Alleviate common symptoms such as gas, bloating, poor nutrient absorption and indigestion with food and supplements.
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In the world of dietary nutrition, the gluten-free movement is inspiring new ways to enjoy healthy food options, while avoiding the potential inflammation and digestive problems associated with consuming gluten.
What is the healthiest diet? This question is being asked over and over again, and is being answered in a variety of different ways. The truth is there is no single correct answer. One approach that is gaining popularity is the raw food diet, where dieters adhere to a regimen of strictly uncooked food. The raw food diet has proponents and critics, but it’s important to get the facts before adopting 100 percent raw food or any specialized diet over the long term.
Collection of videos featuring Dr. Isaac Eliaz on World News.
Of all the organ systems responsible for maintaining overall health, your digestive tract may work the hardest. This is partially due to today's modern dietary and lifestyle habits. Stress and the ongoing consumption of highly-processed food products can irritate sensitive digestive tissues and disrupt critical digestive processes. Even for people who claim to have an "iron gut" capable of consuming everything from raw meat to swords of fire, digestive vitality can still decrease over time with an unhealthy diet. Impaired digestion can lead to poor nutrient absorption/malnourishment, chronic acid reflux and indigestion, irritable bowel disease, allergies and more serious degenerative illnesses.
With colder weather starting to roll in and the holidays around the corner, many of us may already be struggling with conflicts about eating carbohydrate-rich comfort foods and sugary holiday treats. The war against refined sugar and its sneaky siblings — simple carbohydrates (such as bread and pasta) — is certainly justified. Of course, we need some carbohydrates for energy, brain function and other processes, but these can be obtained from eating fruits, many vegetables, whole grains and legumes. So while sweet tastes and complex sugars are part of our evolutionary palate, refined sugars and overprocessed simple carbohydrates, such as bread and pasta, are not. In fact, these substances act more like pharmaceutical drugs, triggering a cascade of detrimental reactions on the cellular level and leading to a number of degenerative illnesses. Luckily, there are ways to minimize the damage caused by refined sugar, along with some great alternative sweeteners that allow you to enjoy guilt-free treats without sacrificing the urge for sweetness.
Our bodies evolved by developing sophisticated mechanisms that help us adapt to changes in diet, lifestyle and environment. But what happens when too many negative influences affect our health all at once -- unhealthy foods, an overload of environmental toxins, sedentary lifestyle -- and we can't adapt well enough? Our complex biological mechanisms start to misfire, and we have trouble maintaining the balance needed for optimal health. As a result a number of chronic illnesses can develop. Diabetes is a classic example.
Santa Rosa, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2010) -- Never before have our children been up against such dangerous risks to their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Dr. Isaac Eliaz is sharing the most prevalent and important health issues concerning children in order to provide you, the parent, with the knowledge to make the very best choices