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Quinoa, Inca Gold

MINDFUL HEALTH Weekly Nourishment    Quinoa, Inca Gold  In keeping with the gluten-free theme from last week, I want to share some tidbits of information a wonderful food, quinoa (keenwa). Quinoa is actually the seed from a plant related to the pigweed family. Although Quinoa appears to be the latest and greatest ‘grain’ on the market, in fact it is a very ancient grain. Five … Read More

Gluten Friend or Foe?

Can You Digest This?

Do you experience any of the following symptoms?

  • Digestive distress such as gas, bloating, nausea, IBS
  • Headaches
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Mood swings, depression, brain fog
  • Nutrient deficiencies, osteoporosis, anemia
  • Unexplained Fatigue
  • Auto-immune disease
  • Water retention
  • Actually the symptoms are too numerous to include in this article.

Gluten, gluten, gluten, this is a sticky topic, and a big one.

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Tendons & Ligaments

Strains, sprains and other injuries of tendons and ligaments can be addressed through the use of proper nutrition and supplementation. When an injury occurs, the body initiates a series of defense mechanisms which is called inflammation. The body builds a wall-like deposit at the site of the injury which allows excess body fluid to accumulate, this is what we refer to as swelling. This swelling actually impairs the healing process, as adequate blood flow to and from of the injured area is critical in order for reparative agents to reach the site of the damage, and for the toxins to effectively leave. 

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Standard American Diet

In 1958, there were only a handful of food additives, and 419 pounds of chemicals were added to the food chain annually.

In 2004, there were 3,000,000 additives, and 2,000,000,000 pounds of chemicals were added to our food chain.

These chemicals are deposited in the digestive tract, colon, liver, kidneys and the lymphatic system.

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Five Foods You Should Never Eat If You are Avoiding Gluten

Great results!

Five Foods You Should Never Eat If You are Avoiding Gluten If you are suffering from gluten intolerance or celiac disease it is imperative that you eliminate gluten completely from your diet.  Every time you consume gluten, even a tiny bit, you are damaging your system.  You may or may not be manifesting symptoms, but your body is suffering. By avoiding the Five Foods You Should Never Eat  If You … Read More