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Can Caffeine Lead to Binge Eating?

Binge Eating

In this post, we explore the relationship between caffeine and binge eating by answering the following question from a site visitor.

Hi Cynthia,

I have struggled with periodic binge eating for years. I have cleaned up my diet and follow and weighed and measured plan high in protein and non-starchy vegetables as well as some fats. My plan allows for black coffee and tea, which I drink liberally. I still struggle with periodic binging late at night. Is there reason to suspect that this is due to the caffeine intake? Thanks, Meg.

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H. Pylori Basics

H. Pylori

H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) is a gram negative bacterium that inhabits the stomach and/or the first part of the small intestine called the duodenum. It is believed that 50 percent of the world’s population carries this fella, however, not everyone develops symptoms. It can produce a broad range of upper GI symptoms like GERD, heart burn, acid reflux, a deep gnawing or burning feeling in the stomach or upper small intestine area, bloating, nausea, frequent and intense belching, and is the primary cause of ulcers and gastritis.

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Ten Plus Health Benefits of Garlic

Fresh raw garlic bulbs are rich in health benefits.

The health benefits of garlic have been known by common folk for thousands of years, but more recently, these benefits have been backed up by a large amount of scientific research. Below are some of the most important reasons to try and eat more of this time-tested food. [continue reading…]


A Delicious Low-Carb Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

Low-Carb Homemade Ice Cream

Well, the temperature has been in the hundreds in my neck of the woods for the last few weeks and this kind of weather always gets me in the mood for some rich and smooth ice cream to cool me off a bit. After my main course meal, I love to curl up and get mindfully intimate with a delicious bowl while watching a good movie. [continue reading…]

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15 Fascinating Facts About Candida You May Not Know

Fascinating Facts About Candida

Candida is one of the most cunning and adaptive organisms that exists. It has developed a variety of ingenious mechanisms to ensure its survival and can wreck havoc on one’s mental, physical and spiritual health. Here are a few fascinating facts about this microbe that you don’t hear about very often. [continue reading…]


Ten Natural Remedies for Depression

Happy and depression free woman in nature .

According to the World Health Organization, depression affects approximately 350 million people worldwide. You’ve probably heard traditional psychologists use the word chemical imbalance when speaking of depression; the chemicals they are referring to are neurotransmitters in the brain which are not functioning properly. A chemical imbalance may involve depletion or excess. [continue reading…]


The Many Powerful Health Benefits of Salmon

Salmon and Vegetables

The health benefits of salmon have been widely chronicled, but it is always worthwhile to go over them again. Before looking at all the great aspects of this superfood, it is important to note that the fish that you eat should be wild and not farmed. Farmed salmon have an imbalance in their fatty acid ratio because of unnatural diets, and almost all fish from areas other than the Pacific Northwest are high in heavy metals and other pollutants, both of which can result in a vast array of psychiatric or medical health conditions if consumed on a frequent basis. [continue reading…]

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Is Lufenuron Safe and Effective for Candida?

Fungal Cell Wall Depicting Chitin

You may see a lot of hype around products that are marketed as Candida cell wall suppressors also known as chitin synthesis inhibitors. One of the newest on the scene is a substance called lufenuron, which is the active ingredient in some veterinarian flea control products and parasite medications. It is a type of pesticide that inhibits the production of chitin. Chitin, a derivative of glucose, is a substance that helps form the hard outer shell (exoskeleton) of insects and crustaceans, and the cell wall of fungi like Candida. We will attempt to cover this topic by answering the following question submitted by a visitor to the blog. [continue reading…]

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What are Oxalates and How Can They Affect Your Health?

What are Oxalates and How Can They Affect Your Health

We’re going to tackle this topic by answering the following question from a site visitor.

“Cynthia, my oxalate level on a recent Organic Acid Test from Great Plains Lab was 250. I don’t know if that is seriously high or not, but it was recommended that I reduce them. I cut out the spinach, severely reduced greens (but not kale) and almonds. I don’t have any idea if that has made a difference. I have so many symptoms from so many things, I don’t notice any difference when I do “indulge” in higher oxalate food. Are oxalates really harmful at that level? I hope I have reduced my level of Candida which you and I have connected on in the past, but I’m not sure about that either. Still have gas, bloating and constipation. Have been gluten-free since 2007 and tested negative recently for SIBO.” ~Lynne

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Choosing the Right Natural Health Remedies

Choosing the Right Natural Health Remedies

Choosing the right natural health remedies can be difficult and confusing, because there’s so many opposing viewpoints to be found it’s hard to know what really works. One of the reasons that we see so much conflicting information is because not everyone responds in the same manner; different approaches work for different people. There are several key factors to keep in mind when choosing which remedies are right for you. [continue reading…]