November 2014 Newsletter – Probiotics: Trick or Treat?

By |2015-09-07T16:01:22+00:00October 31st, 2014|Improving Digestion|

An early Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and the beginning of the Holiday Season. This is an especially important time to be mindful of what you are eating and drinking as with all the festivities it can easily get away from us! Digestion is one of my favorite topics and that [...]

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Probiotics: Do We Need Them or Not?

By |2015-09-07T16:19:03+00:00October 21st, 2014|Improving Digestion|

Digestion is one of my favorite topics. Many of my clients suffer from a variety of digestive issues: from gas, bloating, and occasional heart burn; to constipation, diarrhea, and acid reflux; and then on to IBS, Crohn’s, colitis, Celiac, and diverticulitis. In my late teens, through college, and into my [...]

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The Large Intestines and the Importance of Probiotics

By |2015-11-29T21:25:37+00:00July 4th, 2012|Improving Digestion|

The last internal stop of our process is the large intestine or colon. The small intestines pass the remaining undigested material to the large intestine. Here it is stored and concentrated by absorbing water. The majority of our micro flora are also here – both beneficial and detrimental. Micro flora [...]

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The Liver, Gall Bladder, and Pancreas – Behind the Scenes Helpers of Digestion

By |2015-11-29T21:26:44+00:00July 4th, 2012|Improving Digestion|

When we think of digestion we usually think of the stomach, small intestines, and large intestines – often collectively referred to as “the gut.” Playing a key role behind the scenes are the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas. The liver is one of the most critical organs in the body. [...]

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The Small Intestines

By |2015-11-29T21:30:03+00:00May 29th, 2012|Improving Digestion|

Our tour of the digestive system continues: The action now moves into the small intestines. Since digestion is a north to south process whatever happened in the stomach will impact the small intestines. Did we digest our food or did it ferment? Are we taking antacids for acid reflux? As [...]

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The Importance of Hydrochloric Acid

By |2015-11-29T21:31:50+00:00May 23rd, 2012|Improving Digestion|

Here’s a quick three question true or false quiz for you: 1. The cause of gastric/acid reflux is too much stomach acid. 2. When we are stressed, we produce extra stomach acid. 3. Antacids stop acid reflux. What are your answers? If you are like most Americans you probably answered [...]

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The Stomach

By |2015-11-29T21:36:13+00:00May 1st, 2012|Improving Digestion|

The Stomach Now that we've made it through the esophagus and into the stomach, the next two blogs will focus on it. This first article talks about what is supposed to happen in the stomach and the second article discusses the importance of hydrochloric acid and much of the misinformation [...]

The Esophagus

By |2015-11-29T21:37:09+00:00May 1st, 2012|Improving Digestion|

The Esophagus We return to our north to south tour of the digestive system. Next stop after the mouth is the esophagus. Actually the esophagus is more like a transit point. We do not want anything to stop there! The esophagus is the passageway from the mouth to the stomach. [...]

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