Category Archives: General Advice

What is Wheat Germ? What is Wheat Bran? What is the difference?

I have started working at a small health food store where you can find healthy bulk foods and supplements at the same time. There are lots of interesting products and some of them that I have never seen or heard of before. I am feeling overwhelmed by a large number of products that I have… Read more »

Apple Cider Vinegar, a great digestive aid

My husband has been suffering from stubborn heartburns, along with gas. He thinks that his stomach is producing too much stomach acid and that needs to be settled by taking an antacid medicine (like “Tums”). He grew up in a family that always relies on medication for every little health issue. He usually takes over-the-counter… Read more »

Ultimate Undergarment! Haramaki from Japan

When I was a child, I used to wear a Haramaki in bed to keep my tummy warm. Growing up in Japan, as far as I can remember, my mother emphasized the importance of keeping the abdominal area warm even in summer time!  I was told to at least cover the belly area with a… Read more »

Digestion begins from the mouth!

My teenage son is having a growth spurt and has been growing like a weed for a while. He can eat as much as adults can eat or more. I am very happy that he is not too picky about what he eats, but I am a bit concerned about HOW he eats. He eats… Read more »