Tag: digestion

Reduce Toxins in Your Environment

Reduce Toxins in Your Environment

Five Essential Steps to Reduce Toxins in Your Environment: Step One of the RENEW detox program is to reduce toxins in your environment. This requires you to audit your environment to identify potential sources of silent toxins you may be exposing yourself to. Follow these simple steps: 1. Install air filters or make sure your HVAC filters in your home…

Is Your Body in Need of Spring Cleaning?

Is Your Body in Need of Spring Cleaning?

There are few rites of Spring more satisfying than the annual spring clean. For most people, spring cleaning means putting away coats and warm clothes, raking the yard and dusting the house. But spring is also the perfect time for body cleansing and renewal. Perhaps you have been dealing with chronic illness, low energy, or have noticed accelerated aging. Maybe you have…

4 Tips to Light Up 2016!

4 Tips to Light Up 2016!

So now the decadent celebrations are behind us and it’s time to recommit to our healthy selves. However, there may be some leftovers in the frig, and also those delicious gifts you may have received may still be close by! If the gifts were well-sealed, re-gifting may be an option. Donation is a good idea too. Okay, I’m smiling. I…

Is Your Best Friend Constipated?

Constipation may not be a topic you’d choose for daily conversation, but it’s really nothing to be embarrassed about. We’ve all experienced it at one time or another – and we realize how debilitating it can become. Although in our society, the medical professionals still say that 3 bowel movements weekly is “normal” – let me tell you, you don’t…

3 Foods to Fight Chronic Stress and Obesity

When you encounter a perceived threat, your body reacts by activating the fight-or-flight response—your adrenals pump out stress hormones that put the body and mind into a hyperaware, ready-for-anything mode. Digestion shuts down and the cardiovascular system pumps up in anticipation of, well, a fight or flight. This bodily process is elegantly designed to help save our lives when we…

Dietary Guidelines Should Focus on Getting More Probiotics

In order for Americans to really change their diets and improve their health, foods that are available in grocery stores—and the information people receive about these foods—must change. That’s why I found it hopeful when I read that Mary Ellen Sanders, PhD, writing on behalf of the International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics, commented that the 2015 Dietary Guidelines…

No Link between Eggs and Heart Disease—Shocked?

I was pleased to learn about a recent meta-analysis published in the British Medical Journal that will hopefully put to rest one of the biggest diet myths—that eggs are bad for your heart. The analysis analyzed data from eight clinical studies involving almost half a million people, and found no association between high egg consumption and risk of heart disease…

Probiotics Boost Gut Health in Athletes

Gastrointestinal complaints such as nausea, cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea are common among athletes. This is thought to be due to the change in blood flow during intense exercise—blood is diverted from digestion to the heart and muscles where it is needed. The decrease in blood flow to the intestines during intense exercise is known to increase intestinal permeability, or leaky…