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Good Fats and Oils

Do you questions whether there is such a thing as good fats and oils? I want you to get over your fear of fat! Repeat after me “Fat does not make me fat.” Natural fats provide your body and brain with clean, lasting energy. They keep you satiated long after the carbs have burned up. […]

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Fats and Oils

Since we’ve learned a bit about how important our gallbladders are, I thought I’d expand on how to eat to keep it working optimally. Fats are the key to making this happen. Below is an excerpt from the book “Know Your Fats” by Mary G. Enig, PhD. Dr. Enig is a highly regarded lipid researcher […]

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Why You Need Your Gallbladder | Body Wisdom Nutrition

Why You Need Your Gallbladder

Do you really know why you need your gallbladder? Most people don’t, so you’re not alone. Gallbladders are a use-it-or-lose it organ. Without the right foods – or with all the wrong ones – it will cease to function properly. To have a healthy gallbladder you need to regularly consume healthy fats. On low-fat diets, […]

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An "A-Ha" Moment About High Blood Pressure

I came across something interesting in the Tissues chapter of my Anatomy & Physiology textbook (Introduction to the Human Body by Tortora & Derrickson). In a section about adipose tissue, commonly known as fat, it has this to say about why obese people frequently have high blood pressure: As the amount of adipose tissue increases […]

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Reactions to Nutritional Therapy

Reactions to Nutritional Therapy and diet changes can be confusing. When you make a dramatic change in your diet or start using therapeutic doses of vitamins or other nutrients, your body might not love you for it right away. I’m sure a lot of you have experienced giving up coffee or sweets and having a […]

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Sugar Free Challenge January 17th-24th

This challenge is being presented by Kimi at The Nourishing Gourmet – one of my very favorite bloggers! She describes 3 levels to join at, and I’m signing up for the moderate level, which means that my only “sweets” that week will be whole fruits. I’m interested to see if I feel any different at […]

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The True Causes of Heartburn and Indigestion | Body Wisdom Nutrition

Heartburn and Indigestion

I want to help you understand the true causes or heartburn and indigestion and simple things to try to relive it. Physicians are bombarded with drug company marketing and will be more than happy to make your frequent heartburn go away with a prescription. But what is your stomach really trying to tell you? It’s […]

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The Importance of Stomach Acid | Body Wisdom Nutrition

The Importance of Stomach Acid

The importance of stomach acid in digestion can’t be overstated. Stomach acid is where the action gets interesting in digestion. When your body is producing hydrochloric acid like it should, you’re setting the stage to make the most of what you eat and feel great in the process. A stomach that functions well is able […]

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Digestion is a North to South Process | Body Wisdom Nutrition

Digestion: A North to South Process

I started writing a bit about digestive issues and then I realized that I should probably start at the beginning and describe how digestion works when it’s functioning optimally. Digestion is a north to south process, but until I was studying it I didn’t really have a good grasp on how the organs interact with […]

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