Coping with Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis Diverticulosis is a condition that describes small pouches in the wall of the digestive tract that occur when the inner layer of the digestive tract bulges through weak spots in the outer layer. When these diverticula become inflamed, that is called diverticulitis. These pouches need to be kept clean until things settle down. Avoiding particles that will lodge in them causing further irritation is key. These food include things like seed, nuts, and roughage or fibrous foods. Things that are hard to digest are best avoided in the early stages. There are two stages of treatment. Initially you need to be very kind to your body and nurse it back to health by eating foods that will do just that. Once stable, you can then re- introduce other foods into your diet but you should alway be aware of high fibrous foods or processed foods which are likely to trigger a problem. When you get a flare up it is important that you avoid all inflammat…
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Thyroid

Thyroid Fatigue, weight gain, muscle spasms, muscle weakness, hair loss and sleep issues are just some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Blood tests at the Dr’s ofter come back clear but you know you just don't feel well but cannot understand why. Many patients are undiagnosed as the levels needed though conventional means are extreme and often overlooked, however even minor imbalances can go on to cause tremendous health concerns that when treated correctly become much less significant. Studies have shown that there are many aspects that affect the Thyroid. Dealing with this complex gland is achievable when you deal the variety of factors involved. Let’s look at the things that “attack” the Thyroid. Chemicals and pesticides. Statistically on average we come into contact with 162 toxins a day. Water in the tap contain both fluoride and chlorine. Shower gel, shampoo, body lotion etc continue to onslaught to the body. Car exhaust fumes and environme…
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Anti-nutrients- Avoiding the Vitamin robbers

Anti-nutrients- Avoiding the Vitamin robbers Optimum nutrition is not just about what you eat, what you don’t eat is just as important. Since the 1950’s over 3500 man made chemicals have found there way into manufactured food, along with pesticide, antibiotics and hormone residues from staple foods like grains and meat. Many of these chemicals are “anti-nutrients” in that they stop nutrients being absorbed. Gone are the days when eating healthy meant simply getting the right balance of nutrients from your food. Now an equally important part of the equation is avoiding harmful chemicals and protecting yourself against those that cannot be avoided. Many of today’s diseases are caused just as much by an excess of anti-nutrients as by a deficiency of nutrients. Take cancer for example. Three quarters of all cancers are associated with an excess of anti-nutrients, be it cancer causing chemicals or excessive free radicals as a results of smoking. Many health probl…
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