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Getting to the root cause of heart burn

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Getting to the root cause of heart burn

It's very common, but hardly ever is the cause of heartburn diagnosed and treated. Most doctors will prescribe Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPI’s, which only treat the symptoms and actually makes heartburn worse over time. Not only that, but PPI’s are only intended to be taken short term, however, many patients take PPIs for years which increases their risk of many illnesses such as Dementia, various gut infections, and Kidney Disease. This is because proton pumps are used all over the body, so when you take something that inhibits their function, total body effects are a result.

So what causes heart burn then?

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The Importance of the Gut Microbiome

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The Importance of the Gut Microbiome

Research is only in its infancy when it comes to the gut microbiome but it absolutely fascinating to learn that our gut health influences everything in our body including our hormones, neurotransmitters, digestions, heartburn, allergies, obesity, and many chronic diseases including autoimmune diseases, regressive autism, colorectal cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease, to name a few.

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My 2017 nutrition journey

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My 2017 nutrition journey

I am always trying to find the best way to eat for my body and experimenting with new foods and new ways of eating, so my diet is always evolving. This year, my focus was on improving digestion. In 2017, I was finally able to decrease my sugar consumption, I experienced how effective a low FODMAP diet is for bloating and IBS symptoms, I started fasting for at least 12 hours every day and I incorporated more fat into my diet. 

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Should I eat fruit if I am trying to lose weight and reduce my sugar intake?

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Should I eat fruit if I am trying to lose weight and reduce my sugar intake?

I hear "health professionals" everywhere, on TV, in podcasts, or online, say to limit fruit because of its sugar content, and it just isn't true for the everyday person. Fruit has many benefits for the body and the naturally occurring sugar in fruit is quite beneficial for gut health. Find out more about why fruit is part of a healthy diet and how much fruit you should be eating as well as which individuals should limit their intake to 1-2 servings per day.

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Is bone broth really a cure-all?

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Is bone broth really a cure-all?

Bone broth is a hot diet trend promoting an answer to everything from leaky gut syndrome to a detoxifying, weight loss diet to a way to reverse aging and reduce wrinkles to helping autism, ADHD and depression. But can one food do all of this without any caveats? 

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