Candida Overgrowth

What Is Candida Albicans? Candida albicans (C. albicans for short), is a yeast, a member of the fungus family, which lives in our intestinal tract along with other good and bad microbes that together make up our gut microbiome.  Our intestines are full of friendly bacteria that work for us by helping to digest foods, produce …

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Fitting In Fiber

What is Fiber? Fiber Comes from plants- it is not naturally found in meat or animal products, such as eggs or milk.  It is a type of carbohydrate, but unlike carbs, it is non-digestible and is not broken down into energy, but stays relatively intact as it passes through our digestive system.  Fiber acts like …

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Spotlight on CoQ10

What is CoQ10? Coenzyme Q (or CoQ10) is a vitamin like, fat-soluble substance found in every cell membrane in the body and synthesized in the mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell). However, unlike a lot of  vitamins, it does not need to be obtained from the diet. It is found in especially large quantities in …

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Got Acid Reflux?

What causes Acid Reflux? Acid reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that connects your stomach to your esophagus relaxes, allowing stomach acid to travel into your esophagus and causing the classic symptoms of burning, discomfort and indigestion. Some people may also experience frequent sore throats, bad breath, coughing or hoarseness. The tissue in your …

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How to Boost Brain Health

Most people don’t think too much about the importance of nutrition for brain health.  Eating more whole foods and less processed foods is important for overall health.  What do you think blueberries, salmon and coconut all have in common??  The answer is… ALL are BRAIN Foods!  That’s right, eating these foods can actually protect your brain.  We often …

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