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Understanding Your Body Constitution to Conquer Inflammatory Bowel Disease part 1

Understanding Your Body Constitution for IBD-Part 1.

Stay-tuned for Part 2-What is a healthy constitution, and learn about the most common constitutional patterns for IBD.

Conquer your abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fatigue.  

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Wonderful Things About Sweet Potatoes

sweet potatoes

I love sweet potatoes made any which way.  My favorite is to bake them in the oven, and slice open and season with salt, pepper, parsley, and a little real butter.  

Did you know about the wonderful health benefits of a sweet potato?

Yes, they are a starchy root vegetable.  Starchy veggies have been given a bad wrap lately, which has impacted our health in general by not eating these types of foods in our regular diet.  

Anyone suffering from inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel disease should pay attention here!

Starchy veggies have soluble fiber, which soothes and regulates the digestive tract, stabilizes the intestinal contractions, and normalizes bowel function from either extreme. So, soluble fiber prevents and relieves both diarrhea and constipation while also preventing the violent and irregular spasms that result in the lower abdominal cramping pain that cripples so many people with IBD, or IBS. 

A Balanced meal includes both insoluble fiber like whole grains, broccoli, fruit with skin, seeds along with soluble fiber foods like a sweet potato.  

Nutrition of a Sweet Potato:

  • Rich in Beta-carotene-helps reduce risk of stroke or heart attack by 20-40%.
  • Low in calories-130 calories per medium sweet potato
  • Fat free
  • Vitamin C-half of your day’s RDA value
  • Vitamin A-necessary for healthy nerve function
  • Potassium-great for blood pressure
  • Natural detoxifying by helping your body expel excess heavy metals and toxins.
  • Great in a detoxifying rice congee (porridge).
  • My recipe you can find in my book, “Ancient Healing for Modern People, Food, Herbs, & Essential Oils“.
  • Anticancer, anti-obesity, and antiaging!

So, eat your sweet Potatoes to enjoy all of the wonderful things!

Dr. Michele Arnold

 

Balance Your Body – Stave off COVID-19

If you feel like you’re battling frequent colds, a cough that won’t quit, or just seem to be tired all the time, it may benefit you to find time for a daily walk or simple exercise routine. Doing this a few times per week can have many health benefits and help build your immune system.

Viruses such as COVID-19 take hold in our bodies when our immune systems are at their weakest points. Below are a few ways to help increase your immune function so your body can function as it’s meant to and stay balanced! continue reading »

Enjoy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day

I hope you are enjoying a nice long weekend.  You derserve it!  Take this day as a reminder and recognition for all that you do.  Have you ever wondered how this day began?  Why do we have a Labor Day holiday?

The History channel explains that it is a way to pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, and the fight for safe working conditions and labor laws.  So, let’s relax, sip some iced tea, eat juicy watermelon, and a cool pasta salad.  See you Tuesday back in action.

Source from: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/labor-day-1

 

Foods to Eat to Help Depression

Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet subsides in the same way our energy does. Harvard Medical Students positioned that same question in relation to depression; what came first, depression or a poor diet? continue reading »

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