Alfalfa: The superfood

alfalfa-sproutsAlfalfa is one of the most nutrient-rich food sources. The benefits of alfalfa stem from the fact that it is rich in vitamins including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E and K. It is also especially rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, all in easily digestible forms. It is also a natural source of fluoride, fiber, antioxidants (such as chlorophyll), and phytonutrients (such as octacosanol, carotenoids and saponins). It is said to contain over 300 nutrients and phytonutrients.

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Heartburn Can Destroy Your Health: The Danger Of PPIs

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We have many patients that come to the office for a variety of conditions. One of the most silent disease causing conditions is GERD.  By taking medication for the condition you don’t have the “problem” anymore.  But did you know that by taking this medication you are making a short term problem into a long term disease?

Are Your Digestive Issues Causing Your Depression or Anxiety? The Link Between Moods and Altered Digestive Function.

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Digestive dysfunction is rampant in the US. Approximately 9 million people suffer from at least one digestive problem-abdominal pain, IBS, constipation, or diarrhea. One in five of us suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloating. Digestive problems are the number one reason people see their medical doctor, especially as we age.

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