Tag Archives: digestive health

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 »

3 Simple Steps to Start Weight Loss: The Optimal Intestinal Health Way, Part 1

Since I calculated my husband’s BMI (Body Mass Index) and discovered that he was close to being “very obese”, I have been reading all kinds of weight loss books. These books were not all mine, in fact, I was very surprised to see how many weight loss books my husband had (there is a big… Read more »

Knowing your BMI can be a first step to a Healthier You!

There are many “weight loss” supplements at a health food store where I work. Some products are very popular and others are not, depending on the reputation of their effectiveness (or simply due to the frequency of advertisement). In my opinion, none of them work if you are looking for a “magic pill” to instantly… 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 »

Probiotics, How to Find the Right One for You.

There are so many kinds of probiotics on the market and they all sound great. Each company claims that their products are the best for you. In fact, supplements are just like food, one kind doesn’t satisfy everyone. Different brands may work well to some people, whereas, another kind suits different people. Ultimately, the reasons… 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 »

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 »