Everyone knows the rhyme about beans being good for your heart, and most people can identify broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage as gassy foods. Did you know that avocados, garlic, bell peppers, onions, cucumber, artichokes, and asparagus are also gas-producing? Soy is also notoriously hard to digest. Many of these foods contain a complex sugar called raffinose, and/or fructose, both of which can cause gas. And it's not only vegetables; fruit can also give you gas. Apples, bananas, peaches, pears, apricots and oranges, along with dried fruit, all contain sorbitol, which is a sugar alcohol that's very gassy. You're supposed to eat a lot of fiber, about 25-30 grams per day. Dried fruit, whole grains, leafy greens - lots of healthy food is high in fiber.
Did you know on average individuals are likely to carry hundreds of gallstones? Even if you have not experienced any pain or trauma associated with gallstones, they are present in all of our bodies. The gall bladder is responsible for storing bile produced by the liver. The bile is stored in the organ until it is needed for the digestion of fats. The gall bladder also aids in the elimination of waste products from the liver into a part of the small intestine, known as the duodenum. Performing a gall bladder cleanse helps to rid the body of these unwanted gall stones. Some may believe that gall stones only become a problem once calcified however this is not entirely correct. Naturally, gall stones are produced as soft matter in the body giving them the ability to stick together. If the soft stones lump together there is a potential for the bile duct to become clogged.
Are you suffering from back pain, joint pain or any other inflammation in your body? Do you know that your diet is crucial in any healing process? Avoiding certain foods and taking the right supplements is essential to the healing process. Our clients visit us for a variety of reasons. We’ve noticed back pain is one of the common complaints. While there are a multitude of therapies available to treat back pain, have you considered that your diet may be slowing you down from healing? To speed up the healing process, we encourage the following: Try to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible: References: www.draxe.com www.arthrits.
October 10, 2016 by Annie
Psoriasis is a very common skin condition that many are aware of, but do you know what it actually means? Psoriasis actually changes the lifecycle of the skin cells causing a rapid build up of cells on the skin’s surface. These extra layers form thick “scales” which are very dry, itchy and sometimes even painful. Although this condition is typically considered to be a long-term and chronic it does go through cycles of flaring and remission. The symptoms are not consistent for every individual but may include some if not all of the following: Although anyone can develop Psoriasis, it tends to flare up as a result of specific risk factors and triggers. These may include but are not limited to: Although there is not a cure for Psoriasis, many treatment options do provide comfort and long-term relief.
Alopecia essentially is a scientific term for baldness. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles causing a person’s hair to fall out. Most often the hair will fall out in clumps leaving patches the size of a quarter. The amount of hair loss does vary among individuals. Almost anyone can develop alopecia. The disease is not limited to age, sex or race however if you have a relative with alopecia or other autoimmune disorders your chances increase significantly. At the moment there is no true cure for alopecia, but there are several ways to treat the condition. Most often drugs are prescribed that are used for other ailments or conditions. As technology and society have continued to develop over the years our world has inevitably become toxic through chemical manufacturing.