The Keys To Achieving a Healthier Bowel

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Do you get gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea? Have you ever been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulitis, colitis, celiac, Crohn’s, or colon cancer? If so, it is a serious sign you have a weak digestive system. There are many reasons why you can develop these conditions that often cause extreme discomfort. We will discuss the steps you can take to repair a damaged bowel and keep your colon healthy if you want to prevent diseases of your bowel. Here are the things you…

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The Oils You SHOULD and SHOULD NOT Have in Your Pantry

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The oils and fats you consume is an important choice because VERY FEW OF THEM PREVENT DISEASE while MOST ACTUALLY PROMOTE DISEASE.  In this article we cover what oils you should and should not have in your pantry. The worst oils to consume have very high amounts of omega-6 fats and very little or no omega-3 fats.  Omega-6s cause systemic inflammation while omega-3s prevent inflammation.  Trans fats (hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils) are another fat that you should avoid at all costs because of…

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What Foods Are Genetically Modified?

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in THE MAJORITY of packaged and processed foods but are currently not labelled.  Until labeling laws by consumer demand eventually become adopted, you can avoid GM foods by not eating any of the following foods or ingredients made from these foods.  CHECK THOSE INGREDIENT LABELS to avoid the potential harmful effects these foods can have on your health.

Corn (or any corn products, such as high fructose corn syrup, corn oil, corn starch, corn meal, etc.)

Soy (or any soy products, such as soybean oil, soy milk, soy protein, etc.)

Sugar (most is derived from GMO sugar beets, cane sugar is non-GMO)

Canola Oil 

Cotton and Cottonseed Oil 

Hawaiian Papayas

Tomatoes (some are GMO for longer shelf life)

 

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Purchase only foods with the “USDA Organic” label or foods labelled as “non-GMO.”

Below is a printable list of non-GMO food brands.

Is Canola Oil Healthy?

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This is an article we came across in the Healthy Ways Newsletter written by Dr. Bruce Fife.  It is a well-written and well-referenced article explaining canola oil and why it is not the healthy oil we previously thought.  If you use canola oil or eat foods containing canola oil, you might want to read the full article to learn more about this oil you are consuming. Here are the most important points from the article: Canola oil comes from the rape-seed plant that normally produces…

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