Posts by Bette

Digestion Woes

We live in an age of unhappy digestive systems. Medicine has two all-purpose answers for us: Avoid gluten and/or take an antacid; both are bad ideas. Today, let’s talk about gluten.

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Dealing With Stress

Today is all about stress. I’ll be getting into the technical weeds a bit, but nothing more than you can handle. Because of the drunk driver who hit my parents’ car when I was a baby, my adrenal glands are a sorry pair. Better now than they used to be, though.

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One Way to Wreck Your Health

Every, single day, people across the fruited plain practice do-it-yourself brain damage. Why? Because they have no idea they’re making life really hard for their brain–and all the rest of their health, for that matter. And I’m talking about smart people!

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Dry Mouth Woes

Most folks think of “Dry Mouth,” known amongst the poobahs as xerostomia (zero STOW mee uh), as a minor, occasional inconvenience. For most of us, if dry mouth shows up, it goes away fairly quickly, so we don’t worry about it.

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Health Problems Are Never Just One Thing

You know, it would be really swell if health problems practiced a little etiquette. Like, if they only showed up one at a time. And didn’t make more demands than we could handle. And certainly, if they would catch a clue when they were getting on our nerves and just go away.

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One Vitamin Everybody Needs

Your body won’t sparkle and shine without your dietary help. In fact, your wonderful body will prune up and go into sloth mode without some solid effort from you. Such as? Well, for one thing, we all need vitamins, minerals, amino acids–and I could go on–to high-step through life with style and energy.

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Problem Medicines

Prescription medicines take a one-size-fits-all approach. Well, now, see, this is a problem. One-size-fits-all meds actually fit very few, and they may not fit you. They may even harm you. Also, many medicines trash your nutrition and make it harder for you to fight disease. And so on. Well, inquiring minds want to know, so…

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An Unsung Hero in Your Kitchen

This unsung hero sees service everywhere in the world. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. It’s classified as a medical spice because it does so much good for your health. What is this amazing spice, you ask? Black pepper. Or, to be official, piper nigrum.

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