emit simulates sunlight, thus suppressing sleep hormones. However, plenty of daytime sunlight is vital for good sleep. Most of us don’t get near enough. Research shows the average person spends less than [...]

Suffer from chronic health issues? Eat real food!

When you’re starting on a new health journey, knowing what to eat can seem confusing. For starters, there is a ton of conflicting advice out there, with proponents of each diet insisting their diet is the healthiest. The truth is, the best diet depends on which one works best for [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Digestive Health, Functional Medicine, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Suffer from chronic health issues? Eat real food!

What is Leaky Gut and Why Should You Care

Is leaky gut as bad as it sounds? Does stuff really leak out of your intestines? The truth is, contents of the small intestine do escape through the wall into the bloodstream. It also can be pretty bad by way of triggering many different inflammatory disorders and autoimmune disease, a [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Digestive Health, Leaky Gut Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What is Leaky Gut and Why Should You Care

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