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8 ways to ensure a GERD-free holiday feast

November 27, 2018

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If you eat smart (and chew gum!), it can help you avoid post-meal acid reflux.

Making the switch to veganism

December 12, 2017
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How to be a healthy vegan by following a balanced, whole-food diet.

Pick fish for your holiday dish

November 30, 2017
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What makes fish the perfect holiday dish? Not only are fish delicious, but they are also filled to the gills with health benefits.

The link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

September 15, 2017
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Learning how to manage your child’s food allergies is key to dealing with any potential negative imbalances and feelings of anxiety.

Are 'psychobiotics' the real deal?

July 19, 2017
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Reports in the past few years suggest that probiotics – the good bacteria you find in a cup of yogurt with “live and active culture” – can lower anxiety and improve your mood by actually altering your brain chemistry. As it turns out, this may be just another tale of mice and men.

Oops, children should not be drinking juice after all

July 13, 2017
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The AAP now strongly recommends your children not drink juice before age 1 and ditch the sippy cups. Our expert weighs in.

5 unexpected benefits of drinking lemon water daily

July 07, 2017
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You may not know it, but lemon water does a lot of good for our bodies. Besides aiding digestion and keeping us hydrated, adding lemon to our water each day can give us the energy to approach our day feeling refreshed – without the midday crash that comes with caffeine.

Gut instincts: unlocking your second brain

June 30, 2017
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We've all experienced the curious "butterflies" in our stomach, or had a "gut feeling" about something, but what do those feelings mean? According to some gastroenterologists, the nervous system that runs your belly does much more than help process the food you eat – it essentially acts as a second brain.

Obesity: What really works when it comes to losing weight

June 09, 2017
In my 16 years of family medicine, I think the most frustrating disease I’ve treated is obesity. As a doctor, I feel great compassion for patients who try so hard to lose weight. So now, driven to seriously tackle this epidemic, I've scoured the literature for the most up-to-date, evidence-based advice on losing weight. Please share this with friends and family who are considering weight-loss options.

Food allergies or food intolerance, which is which

May 15, 2017
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Finally, understand the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance.

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