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Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

Enjoying Alcohol on a Low Carb Diet!

With the holidays upon us, we are more likely to encounter events that serve alcohol. But if you’ve been following my Skinny Gut Diet or any number of low-carb diets—or if you’re about to begin—you might be wondering if you can drink alcohol. The answer is yes, but not all alcohol is equal. Here are some tips for enjoying alcohol…

Gut Microbes Linked to Alcohol Dependence

The intestinal lining is a protective interface between the digestive tract and the rest of the internal organs and systems. It is a semi-permeable lining that, when healthy, lets in small digested nutrients and keeps out larger undigested food particles and pathogens. When the intestinal lining is damaged, a condition known as increased intestinal permeability or leaky gut usually due…

2 Reasons to Love Your Omega-3s this Holiday Season

The holidays can take a toll on your body—both physically and mentally. Whether you’re entertaining at home or traveling to see friends and family, remember that your health is the most precious gift of all. Here are two good reasons to take your Omega-3s this season! Seasonal Depression? Omega-3s to the Rescue Seasonal depression, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), affects…

Drink Too Much? Fish Oil May Help Offset Damage

Long-term heavy use of alcohol can lead to brain damage and increased risks of dementia, so the search is on for treatments that offset this damage. In a recent study published in the Public Library of Sciences ONE journal, researchers tested the effects of fish oil on brain cells exposed to high levels of alcohol. The fish oil was found…

If You Drink, Make it Red Wine

Renew You Challenge Let’s start this week off right! Here is your newest weekly challenge (I mean opportunity!) to help set you off on the right foot and in the right direction for bringing health to your week. You could even add it to your calendar. Join us!  For many people alcohol consumption should be avoided. Candida overgrowth, liver conditions,…

Alcohol Consumption and Your Gut

  Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is gut condition in which there are abnormally large numbers of gut bacteria in the terminal ileum of the small intestine (the end of the small intestine, just before the colon). SIBO is one form of dysbiosis, or gut imbalance. Normally, the colon is where gut bacteria greatly increase in number, with the small…

Holiday Survival Guide—The Gallbladder Challenge

Most surgeons on call on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day are not surprised when they get called into the ER to see a patient with right upper abdominal pain and tenderness radiating through to the back. There are also no surprises when an abdominal ultrasound shows a dilated gallbladder, possibly with a thickened wall, and gallstones ranging from the size of…

Omega-3 Round Up: The Benefits Just Keep Coming!

Wow, it’s just amazing the benefits that Omega-3s provide. It seems like every week another round of studies comes out that gives us more and more reason to love these good-for-you “good fats,” and I’m happy to say that Omega-3s are just one of those unstoppable nutrients even the masses can’t ignore—check out these cool findings! DHA is now associated…