How to Avoid Dangerous Ingredients & Be a Smart Label Reader – by Dr. Christine James

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One of the first kitchen rules I have on my family early on was this: Anything with high fructose corn syrup is not allowed in our house. By age 7 my daughter was already reading food labels in the grocery store for ingredients. With a sigh she would place an item with high fructose corn syrup back on the shelf without even a glance at me. This simple rule eliminated about 80% of grocery items and limited the majority of my shopping to the peripheral aisles. Why eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup? High fructose corn syrup is a cheap “super … Read More

Trust Your Gut – by Dr. Christine James

Trust Your Gut

Trust Your Gut: New research is revealing what most Naturopathic Doctors take for granted: that the state of your health and weight may in fact begin in your gut! Gut Bacteria Influences Weight Storage and Loss The bacteria in your gut helps you digest food and enables you to absorb vital nutrients. One study observed that the gut microbes in genetically obese mice have a greater capacity to harvest and store energy (calories) from the diet. (1) When researchers transplanted the microbes from the gut of obese mice into the gut of slender (and germ-free) mice, the slender mice experienced … Read More

Prevent Heart Disease and Protect Your Heart – by Dr. Christine James

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There are a lot of people nowadays who are experiencing heart disease illnesses. How would you prevent it? Here are things you should know. Did you know – Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. – Heart disease claims 1 in 3 women in the US, killing approximately one woman every minute. – More women than men die each year from heart disease. – The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men and are often misunderstood. – Excess weight is a significant … Read More