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Probiotics May Help You Lose Weight?

  Did you know the size of your belly, thighs, and other parts of your body may be tied to the amount of bacteria in your body? The truth is, as we study probiotics more and more, we’ve come to find they might be directly linked to your weight.   And by getting probiotics into your body, you might be able to lose weight in a way you never have before.  Which is funny when you think about it...because 20 years ago it’s unlikely any of you reading this would have gone out of your way to get some extra bacteria in your diet. And you would surely have thought bacteria would make you gain weight, as opposed to helping you lose it.  But...

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7 Amazing Health Facts about Zucchinis

The other day I wrote about anti-inflammatory herbs and foods you can grow to create a medicine chest in your backyard. I know many of you reading this don’t necessarily have the time or the space to grow all kinds of different foods. But if you have a few extra square feet to grow anything… then I highly recommend going with the zucchini.  This vegetable is absolutely great for the backyard gardener. Zucchini grows like a weed and the yields off just one plant can be astounding. One zucchini plant can easily produce 20+ two pound zucchinis over the course of a summer. All you need is a little bit of soil and water and you’re good to go. That’s...

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We Might Have Found Out What Triggers This Awful Disease

A revolutionary study may have discovered what causes Crohn's disease, which is one of the most debilitating digestive issues medical professionals deal with continuously. Evidence supports the theory that something living inside of Crohn's sufferers is causing their tremendous pain and irregular bowel activity. As you likely know, trillions and trillions of live bacteria, viruses, and other organisms live inside our bodies. Many of these organisms simply exist and don't affect us one way or another. Some of them are actually quite helpful to our health (i.e. probiotics, which help promote stomach health). However, some are responsible for diseases that can harm or kill you.While most people know bacteria live inside us, most people don't know fungi do.It turns out a certain strain of...

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This Is A Big (And Hidden) Reason You Might Have Digestive Issues

I think it's fair to say that most of you reading this are aware that millions and millions of Americans across the nation have occasional digestive issues. In fact, I'd be willing to bet many of you reading this experience digestive distress on a regular basis.This could come in the form of occasional stomach cramps, heartburn, uncomfortable gas, IBS, and more.Most of you probably think I'm going to peg things like allergies to foods (such as gluten and dairy) as the reason for upset stomachs.  Interestingly enough, that's not what I'm going to talk to you about.By the way, if you have digestive issues and apply what you learn below and it doesn't end up correcting how you feel, I'd recommend getting a food allergy test.But...

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Here's What You Should Take If You Have Trouble Digesting Food

Millions and millions of Americans have trouble digesting food.In fact, I'd be willing to wager that some of the top complaints we hear in our office are related to digestive issues.For the most part, I think digestion problems relate directly to the kinds of foods we eat.I know what you're probably thinking - "Here it comes again, Dr. Wiggy is gonna tell me I don't need to eat gluten, dairy, soy, yadda-yadda."Well guess what? You're right and you're wrong.Sure, most of the time my first inclination is to recommend eliminating problematic foods causing bloating, gas, indigestion, IBS, etc.But I've got to make a confession. Saying, "Cut this and cut that" won't always solve digestive problems; in fact, in a fair number of cases, the reason people aren't able to digest...

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