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Three Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Bloating

Everyone eats too much at the holidays.  It's unavoidable.  And fun!  So let's focus on what we can do to minimize the suffering with 3 easy ways: 1 - Don't stop eating fresh fruits and vegetables.  Keep them going even if its pie and salad. 2 - Take extra probiotics.  They help digest your food, reduce bloating, and keep things moving.   3 - Make an extra effort to drink more water or kick it up a notch and add some coconut water to your water glass for the extra hydrating effect.  Sure, the holiday egg nog or bottle of wine is a must for festivities!  But alcohol and sweets are dehydrating.  And the more dehydrated you feel, the less you...

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Afraid of Fruit? Read "Medical Medium" by Anthony Williams

I admit, I became afraid of fruit. Did you?  Fruit has sugar and sugar = bad.  Then recently, I got a fresh perspective on fruit.  I read "Medical Medium," by Anthony Williams. He keeps it simple: eat lots of fruit all the time. How exciting!   So what's all the fuss about fruit?  Americans are eating less fruit and national sales of fruit are down. Diet experts caution against eating too much fruit, certain kinds of fruit, or even times of day and in what combination with other foods. Ugh!  Who can keep track? The people with medical concerns are told a whole other set of things about fruit.  Some of it is useful.  For example, it's important to understand that fruit juice has...

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Lemon Water In the Morning - A Fresh Perspective

Health.  It's easy breezy lemon squeezy.   Just keep a fresh perspective.  Start your day with fresh lemon juice in your water.   Consider your body's perspective:  Last night, your liver worked hard.  It was detoxing, cleaning and filtering.  Your liver is an amazing organ with hundreds of jobs that doctors still don't fully understand. This morning, you woke up, went to the bathroom and got rid of all that filtered bad stuff. Great!  (And you were sleeping on the job.)    What next? Coffee?? Let's face it, your liver doesn't need coffee to wake up.  It needs water to function properly.  So make it a lemon water first. Lemon water helps support immune function, respiratory function, alkalizes the body, aids digestion, clears the...

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