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When a Food is not your Friend

As the saying goes, ‘You are what you eat’. What happens if you are reacting to what you are eating? Most people don’t think twice about eating a breakfast of eggs and toast and a glass of milk or orange juice, but if there is food sensitivity, this could result in many unpleasant symptoms that could even be life threatening. Food sensitivities are due to a toxic reaction to food and include food allergies and food intolerance. Let’s discuss food allergies first. Your digestive system is a barrier between the outside world and the inside world of your body. It...
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What’s in Your Toilet?

This month we are going to discuss poop.  Many don’t really pay attention to what is coming out the other end. Shocking, I know. What your stool looks like is an important indicator to what is going on in your digestive system, as well as your overall health.    So what does a healthy stool look like? Typically, a healthy stool is medium brown. This is in large part because of bile.  Bile is formed in the liver and secreted by the gallbladder, is incorporated into the food that you have eaten to aid in digestion. Bile is actually dark...
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When you eat, chew and swallow food, it travels from your mouth down your esophagus into your stomach. At the junction of esophagus and the stomach is a muscular band called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter or LES. The LES, when behaving properly, should allow ingested food and liquid into your stomach and then tighten up again to avoid regurgitation of the stomach contents. If the LES becomes flaccid or faulty, contents from your stomach can travel back up or reflux into your esophagus and even up to your mouth, and irritate it. People use the terms heartburn, acid reflux and GERD...
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Monkey Mind

  We live in the Age of Distraction. Yet ironically, the success of our future is influenced by the ability to pay attention to the present.   The behaviors of being still and slowing down are not only dismissed but carry the reputation of being unproductive, a waste of time, even lazy. Nothing could be further from the truth. By slowing down and being present, our ability to see our situations with more clarity improves, as does our mental resilience and flexibility. Some of the most profound moments come from watching the grass grow.