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Oats

Think Twice Before You Roundup Some More Oats

October 22, 2018

Think Twice Before You Roundup Some More Oats Even if you eat all organic, many oat-based foods such as cereal, granola, instant oats, and bars contain glyphosate, the toxic weed-killer in Roundup. The independent study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) measured levels of glyphosate in 45 samples of products made with conventional oats,…

habits for happiness

Six Lifelong Habits Found Among the Happiest People

October 12, 2018

Six lifelong habits found among the happiest people In functional medicine we look at diet and lifestyle strategies to prevent or reverse disease, calm inflammation, and slow the aging process. However, other overlooked but extremely important aspects to your health are your general happiness, well-being, and attitude. Science shows happiness and positivity are correlated with…

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is Bad? Knowing Good Fats from Bad Fats

October 8, 2018

Coconut Oil is Bad? Knowing Good Fats from Good Fats Fats are a hot topic of debate in the health-conscious community, and recent reports have made it hard to separate facts from fear-mongering. Canola and coconut oils are two popular fats that have received a lot of attention over the years, and thankfully recent studies…

Stomach Pain

Support Healthy Stomach Acid Levels For Good Digestion

September 28, 2018

Support Healthy Stomach Acid Levels For Good Digestion When we go to the doctor with symptoms of acid reflux, gas, bloating and heartburn, typically the diagnosis of high stomach acid is based purely on symptoms — not a lab test for stomach acid levels — resulting in a prescription for antacids, histamine type 2 receptor…

Health in Cornelius NC

Household Disinfectants Promote Obesity Gut Bacteria

September 24, 2018

Household Disinfectants Promote Obesity Gut Bacteria New research shows those powerful and toxic household disinfectants do more than kill germs — they also kill off vital gut bacteria and shift your gut microbiome signature to promote obesity. Our gut microbiome consists of several pounds of gut bacteria and research increasingly shows how powerfully these bacteria…

Antacids in Cornelius NC

Why Antacids May Not Help Your Acid Reflux or Heartburn

September 17, 2018

Why Antacids May Not Help Your Acid Reflux or Heartburn While most doctors prescribe antacids to lower stomach acid for heart burn and acid reflux, the real culprit may be that your stomach acid is already too low. This is called hypochlorhydria. Sufficient stomach acid, or hydrochloric acid (HCl), is necessary to: Protect the body…