If you have a thyroid problem, the way you should eat is very similar to that of an individual who does not have a thyroid issue. Organic foods contain fewer amounts of chemicals and pesticides which, as you know from the thyroid-disrupting chemical chapter article, can have a negative effect on the thyroid gland. The main goals of a thyroid diet are those which remove any stress from the thyroid gland itself and any systems that may be affecting the thyroid gland. Read more
Was Hippocrates right over 2,000 years ago? I would have to agree with him a majority of the time when it comes to chronic diseases. A healthy digestive system begins with excellent digestion so let’s go over some tips to help you improve your digestion. Firstly, I’d like to briefly cover the reason why your digestion may be out of balance.
What causes bad digestion?
Eating very quickly while on the run and not completely focusing on your meal will result in poor digestion. You must be in a parasympathetic dominant state which is your “rest and digest” branch of your nervous system. Many people are sympathetic dominant when they eat which is the “fight or flight” branch of your nervous system.
When your sympathetic nervous is revved up, your body produces adrenaline which takes blood away from your stomach and lowers stomach acid so you won’t digest food very well. Watching television, reading, texting, checking Facebook etc. while you’re eating will draw you out of your rest and digest state resulting in poor digestion. Read more
If you’re been wondering how to cure heartburn, you’re not alone. Did you know that one out of every ten Americans has heartburn every day and up to 1/3 of the population has heartburn every week? That’s a lot of people! In addition, drugs that target heartburn are the 3rd best-selling drugs in the world totaling $24 billion in sales worldwide and growing! We have always known it as heartburn until it was recently given an official title of GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. GERD basically occurs when the contents of the stomach such as acid and food reflux into the esophagus. GERD that is untreated can cause irritation to the esophagus resulting in cancer and erosion. Unfortunately, we are finding out that suppressing stomach acid to treat the symptoms of GERD can lead to a lot of long-term health problems. Read more