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Got IBS? You Should Know FODMAPs
Created on 7/10/2014
Say Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols quickly.

Here's a shortcut - say "FODMAPs".

If you have irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, you should know about FODMAPs - because foods containing them can worsen IBS symptoms.

And with relatively simple changes in your diet, you just might feel a whole lot better. Read More>>
Kefir - What's That?
Created on 7/10/2014
Have you ever heard of kefir?

Many people have not, and we all may be hearing more about it in the future.

That's because kefir, a traditional beverage, contains probiotic organisms that may promote good health.

Research suggests benefits with respect to lactose intolerance and perhaps fending off certain infections.

And, generally speaking, kefir passes the taste test! Read More>>
Go Avocado!
Created on 7/8/2014
The humble avocado is actually a nutrient-packed fruit that can be a tasty addition to most any recipe.

Most people already enjoy guacamole -

and there are many more ways to include avocados in your meal plan.

They're easy to use, they taste good, and -

they're good for you! Read More>>
Grapefruit with Statins - No Go?
Created on 7/3/2014
Many people drink juice with their breakfast, maybe even throughout the day.

Some of those folks favor grapefruit juice.

And some of them are also taking statin medication to help lower unhealthy cholesterol levels.

They should probably choose another type of juice -

grapefruit can interfere with how certain medications are handled in the body. Read More>>
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