Why Does Chronic Pain Make You Tired?

We have all experienced pain from time to time, whether it’s a paper cut or a sprained ankle. Generally, we can trust that pain from minor injuries such as these will subside over time. Chronic pain is different: this pain doesn’t go away for months or even years, leading to many negative health effects such […]

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What Causes Poor Digestion? Foods & Habits to Avoid

If you find yourself frequently popping antacids or taking swigs of pink bismuth, you are probably wondering what causes poor digestion and what you can do to improve your digestive health. Bloating, heartburn and reflux, gas, constipation and diarrhea are common complaints that can typically be linked to certain eating habits and lifestyle factors. Changing […]

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What Can I Do for Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is one of the most common digestive disorders in the U.S., with an estimated 20-30% of American adults experiencing acid reflux symptoms on a recurring basis. The most common symptom of acid reflux is heartburn: a painful, burning feeling in the chest and/or throat. This happens when partially digested liquids or foods, mixed […]

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NSAIDs Linked to 50 Percent Increase in Heart Attacks

Many of us reach for ibuprofen, aspirin, or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) when we have chronic pain or inflammation. But despite their easy access, these drugs present serious health concerns. While we’ve known for some time that NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attack, but a recent literature review showed that all NSAID types […]

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How to Tell if Your Hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s

Your doctor says you have hypothyroidism and this explains feeling like crap, the crazy weight gain, and your distressing hair loss. But how do you know if Hashimoto’s is causing your hypothyroidism? Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease, meaning the immune system is attacking and destroying the thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s is responsible for more than 90 […]

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Do I Have Leaky Gut? Common Signs and Symptoms

If you suffer from chronic intestinal problems – such as IBS or food intolerances – you may be wondering, “Do I have leaky gut?” Also known as intestinal permeability, leaky gut is a condition wherein the intestinal barrier becomes porous, allowing bacteria, food particles, and toxins to enter the bloodstream, causing infection, disease, and chronic […]

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What is Celiac Disease & Gluten Intolerance?

With the popularity of gluten-free diets and products, you may be wondering what is Celiac disease and gluten intolerance? Celiac disease affects approximately 1% of the American population. This number does not sound significant until you realize that translates to 3 million Americans! Celiac disease involves an autoimmune response to gluten, a protein found primarily […]

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Natural Gut Health: What to Eat with Candida Overgrowth

Candida is a fungus and form of yeast that is naturally present in the body and is typically kept under control by the body’s healthy bacteria. However, when your immune system or healthy bacteria become compromised, candida can begin to overproduce and trigger a host of health problems. Knowing what to eat with candida overgrowth […]

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