Top 5 Lab Tests that Reveal Your Health Blind Spots

Is one of your goals this year is to improve your health? If so, you may have come across a trend called The Quantified Self. It is based on the Hawthorne Effect, the notion that we behave differently when watched. Put another way: when you track what you’re eating your choices become better. And when…

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The Birth Control Pill Can Trigger Indigestion

If you have been on the birth control pill or patch or even an IUD with hormones, and you have symptoms of indigestion, it is important to find out if there is a connection between them for you.   According to Dr Andrew Weil, a pioneer of natural medicine, the use of  birth control pills can…

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The Surprising Strategy to Help Your Acid Reflux Symptoms

Indigestion comes in many forms, but acid reflux symptoms can be especially uncomfortable   With heartburn day after day, you may be wondering if you’ll ever find relief. For some people, the cause of acid reflux can actually be addressed with chiropractic adjustments, providing lasting relief.   Since the medications commonly used to treat acid…

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Truth or Myth? Should You Avoid Drinking During Meals?

Have you heard that drinking during meals will dilute your digestive juices? Well, like most persistent notions around eating and health, there is a kernel of truth inside. There has been great emphasis on the importance of drinking 8 glasses of water a day to avoid many health problems, from constipation and gallbladder symptoms to…

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Caffeine and PMS Symptoms | Are They Connected?

Do you love your morning coffee? If you have PMS or perimenopause symptoms, it may be time to reevaluate your morning ritual. Find out which symptoms are most affected by caffeine intake, and what you can do about it.   Caffeine intake is associated with an increase in hormonal symptoms, especially hot flashes, insomnia, and…

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What Foods are Best for Your Nutritional Type?

It may be convenient to grab a bag of chips when your day is so busy you skipped lunch. But this simple snack may be causing you problems like indigestion in the long run. Skipping meals stresses the digestive system and snack food consumption over a period of time has been known to cause gallbladder…

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3 Easy Steps to Deal with Bloating and Nausea

The gallbladder plays a vital role in maintaining the digestive health of your body. An improperly functioning gallbladder can lead to embarrassing issues like gas and bloating as well as severe pain, cramping and nausea. Early signs of gallbladder stress such as nausea and bloating are often overlooked or explained away.  But dealing with these…

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Gallbladder or Reflux? | How to Identify Reasons for Abdominal Pain

Upper abdominal pain, just below the right rib cage, can indicate gallbladder problems.  The pain can be triggered by eating certain foods, such as fatty meals, but also by things as innocent an apple or even a glass of water. If you see your conventional medical doctor with these symptoms then you will probably be sent…

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3 Surprising Factors to Better Heart Health

DID YOU KNOW… • Heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans since 1900? • 1 in 3 Americans now have some form of cardiovascular disease? • Heat Disease is the #2 cause of death  for children under 15 years? Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease There are 4 well-established factors known to reduce the…

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Can You Have a Gallbladder Problem if Your Labs Are Normal?

With millions of people being diagnosed with digestive problems each year it is important to understand the difference between gallbladder disease and gallbladder dysfunction. Early stages of gallbladder symptoms are often ignored or explained away as something else. Symptoms like belching uncomfortable fullness gas and  nausea after eating pain under the right rib cage are often…

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How Does Stress Cause Acid Reflux and Indigestion?

Does your acid reflux get worse when you’re under stress? The “hidden factor” is the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol comes from the adrenal glands in response to any stress, whether it is an argument with your spouse, a car accident, or food choices that cause blood sugar problems. Whether blood sugar is too high or…

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Taking Prilosec (Prevacid or Aciphex) and Still Feeling Bad?

Are you frustrated by stomach upset that doesn’t quit no matter what you’ve tried? Drugs like Prevacid and Prilosec are often the first line of treatment that your doctor may offer. They work by blocking an enzyme that is necessary to produce stomach acid, which effectively shuts down digestion. The good news is that for…

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Anatomy of Acid Reflux | The Real Underlying Cause

All cases of Acid Reflux are not the same. There are two main causes of acid reflux and it is important to find out which one of these is underlying your symptoms so you can pick the most best treatment for you. Contrary to popular belief, acid reflux symptoms are not caused by too much…

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Use of Hormones Increases Risk of Gallbladder Surgery

Think about all the women you know who are on Hormone Replacement Therapy to manage menopause symptoms. Until recently, a woman had two choices: put up with the symptoms or take medication. But as we learn more about the risks of these prescription hormones women are looking for, and finding, better alternatives. As the body…

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Scary Side Effects of Medication for Acid Reflux Symptoms

Acid Reflux, also frequently called GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease) is a common digestive complaint. Unfortunately the conventional medicine approach of using acid blockers can cause long term health problems. People who take acid-blocking medications for the long term can become deficient in vitamin B12, which can lead to depression, anemia, fatigue, nerve damage, and even dementia.…

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