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Got Bloat?

Got Bloat?

Bloating usually happens when excess gas builds up anywhere in the (GI) gastrointestinal tract. When bloating occurs, it may be possible to speed up the relief process by tackling the common triggers for bloating: Digestive issues.. Constipation and food allergy intolerances can lead to bloating. Excess gas may also build up behind the stool, making the bloating worse. Diet. Fizzy drinks, too much salt or sugar, and not enough fiber in the diet can all cause bloating. Relief may be…

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Stop Drum Scrolling

Stop Drum Scrolling

We all have that voice in our heads but is it doing more harm than good? Doom scrolling, meaning obsessively scanning your world and media for bad news. It triggers the release of stress hormones that can affect your mental and physical health. Is it undermining reasoning and decision making? University of Michigan Psychologist, Ethan Kross, writes on how to change to a better perception. The past few years of “all negative” chatter have brought out two feelings that weaken…

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A Picture is Worth……

A Picture is Worth……

“A Chinese proverb is ‘I hear, and I forget; I see, and I remember,” In reviewing a study by Amy Poremba and James Bigelow at University of Iowa brought many supporting statistics to light. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. It takes 13 milliseconds for the human brain to process an image. Hearing to absorb 3 seconds. The study suggests the brain may process auditory…

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Oral Care for Seniors

Oral Care for Seniors

Oral diseases of teeth and gums, are common among our oldest Americans who grew up without the benefit of community water fluoridation and other fluoride products. Often why a dentist asks “are you pre-medicated” before doing many procedures.  Periodontal (gum) disease or tooth decay (cavities) are the most frequent causes of tooth loss. Most older Americans take both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Over 400 commonly used medications can cause a reduction of saliva, a dry mouth and increases the risk…

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Lowing Your B/P

Lowing Your B/P

Cleveland Clinics’ Heart and Blood Pressure Disorder Center study found that multiple factors are at fault for increase in B/P during COVID.. The primary reasons found were increase in stress, in alcohol intake, not enough exercise, lack of sleep, and putting off needed medical care. Know you Numbers.  Check your B/P. Best average B/P is 120/80. If you reach 130/80 plus you should be under MD care. Eat the right foods. DASH is the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension plan…

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Bucking Memory Loss

Bucking Memory Loss

50 to 60 percent of the dementia research going on today is on prevention. Much of that research is moving towards inflammation process and the immune response. Those are things that we can improve in our everyday lives. Stay Busy. Move each day! Engage in a routine including social interest and some form of physical fitness. There are many tracking devices that can register your 5000-10,000 steps a day. Start slow and work up. Try something new, every day. The…

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Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

The “adrenal fatigue” theory suggests that prolonged exposure to stress will drain the adrenals leading to a lowering the cortisol levels need on a daily basis. The adrenal depletion appears to cause feeling tired, “gray,” and having fatigue that doesn’t get better with sleep. Foggy brain and craving salty and sweet snacks, low energy, depressive mood, salt and sweet cravings, lightheadedness, and other vague symptoms.  Your body’s immune system responds by revving up when you’re under stress. Your adrenal glands,…

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Diet and Inflammation

Diet and Inflammation

Is your body cranky coming out of winter? Chronic inflammation is the common cause. Symptoms include: fatigue, body pain, anxiety, gastro upset, persistent infections. Quickest treatment is to spring clean your diet. Spring is ripe with a variety of healthy vegetables and fruits; many boosts impressive nutrient to quiet inflammation. According to the American Dietary Association eating followings foods can ease symptoms of chronic inflammation in our bodies.  Food is literally our fuel. Eat better for a strong, long-term immune…

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Decoding Labels

Decoding Labels

According to the American Pharmaceutical Association learning what you ARE getting and what you ARE NOT getting with supplements may be life saving. Be aware of top 3 claims: “improves memory”, “whole-food formula”, and “FDA Registered”. Health Claims:  take with a large dose of skepticism. Supplement manufactures CANNOT claims that the product will either prevent or treat disease. Watch for “promote or boost” on label. FDA Registered: means the facility where the product is produced is registered with the FDA….

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10 Superfoods

10 Superfoods

The average adult in the U.S, gets almost 60% of daily calories from industrially produced fast and frozen foods. Here are 10 real food superstars, recommended by Nutrition Action, for better health. Sweet Potatoes are a great source of carotenoids, fiber and potassium. Mangos have Vitamin C, A fiber and potassium. Plain Greek Yogurt has twice the protein of ordinary yogurt and can be sweeten with fruit. Broccoli is loaded with Vit C, K and folates, so steam or roast….

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