For many Americans, suffering from a bloated stomach after every meal is something they can’t control. It’s embarrassing and uncomfortable. But it often may signify more serious health problems.   So what causes a bloated stomach? As with most health issues, the cause may be any number of different conditions. It takes a bit of…

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Sugar and Gut Health

Americans are addicted to sugar. Last statistic I read said we consume about 150 lbs per person per year! When you really think about it that is a lot of sugar over a lifetime. Sugar is in almost everything we eat these days, even products that you would not think it would be. I grabbed…

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Gut Microbiome and Optimal Health

How Diverse is your Gut Microbiome? It’s a question that’s coming up more often. More and more researchers are suggesting that changes in our gut microbiome are the reason for our kids being more obese and why a lot of people cannot lose weight. More and more research points to our diet and our environment.…

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Lifestyle Changes

Feeling Fatigued All the time Have you ever dreamed about doing more with your life? I know some of you might be asking how does someone have the energy to be a part of a rock band, raise kids and work fifty hours a week. I know for many of us this may seem like…

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The 2nd Brain

According to an important person – Disease begins in the… Hippocrates is said to have stated all disease begins in this place as well. For your body to operate at a high level, it’s necessary to make sure this part of your body is in tip-top shape. Is the suspense killing you yet? OK, I…

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Chronic Fatigue and Gut Health

Many people (and even most doctors) do not realize that digestive issues can wreak havoc on the entire body systems leading to many types of diseases and disorders. This includes what is known as chronic fatigue. One of my patients told me that they thought that being tired all of the time was “normal”. Ha!…

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You are what you eat

You’ve heard the saying, “You are what you eat!” I’m sure. But knowing that there are more microorganisms in your body than there are human cells, it may be more accurate to say you are what your microbes eat! Your microbiome is constantly changing depending on its environment. If you change your diet, your microbe…

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Interested in Losing Weight

Why watch Creed? I know what you might be thinking. What does that have to do with me losing weight? I would argue a lot. In the movie “Creed”, we are shown two men Adonis Creed and Rocky Balboa. Both men are searching to find meaning in their lives for very different reasons. Adonis Creed…

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Gut Health and Depression

Depression is a serious problem in our nation today. It is the most common mental disorder in the U.S. and affects more than 16 million adults. Add in those under 18 and the number goes even higher. Women are 70% more likely to experience depression in their lifetime than men. It is estimated that many…

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