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Are drugs Worth it?

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There are cases were we need a drug to stop an infection or help with pain but most drugs we see on TV are to solve minor things like acid reflex. The side effects are so much worse than the thing we are trying to resolve! Is it really worth taking them? I don’t believe so. These maladies that we are taking drugs for can easily be resolved safely through diet. Acid reflex, most chronic illnesses including cancer and heart disease, gout, obesity, and so on and so on… When will we learn that we have evolved with plants to help us live a healthy life. Man made drugs are no comparison to what nature gives us free. The next time you see a drug commercial take note how many there are and how bad the side effects are. Then note what the drug is supposed to cure. Change your life-style and live healthier.

 

 

Our Gut/Brain Connection

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Chronic Disease

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This is a must read article on the power of nutrients in plant-based foods. They state, as I have been, that your genes are NOT your destiny but the food you choose to eat is! Food is one environmental effect that can alter how are genes work causing chronic diseases or health. The really important thing here is it is OUR CHOICE to eat what we eat. A quote from this article says:

The gut is the seat of immune responses – When the GUT is disturbed by allergen foods, artificial chemicals from foods, Emotional STRESS, parasites you get GI inflammations that impair the absorption and digestion of nutrients. Health begins with digestion! all GI inflammation caused most chronic diseases such IBS, Crohn, Acid Reflux, Ulcers, Arthritis, Gout, Esophagitis, Asthma, GERD, Celiac, Diabetes, migraines, Weight gain, Obesity….and neuro-impairments as stated above including Depression and Anxiety. Again, GMO crops must be also playing a role in the susceptibility of certain genes and their expression.

Acid Reflux and Diet

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Ask.com has an article on foods to avoid with Acid Reflux. In this article there are several groups of foods and then specific items in each group. As we have been saying in this BLOG avoid, meats, dairy, sugars, juices, and creamy fats. Under their vegetable category they list French fries and raw onion to be avoided. French fries are fried and onions can be heavy on some peoples stomachs. Under the fruits category is mostly juices. I have talked about the fact that drinking fruit juice is NOT the same as eating fruit. Juices have all the sugars with little of the fiber. This causes your sugar levels to be elevated too quickly. Finally under the grains category they list Macaroni and Cheese & Spaghetti with sauce. The cheese is bad it’s dairy and the sauce is tomato which can be hard on some people’s stomachs. Again we see it is what we eat that affects us in so many ways. How do you eat?