Tag Archives: digestive health food

Weight loss: The Optimal Intestinal Health Way, Part 3

There are many weight loss books we have at home. In fact, most of them were my husband’s books. I was very surprised to see there were so many different approaches to losing weight. It was overwhelming to go through them all to see which ones are good for my husband. As I looked through… Read more »

Weight loss, The Optimal Intestinal Health Way, Part 2

A few weeks ago, I calculated BMI (Body Mass Index) for my husband and myself. It turned out to be a wake-up-call, for the urgent weight loss mission for my husband’s future health. His number was higher than expected…almost “very obese” which could cause many health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, and even premature… Read more »

How and Why do you get Ulcers?

One of my sisters-in-law used to suffer from “ulcers”. She suffered from acute abdominal pain and claimed that she got this due to the stresses in her life. It is a common assumption that stress and anxiety can cause ulcers and it was thought to be the result of a high stress life-style (especially common… Read more »

3 Top Recommended Supplements for Constipation

Since I work at a health food store, I notice that many people (especially young people) are interested in “Detox” and looking for some effective tools. There are many detox products at the store and they work for different parts of the body (liver, kidneys, colon, skin, lungs, and lymphatic system) and are used for… Read more »

So Many Strains! Homemade Soymilk Yogurt

I have been making and eating soy milk yogurt for a couple of months. How I discovered this healthful routine was a fluke. When I was researching about fermentation online, I found out how Japanese people are adapting various fermentation processes and foods into their lives. In fact, fermented foods are a big part of… 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 »

You can’t beat Beets!

My garden has been pretty successful this summer and my family and I are enjoying fresh vegetables almost everyday. However, there is a vegetable that I have been noticing but haven’t harvested yet …  Beets. Since beets are growing underground, I can never tell if they are ready to be picked or still small. So,… Read more »