Improving Gut Flora = Huge Benefits In Autism

I’ve already written extensively about the power of the gut-mind axis and how probiotics have been able to dramatically support brain function, treating everything from mood disorders to cognition.   One study showed depression improved when participants received probiotic supplements for 30 days, and another study reported clinically significant improvement in mood when participants ate probiotic-containing yogurt for 3 weeks.   Yet another study showed that participants with chronic fatigue syndrome who consumed probiotics three times a day reported significantly less anxiety compared to those who did not.   Another study assessed cognitive performance, mood, memory, acute stress (both subjectively […]

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Your Gut And Brain Are Connected (Duh!)

Have irritable bowel syndrome or other symptoms of gastrointestinal distress?   Researchers are now figuring out what we’ve all known all along… …that not only is our brain health connected to our gut health, but our gut health is connected to our brain health!   You already know this… that your digestion and your thoughts and feelings are directly linked. You know that sudden feeling when you are scared and you become instantly nauseous? As a mom I got that feeling all the time when my kids were younger and I lost sight of them for a moment in a

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Acupuncture Medically Proven To Help Constipation

Acupuncture has been proven to not only significantly help relieve constipation… …but it actually helps relieve chronic, severe constipation not responding to other treatments! On top of that, acupuncture was shown to have long term, persistent effects in helping to solve constipation. Woot!   Why aren’t we hearing about this (yet still seeing endless plugs for Metamucil and fiber bulking agents as well as new Rx drugs such as Linzess and Amitiza on TV?)   Because holistic remedies never get the same press that over-the-counter and prescription remedies do. But that’s what you have me for! I only share uplifting,

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10 Natural Ways To Get Constipation Relief

I’ve had more questions lately from patients regarding constipation relief than any other topic, so I figured I might as well share some of my top tips for easy bowel movements here on the blog with you today! Moving your bowels is important on an energetic level, because this is an important way that we process and release old, unwanted, toxic emotions from our body. Out with the old, in with the new.   Can’t poop? That energetic release process gets S-L-O-W-E-D…. D-O-W-N… way down.   You can fix it naturally, though. Here is how:   1. Water Recent medical

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Eating And Emotions… My Story

It’s been very interesting to travel down an unexpected road, one that I had no idea awaited for me, and to just put one foot in front of the other and walk it. It’s painful no doubt, but as I walked this path I have had the chance to LIVE so much of what I intuitively *knew* about how digestion, the solar plexus and our emotions are all tied in together.   The first day that I awoke to find a farewell letter from my husband on my kitchen table… my solar plexus got a sucker punch I never saw

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