Understand and Prevent Gallbladder Trouble in 4 Simple Steps

Your gallbladder looks like a baby eggplant. It is 4-5 inches long and it sits just beneath your liver, under the right rib cage. It’s job is to store bile and release it when needed to help you digest your food. The most common cause of gallbladder symptoms is an unhealthy lifestyle. A diet high…

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Indigestion Could Mean You Have an Unhappy Gallbladder

Unfortunately, maybe people don’t learn until it’s too late that they have gallbladder trouble. They end up having an unnecessary surgery. If you catch the warning signs early you can avoid having your gallbladder surgically removed. Your gallbladder is a pear shaped pouch situated just under the liver. The function of this tiny organ is…

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Gluten-free, Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

Wondering what to take to your child’s next school party or event? Since there are so many of us now who are avoiding gluten or dairy or eggs it can be challenging to come up with a treat that everyone can enjoy.These cupcakes were a big hit at our 10th graders’ family potluck. They don’t…

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The Real Scoop on Breakfast and Losing Weight

You make a simple decision every morning that has a significant impact on your health.   The decision about what to have for breakfast… or whether to have breakfast at all.   Maybe you’ve heard that eating breakfast is important to maintain your health and energy. But  you’ve also read articles that say you should…

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Excessive Burping? It Could be Your Gallbladder

Have you ever had a sumptuous meal, then ended with a distasteful burp? It gets embarrassing when you are amongst your friends and can’t avoid the groans given out by your stomach. Burping is a healthy body function, a way for the body to expel gas from the stomach through the esophagus and mouth.  The…

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Perimenopause Symptoms? | Change Your diet for the Better

Wouldn’t it be great if you could say goodbye to hot flashes, mood swings and all your other perimenopause symptoms? Well you can. Get started by making a few easy changes in your diet that can add up to big relief from your perimenopause symptoms.     Diet impacts your perimenopause symptoms in two major…

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Hormone Imbalance? The Problem Could be Your Gut

Have you gone to the doctor with hormonal symptoms – whether PMS or menopause – and been given a prescription?   If you’re like many women today, you have been prescribed “the pill” for symptoms related to hormone imbalance. Hormones are commonly prescribed for symptoms like irritability, heavy bleeding, acne, breast tenderness and bloating.  …

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Gallbladder Symptoms and Weight Problems | A Common Factor

Do you struggle with your weight? Do you have digestive symptoms? The two could be connected. Find out why and how functional medicine can help you to turn it all around.   Research shows that people who are overweight, especially women, are at higher risk for gallbladder symptoms. Dr. Oz has also pointed out that…

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Could Your “Upset Stomach” be a Gallbladder Symptom?

Do you get an upset stomach that comes and goes and sometimes lasts for hours? You might be surprised to learn that your gallbladder can cause pain long before it becomes a candidate for surgery. Learn how to identify gallbladder problems and what to do about them. Most people expect pain in the stomach and…

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Wondering if Eating Gluten-Free is Really Good for You?

Do have friends who are “gluten-free”?  Are you wondering if you should be too? Maybe you are thinking of jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon because you’re trying to lose weight or because you think it’s the right thing to do. Let’s look at 4 key areas so you can make an informed decision: What it…

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Food Rules – 7 Simple Steps to the Perfect Diet (seriously)

Which one is best – the Paleo Diet, The Zone Diet, a Raw Food Diet or a Vegetarian Diet? There is so much conflicting info out there about how to eat. Well, after 18 years of practice, 1000’s of hours attending and teaching nutrition seminars and reading my way through diet books from  Atkins to…

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Surprising Facts about Indigestion | It Could be Your Gallbladder

Do you feel nauseated after you eat? What about bloating, belching or diarrhea? You might blame these on food that didn’t agree with you, but there is more to the story. What’s the true cause of your indigestion?   Gallbladder removal is one of the most common surgeries performed today. Doctors usually opt to remove…

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Gallbladder Symptoms, Indigestion, and The Hidden Factors Behind Them

Do you struggle with indigestion? It could be due to underlying gallbladder problems. Learn what is really causing your stomach upset.   Abdominal discomfort, stomach pain, nausea, gas and diarrhea are the all-too-well-known gallbladder symptoms that mimic other kinds of indigestion. But the truth is, many factors that lead to gallbladder symptoms create other imbalances…

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Stomach Pain? | It Could Be Gallbladder Symptoms

Do you have frequent stomach pain? It could be your gallbladder. You might not know it, but gallbladder symptoms involve more than just stomach pain. Do you know the signs of gallbladder problems?   Most people think of painful gallstones when it comes to gallbladder symptoms, but the truth is that you can have gallbladder…

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Do You Know What is Causing Your Gallbladder Symptoms?

Did you know that you can have gallstones and not even know it? It turns out that it goes the other way too. You can have gallbladder symptoms without gallstones. How is that possible? Learn the real reason why your gallbladder gives you trouble.   Up to 80% of people found to have gallstones don’t…

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