Avoid These Heartburn Inducing Foods

Heartburn is a painful condition affecting roughly 20% of the population every week. The symptoms of heartburn are a tight, painful feeling through your chest. Heartburn is actually caused by acid reflux, which happens when stomach acid is released into the esophagus. The stomach acid eats away at the lining of the esophagus and can… Read more »

Holiday Stress Wreaks Havoc on Your Digestion

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s a stressful time of year.  That holiday stress can really take a toll on your body.  But have you ever considered that it can even affect your digestion?  According to medical experts, stress can affect every part of the digestive system. Digestion is controlled by the… Read more »

Probiotics and Enzymes Working Together

Many people with gastrointestinal disorders have found comfort in taking digestive enzymes and probiotics together.  Friendly bacteria (probiotics) and enzymes are both located in the digestive tract. In fact, healthy bacteria in our bodies actually produce certain enzymes to assist with digestion. Often, supplementation of both enzymes and probiotics are needed to provide optimal digestion and… Read more »

Turn Your Winter Walk into a Workout

When you’re in pain, it can be easier to be still.  It hurts to move.  But the more you sit, the more out of shape you become.  You need to get up and get moving – motion is lotion.  The easiest way to begin is by taking a walk.  Walking is one of the easiest… Read more »

Anti-Inflammatory Pain Fighting Herbs and Spices

The holidays should be a time of joy – the sights, the smells and the many tastes.  But pain can stop you from fully enjoying all the season has to offer.  According to experts, these anti-inflammatory herbs and spices may help you find pain relief.  So, as you go about your holiday shopping and cooking,… Read more »

Winter Arthritis Pain

The cold temperatures blanketing much of the country can be wonderful: beautiful snowfall, sipping hot chocolate and snuggling up by a cozy fire. But stiff and sore joints can be a definite downside to the cooler months; plenty of people suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis find that cold weather makes their condition worse. Barometric Pressure… Read more »

Skip the Holiday Heartburn

If you suffer from holiday heartburn, Thanksgiving can be painful.  Overeating tends to exacerbate digestive difficulties and it’s almost an American tradition to stuff yourself as well as the turkey.  But by making some better choices, you can enjoy the feast without feeling miserable later. Start with Salad – salads are good news for those… Read more »

Mashed Potatoes on the Skinny

Who doesn’t love mashed potatoes?  That creamy, butter-laden goodness topped with gravy is a Thanksgiving staple.  But if you’re trying to live a more healthy life, you might feel like you should skip the whipped.  Fear not, here are some tips for taking some of the bad out of the oh-so-good. Cauliflower – want to… Read more »

Everything in Moderation and Other Holiday Eating Tips

The holidays are upon us.  Everywhere we look, there are delicious foods just waiting to be consumed.  It’s easy to indulge and overeat. According to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the average American gains one pound per holiday season. While one pound may not seem like much, researchers in the study were quick… Read more »

Reconsider Your Comfort Foods

When you’re stressed, you crave foods that you believe will make you feel better.  It’s time to put down the chips and chocolate and reconsider your comfort foods.  Try these stress-relieving natural choices instead. Oatmeal – Oatmeal is the ultimate comfort food! A complex carbohydrate, oatmeal causes your brain to produce serotonin, a feel-good chemical…. Read more »