Archive for August, 2014

Fertilize the garden called “bowel flora”

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I like to think of bowel flora, the thousand or so species of microorganisms that inhabit the human gastrointestinal tract, as a garden. Probiotics, i.e., anything that provides microorganisms believed to be among the desired inhabitants such as the various Lactobacillus or Bifidobacteria species, are like planting seeds for peppers and zucchini in your garden in spring time.

But what if you planted your seeds, then neglected to water and fertilize your garden? If you’re lucky, you might have a few peppers and zucchini after a few weeks, but you’re more likely to have a few stunted vegetables or nothing except a few shriveled vines. A successful garden requires water and fertilizer.

Why You Should Care About Preventive Health Screenings

Many changes are on the horizon for health care in the United States. Health care providers, businesses and other organizations now see value in making preventive healthcare screenings more widely available. This is changing the way our society views health care and emphasizes prevention of disease instead of treatment. So, what are preventive health care […]

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Quick and Transparent

I’ve been absent lately because I’m finally creating the new blog that I’ve been thinking about for over a year now.  It should be up and going in the next week or two.  I’ve had a lot of good days lately, but I’m aggravated right now.

I’d rather focus my energy on the new blog and all of the reasons that I have to be thankful, but I’d like to get this off of my chest too.


Think Losing Weight Is A Pipe Dream? Make Weight Loss

Think Losing Weight Is A Pipe Dream? Make Weight Loss A Reality With These Simple Tips!

Weight loss is often an embarrassing subject to discuss. Many people offer conflicting advice that burdens you and this gives you a difficult time trying to find the right weight loss plan. Follow the steps here because they’ll allow you to start losing weight and help you to keep it off too.

When you achieve any of your weight-loss goals, you should celebrate the accomplishment. Have some me-time, indulge in a little treat or simply put your feet up for an hour with a book, whatever makes you happy. Celebrating small successes will keep you motivated in your continuing struggle to lose weight.