Road to Wellness: Shake It Up

I’ve been sharing some of my Road to Wellness story on Facebook, and I decided to share a little more of it here. I’m working on mind/body/spirit, not always in that order, and some days not at all. The self-care part can be a challenge for me, for sure. I’ve been working via Skype with Dr. Read more…

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Flu-rry of Controversy

To get a flu shot or not to get a flu shot, that is the question. Given that we are in the midst of a particularly nasty flu season, I think even Bill Shakespeare would agree that it is certainly a question worth asking. Many people have a strong opinion one way or the other, Read more…

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Is Anyone Normal Anymore?

The same people who brought us the Bristol Stool Scale (you should check this out if you want to rate your bowel movements!?) took the simple step of asking people what their bowel movements were like.  These Brits studied over 1,900 men and women and concluded: “conventionally normal bowel function is enjoyed by less than half Read more…

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What is Good Digestion?

Digestion should be the natural process of an exquisitely complex system that converts food into the materials needed for life: vitamins, minerals, fats, amino acids (proteins), and sugars (carbohydrates). From the average person’s point of view, it is a relatively easy, even unremarkable process, something you take for granted. But from a medical viewpoint it Read more…

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The Role of the Immune System in the Digestive Tract

The huge surface area of your digestive tube must be protected against injury from bad bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other toxins that may get into the digestive system with food or by any number of other routes. The immune system is critically important in helping the intestines respond to these challenges. Possibly the greatest challenge Read more…

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