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Stubborn Belly Fat

Can’t Shift Stubborn Belly Fat? These Factors May Be to Blame

December 5, 2018

  Natural Ways to Loose Stubborn Belly Fat A little bit of abdominal fat isn’t such a bad thing. It helps to protect your vital organs, after all! It’s a fine balancing act though as storing too much fat around your abdomen can be dangerous and has been linked to some pretty nasty health problems.…

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ways to increase intestinal absorption

Ways to increase nutrient absorption

November 8, 2017

Acupuncture, the small intestine, and ways to increase nutrient absorption The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we ingest. It is comprised of…

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What is gluten anyway?

June 18, 2016

It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies and roughly 3 million Americans have celiac disease. Gluten is a protein found in wheat products including: wheat durum, spelt, rye, barley, to name a few. Gluten acts as a binding agent, like glue, that helps foods maintain their shape. While, celiac disease is an…

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Gluten-free and celiac

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

March 11, 2016

What you need to know about NCGS Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a combination of all three. What…

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Got leaky gut? Get help now!

May 16, 2015

Leaky gut (aka intestinal permeability) is just that: a leaky digestive tract. After we eat food, it is broken down, and as it passes down our digestive tract and through our small intestine, key nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream by passing through the cells that line our digestive tract. One of the central functions…

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