Do You Have Leaky Brain?

Do You Have Leaky Brain?
What exactly is leaky brain? If you have or currently experience brain fog or difficulty concentrating, you may very well have leaky brain.

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3 Ways Gut And Heart Health Are Connected

3 Ways Gut And Heart Health Are Connected
After years of increased focus on encouraging life style changes to increase exercise and improve diets, heart disease is still the #1 cause of death. Clearly, something else is behind this alarming death rate.

Scientists are discovering new things every day about how our gut affects the rest of our body.  And, it all has to do with the microbiome, or the bacteria community, that lives in our gut.  




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Are Your Food Sensitivities Due to Histamines?

Are Your Food Sensitivities Due to Histamines?
If you have ever experienced seasonal allergies, most likely you have used an “antihistamine” …. Benadryl or Allegra …. to help with those itchy eyes, sneezes, drippy, nose and congestion. They work because they stop the “histamine response” your body is making to something it doesn’t like and views as an enemy.

A “histamine response” travels throughout the bloodstream and, so, can affect your lungs, skin, brain, gut and cardiovascular system. Have you noticed, however, how more and more people are having increased reactions to foods?
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Gluten-Free and Resistant Starch Flours: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Gluten-Free and Resistant Starch Flours: Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!
Sourdough bread, buns, pastries, cakes, pancakes, muffins ......... Is your mouth watering yet?

If you have been newly introduced to the gluten-free lifestyle, you may be wondering if you will ever be able to eat some of your favorite bakery items again. Well....no worries! I have been avoiding gluten for many, many years and I am still learning how to cook and bake gluten-free.
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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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