Pain is a Messenger

What did you do the last time you had a headache? If you are like millions of other Americans, you may have taken a few painkillers, felt some relief and continued with your day. This cycle of medication for pain is extremely common.

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When Plants Attack: Lectins, Phytates and Oxalates

Of all the nutritional recommendations that are passed around, eating more fruits and vegetables seems like a tip that should be universally good for everyone. Like every guideline, even this one has caveats. Many plant foods contain compounds that are irritating to our digestive system, immune system, and even nervous system. These compounds can cause certain plant foods to do more harm than good. In some cases, proper preparation of the foods can mitigate the ill effects of the compounds, but in other cases, the foods should be avoided in their entirety.

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Is Your Gut Leaking?

The term leaky gut is a condition that can occur in the small intestine where food-related particles pass out of the small intestine to the blood stream.

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