Digest Better This Holiday Season!

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Nov 14, 2014

The holidays are a time when many of us overindulge with yummy food. With all the parties and celebrations, it's hard not to! Below, see my best advice on supporting digestion  and relieving discomfort so you can best enjoy the holiday season.

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Digestion of Beans & Vegetables

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Aug 14, 2014

My nutritionist recommended I eat a Mediterranean type diet and increase beans and vegetables in my diet. I love to eat beans and vegetables but I have a terrible time digesting them. Is there something I can do to help?

Steaming or sauteing your vegetables and properly soaking and cooking your beans can help improve their digestibility.  A digestive enzyme specific for vegetable and bean digestion may also provide relief.

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Digestion and Candida Overgrowth

Posted to: Wellness Blog by Dr. Joanne on Jul 12, 2014

I’ve been experiencing significant bloating after and in-between meals. Could candida overgrowth be the cause? What natural remedies can help my discomfort?

Overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans could be the underlying cause of frequent bloating and several other digestive complaints. In a healthy individual, the presence of this yeast is benign and poses no threat to one’s health. However, when candida overgrows and is present in large amounts, several health issues can develop.

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