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Aloe Vera: A Nutritional Plant For More Than Just Sunburns

Aloe vera is well known for its soothing and healing effects and is often used on sunburns for these reasons. However, beyond the bright green bottles of gel available in drug stores (which is best avoided), did you know that real, pure aloe vera gel has a wide variety of other benefits?   Not only is aloe vera great for skin conditions like sunburn, other burns, dryness, and psoriasis, it’s can also be beneficial when taken internally for stomach ulcers, bowel disease, and constipation.   Aloe vera is also rich in antioxidant vitamins like vitamins A, C, and E. It also provides essential minerals and enzymes that can aid digestion.   Aloe vera makes an attractive, easy to grow houseplant....

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How To Balance Your Blood Sugar So You Can Banish Sugar Cravings and Stay Energized All Day Long

Low-energy is one of the most common complaints that I hear from clients. People just don’t seem to have the consistent energy that they want and need to get through their day, and often end up resorting to multiple cups of coffee, which, let’s face it, doesn’t actually make you feel fully awake.   While there are many reasons why one might experience low-energy, one of the most common reasons is dysglycemia or instable blood sugar levels.   These blood sugar swings are often recognizable by their mid-afternoon energy crashes, often accompanied by strong cravings for sugar, other carbohydrates, or coffee.   Other symptoms of dysglycemia include:   • Headaches • Feeling “hangry” or cranky • Brain fog or trouble...

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5 Tips To Improve Gut Health So You Can Strengthen Your Immune System and Prevent Disease

As Hippocrates once famously said, “all disease begins in the gut.” While not every single disease begins in the gut, there is a lot of truth to this 2000-year-old advice.   Most chronic metabolic diseases do begin in the gut. It is because of this, that working to improve digestive and gut health is almost always the first thing that holistic health practitioners address when working with clients on a wide variety of health ailments and complaints.   When gut health is compromised, often the integrity of the gut lining is weakened, which allows unwanted bacterial products and undigested food particles to leak through the gut lining and enter the blood stream, where they are not supposed to be.  ...

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Leaky Gut: The Common Condition That Can Be Felt Throughout The Body

  In the famous words of Hippocrates: “All disease begins in the gut.”   The condition known as “leaky gut syndrome” has been getting a lot of attention in recent years, as more and more people are dealing with this condition and it is now being linked to a wide range of health concerns and chronic diseases. It is also becoming more widely accepted within the medical profession that this condition exists!   So what is leaky gut and why do we need to know about it?   Leaky gut is when the tight junctions in our intestines, which normally are very selective with what is able to pass through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream, become weakened and begin...

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Natural Ways To Soothe and Prevent Heartburn

Heartburn is a very common symptom that most people living in Western countries experience at some point in their lives. More many, however, it can be a chronic and painful condition and can cause damage overtime.   Symptoms of acid reflux/heart burn:   • Unpleasant burning sensation in the chest, behind the breastbone, after a meal • Sour taste in the mouth or throat • Pain when sleeping or laying down • Bloating, gas, nausea after meals   The fact that heartburn is so common is a testament to many of our suffering digestive systems.   Contrary to popular belief, heartburn is more often caused by not enough stomach acid, rather than too much. It is much more common to...

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