Are you a coffee lover?

Are you a coffee lover?
If you are a coffee lover, it will probably be difficult for you to grasp what I am about to say.......... I cannot handle the smell of black coffee.... especially in a small or enclosed area. 🤢

A Little History

I grew up around coffee. I was my mother’s companion for her daily trip to the “truck stop” for her morning cup of coffee. When I was in high school, I decided to try coffee and see what all the “hoop-la” was about.

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Do You Suffer From Frequent Bloating, Gas or Stomach Cramping?

Do You Suffer From Frequent Bloating, Gas or Stomach Cramping?
If you suffer from bloating, gas or stomach cramping, you may have an inflammatory-type bowel condition such as:

  • Chrohn’s
  • Celiac
  • IBS
These conditions can affect any part of the digestive system...from the stomach where food is broken down .... all the way to the small intestine where absorption of nutrients takes place. 

When inflammation is present then the possibility of malabsorption increases.  Malabsorption means nutritional deficiencies.  What are some of these and what contributes to the malabsorption?
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Why You May Need More of This B Vitamin!

Why You May Need More of This B Vitamin!
Folic Acid, or synthetic B9, is the industries standard in most supplements. It must undergo a process to be converted into a form that is easily assimilated. This requires the enzyme MTHFR. Unfortunately, 30-60% of people have a defective or mutated form of this enzyme so they cannot create enough of it.
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Do You Feel Fully Dressed Without Nail Polish?

Do You Feel Fully Dressed Without Nail Polish?
For some people nails without nail polish is like a face without makeup.  They just do not feel fully dressed without it.  To me, however, nail polish always smells like turpentine.  How safe are they?

It may not come as a surprise that nail polish ingredients are NOT required to be FDA approved before being stocked on store shelves.  Many of these ingredients are ... among other things ... endocrine disruptors.
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Are Chemicals Making Me Hungry?

Are Chemicals Making Me Hungry?
One morning my husband and I were on our way to our place of worship. We had eaten a nice breakfast. We picked up a young friend to ride with us. When we arrived about 15 minutes later we dropped off our friend and then had to leave. We were having such a hard time focusing and forming our thoughts. And, even though we had eaten breakfast, we were absolutely feeling this deep, hollow pit in our stomachs!! How could we possibly be hungry?

And then, it dawned on me. We were feeling the effects of our young passenger’s perfume!

I know what you must be thinking .... “how can smelling something affect our gut?”
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