Good Health Starts With Great Digestion: 10 Tips To Improve Digestion, Absorption and Elimination Although good health is dependent on a wholesome diet, many people overlook the importance of healthy eating habits. Poor digestive health affects every system in the body. Even if you are eating the healthiest diet possible, if your body isn’t
Hippocrates said it best – “All disease begins in the gut” “Bowel transit time” is the length of time it takes for food to travel through the digestive tract, from mouth to colon. Once food is chewed and swallowed, it moves to the stomach, where it is mixed with stomach acid and digestive enzymes.
Are You Too Acidic? Today, I really want to talk about the importance of maintaining a proper acid/alkaline balance. When the body is acidic, it creates an environment for viruses and bacteria to flourish. The effect is a weakened immune system, frequent illness & infection and is considered part of the underlying disease process. Some
Good fats/bad fats. Why we need the right ones in our diet! The hate-on for dietary fat seems to come in waves. Lately, I’ve noticed a plethora of low-fat recipe websites popping up, shunning fat once again. As someone who has a background in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, cellular biology and preventive & holistic nutrition, I’ll
The Benefits of Wheatgrass Wheatgrass is an amazing alkalizing, purifying, rejuvenating, cancer-fighting, anti-aging, antioxidant immune booster! They say the amount of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids in one ounce of wheatgrass is equivalent to 2.5 pounds of vegetables! The chlorophyll in wheatgrass also helps to build red blood cells, which is useful in the
Lactose Intolerance Explained/Milk Myth Busted! A biochemical explanation of lactose intolerance: Lactose is a disaccharide sugar found in milk and dairy products. It must be converted into simple sugars in order to be digested. This conversion is dependent on the enzyme lactase to make it happen. If lactase is missing, the body cannot digest lactose
Fun Food Fact Friday! I introduce to you, the Honey Pomelo! Slightly larger than a grapefruit and a touch sweeter in taste. The grapefruit is actually a hybrid of the pomelo and an orange. Pomelos comes fully loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and … spermidine? Pomelos and grapefruits contain a chemical compound which is