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Archive for September, 2015:

10 Strategies to Eliminate IBS and Create Good Gut Health

Did you know the way you think about IBS could be all wrong? If you’re miserably bloated, constipated, and cramping, you need help, it won’t come from over-the-counter drugs. So what’s happening? Numerous culprits contribute to IBS, says Dr. Mark Hyman. Something is triggering food allergies, and aggravating the enteric nervous system in your belly, also known as the second … Read more.

Tomatoes

Late summer and early fall are the seasons of sweet, fresh, juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes. Though many are available year-round in United States, the best come during those late summer months. Tomatoes are actually fruits, but are usually lumped in with the vegetables, due to their slightly bitter, acidic taste. Once cooked, those qualities are tempered by their sweetness; hence, their … Read more.

How DHEA Optimizes Health and Improves Fertility

What in the world has happened to fertility in the last 100 years? In the 1900s, large families were not uncommon. Now fertility clinics are popping up everywhere to help parents have just one baby. According to Susie Cohen, one key ingredient to infertility is being overlooked. That ingredient is DHEA or DeHydroEpiAndrosterone. DHEA is the natural adrenal hormone, also … Read more.

Protect Yourself From Liver Damage

Most of us have acetaminophen right next to the ibuprofen in our medicine cabinets. You may want to consider how long you continue that practice. Both products have their drawbacks. Ibuprofen can hurt the gut. Acetaminophen can hurt the liver. Suzy Cohen, well-known wellness expert, has some ideas about how to protect your liver. Years ago, Cohen warned her readers … Read more.

Fiber

Fiber-rich foods include legumes, produce, grains, nuts  and seeds. A daily intake of 25 grams is adequate, but minimal. There are no health organizations or regulations putting limits on higher amounts. This is good because more fiber has not been shown to impact health negatively in healthy people. Just be sure your fiber sources are whole, natural foods. The best … Read more.

Manganese

Manganese: The basics Calcium, iron, zinc, or magnesium. We need them all. But what about the trace mineral, manganese? In the 1930s, studies revealed that our bodies need a bit of dietary manganese each day. Adults have just 15-20 mg stored in the body that can actually be ingested in one day. Manganese is best derived from a largely plant-based diet. … Read more.

The Green Tea Pee Connection

Green tea is well known for its myriad of benefits, not the least of which are anti-cancer properties and bladder protection. Green tea, or Camellia sinensis, is loaded with epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a substance that wellness expert, Suzy Cohen asserts “provides powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-fibrosis and cell protective benefits.” She notes that green tea, used for its diuretic effect, rids the … Read more.

How Chile Relieves Diabetic Neuropathy and Nerve Pain

Chile does a lot more than spice up your food. Chile’s heat comes from an internal compound called “capsaicin,” found primarily in the pepper’s seeds. Did you know that hot chiles actually heal? Chile actually has more vitamin C! According to health and wellness expert, Suzy Cohen, capsaicin helps with neuropathy, or nerve pain. A variety of syndromes, including post-herpetic … Read more.