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Nutrition and the Body Mind Connection
Smell your food and chew, chew, chew. Acid Reflux may be caused by not enough hydrochloric acid and enzymes and abnormal operation of organs and systems. Undigested food in intestines may be one instigator of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Peristaltic waves are muscle contractions in the stomach and intestinal tract. Poor circulation and poor muscle health and performance also contribute to abnormal digestive process.

Water helps the body move nutrients and chemicals out of the small intestines so they can be available to user/processor cells and organs. Water in the large intestine helps to soften fecal matter so it can move and be effectively discharged from the body. Water imbalance and processing may be a contributor 
to chronic constipation and diarrhea.

Consider the homeopathic process of stimulating the vital force and supporting the body's normalization of cells, tissues, organs and systems as a contributor to good health and good life.
Weight Management
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); leading medical journals; and the media all report that Americans are overweight in epidemic proportions. How did this happen? Americans consume large portions of the wrong kinds of foods, such as refined foods and snacks loaded with sugar, instead of balanced meals that include good-quality proteins (fresh meat, poultry, and seafood), fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These poor diet choices combined with a sedentary lifestyle cause weight gain, resulting in numerous health problems. Another possibility for poor food choices is needing healthy food choices for hectic and stressed lifestyles.

Many Americans address their weight issues by trying a quick-fix weight management program using a short-term intense stress approach to reduce weight then gaining the weight back again. Because these programs do not take into account the physiologic needs of the body these dieters do not experience permanent success. In addition, many quick-fix programs are not designed to be practiced for an extended timeframe. Dieters who go on these programs become frustrated because eventually all the weight that was lost comes back.

The ideal weight management program takes time. It needs to be gentle, reduce excess fat stores, be high in fiber and low in fat, increase muscle and ensure that the amount of metabolic energy being used is greater than the amount of calories consumed. All of this needs to occur without losing muscle mass, which can be maintained by consuming vital nutrients. Once the ideal weight is reached, maintaining it requires that the amount of energy expended is equal to the energy intake. Adhering to a healthy balance of good nutrition and exercise is key. 

Healthy liver function supports the body in burning fat for energy. 
Nutrients, dietary and homeopathic recommendations for an effective weight management program need to revolve around supporting optimal liver function and overall health. 

Do not expect instantaneous success--you did not wake up one morning instantly overweight, so it will take time to safely and effectively lose the unwanted pounds while improving your overall health.
See the Services Page for more comments on Obesity and Aging.


How STRESS Takes its Toll
Like its more severe cousin depression, ordinary stress is harmful to the body as well as the mind. Stress comes in two forms, each with its biochemistry: ACUTE stress is a response to imminent danger, and turbo-charges the system with powerful hormones that can damage the cardiovascular system. CHRONIC stress is caused by constant emotional pressure the victim can not control, and produces hormones that can weaken the immune system and damage bones.

A stress response starts in the brain and the body unleashes a flood of hormones that can cause significant damage. Arteries widen. Heart beats faster. Lungs ventilate faster. Muscles tense. Adrenal glands release hormones. Stomach digestion shuts down and vital nutrient and hormone imbalances occur. Chronic low-level stress keeps the glucocorticoids in circulation, leading to a weakened immune system, loss of bone mass, suppression of the reproductive system and memory problems. 

Behaviors are outside indications of internal status. Improper behaviors may result from chemical imbalances. The digestive system functioning is a very important to mental, emotional and physical operations.

Improve Nutrition and Digestion
When parts of the body have weak links, mental, emotional and physical breakdowns are likely to occur. Homeopathy and nutrition are so important in stimulating the vital force and supporting the body's normalization of cells, tissues, organs and systems as a contributor to good health and good life.


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