Heartburn In Pregnancy

Heartburn in pregnancy is very common. As the uterus expands, it pushes the rest of the organs out of the way. The stomach gets shifted upwards. Also, during pregnancy hormones are released to help a woman’s body to prepare for an expanding fetus and eventually birth by relaxing muscles, tendons, and tissue. These same hormones…

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Stress Effects on Digestion

Have you ever scarfed down a burger in a hurry only to have a stomach ache 20 minutes later? In our modern and over-scheduled lives eating on the run is normal, but is it healthy? No, it is not and I will explain why. When we are in a hurried state or stressful state, our…

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Eating Healthy With Limited Time

Time is a precious commodity. We are all trying to fit many activities into a day to accommodate our needs, but also the needs of our boss, family, friends, and community. At the top of the list of priorities though, should be you and your family, and your families health. Health starts with the food…

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Digestive Complaints?

Stomach Upset Indigestion/Heartburn/GERD Sluggish Digestion Cramping Bloating Constipation (frequency of less than once per day) Diarrhea (soft stool and/or urgency to go) Alternating Constipation with Diarrhea Excessive Gas Putrid Gas All of these symptoms seem common. They are common, so common that there is a corresponding aisle for stomach upset in every grocery store, pharmacy,…

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Annoying, Persistent Symptoms? Could It Be Food Sensitivities?

There are two main types of allergies.  IgE allergies are immediate on-set allergies that involve immunoglobulin-E antibodies that release histamine and cause a dramatic reaction like face and throat swelling requiring immediate administration of an EpiPen (epinephrine injection). Most people with this kind of a reaction develop it early on during childhood. The more common…

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