Acid Reflux – Natural Relief!

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 Its really strange but true – you don’t have indigestion or acid reflux because you have too much acid in your stomach! One very common reason is usually due to a hiatal hernia which is when the acid comes out of your stomach where it belongs, and doesn’t stay confined in there where it belongs. […]

Christine’s Mindful Eating Challenge

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As an editor at My Yoga Online, I spend a lot of time reading articles about mindfulness and meditation. They seem to be hot topics right now and every day, as I walk home from work, I think about committing to incorporating these practices into my own life… I do a lot of thinking. Last […]

Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

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The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it […]

Agni: The Key to Good Digestion

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In a day and age in which many people struggle with digestive disturbances, it is important to introduce the Ayurvedic concept of agni. Gluten intolerance, candida, food allergies, bloating, gas, brain fog, fatigue and more can all be connected to an imbalanced agni. Agni, which is the Sanskrit word for fire, refers to our ability […]

The Perfect Poop

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It is often said that a classic sign of old age is when we start talking about our poop. Maybe it’s just a sign of growing wisdom, as evaluating a bowel movement can reveal much about one’s health. I recently had a patient say that her doctor told her that moving her bowels once every […]

What is a Gluten-Free Diet?

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A Gluten-Free Diet is a diet that is avoiding gliadin, the protein offender in gluten. Gluten is found in all forms of wheat, common cereal grains and also in rye, oats and barley. Wheat also includes semolina, durum, spelt, triticale, and kamut. Being on a gluten-free diet is not just the avoidance of bread and […]

Staying Fit – Insidious Sugar

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In the 1990s, many dietary experts advised us to consume foods low in fat. Many products were marketed to take advantage of this eating trend. What happened, unfortunately, was an increase in overweight individuals, including a rise in the incidence of diabetes. Close scrutiny of these low-fat foods showed that they contained more sugar and certainly not any fewer calories. Thus, one bad food substance was […]

Say GoodBye To Ab Flab!

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Whether you have a month, a week or even just a day: IF YOU HAVE 24 HOURS: Drop up to an inch from your belly by de-bloating, says Health Magazine. Here’s how: Build meals around plain grilled chicken, fish or seafood and steamed veggies like zucchini, salad, green beans, asparagus or carrots. Eggs are OK […]

Acid Reflux – What’s Really The Cause?

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Its really strange but true — you don’t have indigestion or acid reflux because you have too much acid in your stomach!  One very common reason is usually due to a hiatal hernia which is when the acid comes out of your stomach where it belongs, and doesn’t stay confined in there where it belongs.  […]

Gut Health and Its Importance in Our Immune System

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Did you know that 75% of our immune system is dependent on the health of our stomach and its lining? Incredibly it is how well our stomach digests and assimilates its food, its ability to breakdown bacteria that enters the stomach through our food, and its ability to secrete enough protecting stomach acid that has […]