Digestive Ailments

The Scoop on Vitamins: Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

The Scoop on Vitamins: Vitamin B1 – Thiamine

This is part of our continuing series on the function of vitamins in the body. The family of B vitamins is collectively called the B Complex. B Vitamins are used in many ways, from helping the liver clear toxins and excess hormones to creating energy within our cells. Every system in your body requires...

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What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy and Sensitivity?

April 25, 2012
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What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy and Sensitivity?

The term “food allergy” and “food sensitivity” are thrown around a lot these days. But it’s important to know that these two things are not the same.  In fact, there’s a very big and important difference between the two. As described by the Food, Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, a food allergy “occurs when the...

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Pure Encapsulations: Offering the Best in Digestive Health

Pure Encapsulations: Offering the Best in Digestive Health

Did you know? The gastrointestinal (GI) system is home to 75 percent of the body’s immune cells and more than 400 species of microflora. Proper nutrient digestion, immune function and minimization of toxin and allergen absorption are all dependent on optimal gastrointestinal health.* A number of supportive nutrients can help address these issues. Pure...

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Good Digestion All Stars

November 3, 2011
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Good Digestion All Stars

Digestion issues? Good news. There are a variety of tools that can help smooth out indigestion and other intestinal issues. Here, Kate Brainard, naturopathic doctor, gives some suggestions for natural digestive aids that can make everyday meals more pleasant. If you need long-term digestive support “There’s not anyone out there that shouldn’t be on...

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Natural Ways to Treat GERD

Natural Ways to Treat GERD

Millions of Americans suffer from the painful symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes heartburn and other uncomfortable symptoms. The good news is there are plenty of natural ways to treat GERD. How does GERD occur, exactly? When we eat and drink, food and liquids pass from the throat to the stomach via the...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Ginger

Essential Oil of the Month: Ginger

Most of us don’t know much about ginger (aside from its ubiquitous presence, in pickled form, on our sushi plates). That’s why we decided to celebrate its warmth and spiciness as April’s essential oil of the month. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) essential oil is created by steam distilling the extensive root of a perennial herb...

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