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Category Archives for "Gut Health"

The Little-Known Nutrient in Seafood Soups

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In case you were guessing, the little-known nutrient in seafood soups is NOT omega-3s. Everyone knows about the health benefits of omega-3s. I know it. You know it. Your mother knows it. My mother knows it. Every doctor, every health website and every major health organization has been telling us this for decades now. Heck […]

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Mercury in Seafood: Why We Should Stop Worrying

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For decades we’ve been told mercury in seafood is a concern. On the surface, it sure makes sense. Though mercury occurs naturally in the environment, industrial sources like coal burning power plants increases mercury in the atmosphere which settles in our waterways and gets consumed by fish. Larger fish eat smaller fish and so it […]

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How Thai Soups Can Help My People

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Next week I will finally be releasing my new book, The Thai Soup Secret, which will include 40 recipes for different types of Thai soups and broths. And so on the week before its release, I thought I’d share the Introduction to the book where I explain why I wrote a book about Thai soups. It’s not just […]

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The Best Gut Healing Soup (Video Demo)

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I admit, it’s kind of silly to even suggest that there’s a “best gut healing soup.” Any REAL soup, made from real, homemade bone broth, has powerful gut healing qualities.  There are literally, thousands of examples from traditional cuisines all around the world. But if there was an actual competition for the best gut healing […]

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5 Reasons Why White Rice is Good for You

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It was an interesting experience to travel in Thailand this past year. Very few Thai people know about the Paleo diet as Thai cuisine is anything but low carb. Fruits, veggies and yes, white rice are a central part of Thai cuisine. White rice is eaten every single day and often at every meal. It’s also […]

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The Real Cause of GERD

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Last week a study was published in JAMA about the real cause of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and it got a lot of media attention (as studies often do). It was announced that researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas VA Medical Center may have found the real cause of GERD. In a small study […]

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How to Wean Off Acid Blockers

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Many people are now becoming aware of the long term dangers of taking acid blockers.  In part one of this two-part series, I discussed five reasons WHY you should stop taking acid blockers. Today, in part two, I’m going to discuss HOW to stop taking acid blockers.  Because for many people, it can be extraordinarily difficult […]

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5 Reasons to Stop Taking Acid Blockers

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It’s amazing to me how many people do NOT stop taking acid blockers once they start. Over time, as the stomach makes less acid in response to the acid continuously being suppressed, it can actually get harder to stop taking acid blockers. In particular, the class of acid blockers known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) […]

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When Bone Broth Is Bad For You

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With the explosion of the bone broth craze in recent years millions of people have learned about their health benefits. But what if bone broth is bad for your health too? Thankfully, the benefits far outweigh any potential downsides. However, contrary to popular belief, there is one downside. In my recent presentation about Asian bone broths […]

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5 Herbs For Digestive Health

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5 Herbs for Digestive Health By Hannah Jacobson-Hardy of sweetbirchherbals.com There is something we all have in common as humans, yet don’t talk about it nearly enough – digestive issues! When my digestion feels “off,” I am not a happy camper. I’ve been plagued by many of the common ailments, but I won’t get into […]

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