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Can we get the nutrients we need from food?

Can we get the nutrients we need from food? The answer is: maybe. Here’s what I can tell you for sure: Our food has MUCH less nutrition today compared to 1975, just 44 years ago. Don’t worry, we’re not completely lost. I do have some suggestions for how to get your...

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5 Daily Supplements Everyone Needs

5 Supplements Everyone Needs If I could, I wouldn’t take any daily supplements at all. But with modern farming practices and the prevalence of toxins in the environment, it’s just not avoidable. https://youtu.be/1FpM22u5TE0  Here’s my top 5 list of daily supplements...

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5 Ways to Alkalize Your Body’s pH

5 Ways to Alkalize Your Body’s pH pH is a running theme this past month in here! But I want to emphasize how very important pH is to our health and our ability to fight pathogens like Candida. If you want to read more on the subject of pH and how to test it at home,...

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How to Test Your pH at Home

Why would you even want to test your pH at home? Well, your body’s pH is very important for healthy cell growth. You will fight pathogens like Candida, viruses, bad bacteria, and parasites much more easily with a pH between 6.8-7.2. It will also help you to avoid...

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Alkaline vs. Acid in the Body and Gut

Alkaline vs. Acid I’ve seen discussions online about acidity vs. alkalinity in the body. This is a very important issue, and it’s clear that many people are very confused. I’ll admit, it took me a while to understand this too! For a little background on why we need...

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6 Tips to Solve Constipation Naturally

First, I have to get one thing on the table. A lot of people do not know they are constipated! I didn’t know I was constipated till I reached 39 years of age. I was pooping tiny little balls 9 times a day. That’s a very typical definition of constipation. Some people...

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8 Tips for Better Sleep

https://youtu.be/1Di_TCLNuSY   It’s important to get enough sleep- both to prevent illness and to fight Candida What happens during sleep? While it seems like we’re doing “nothing” while we sleep, the truth is exactly the opposite. Our bodies are accomplishing...

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PPIs Make Reflux Worse

What do proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) do? They inhibit the production of stomach acid. If you didn’t read last week’s post you can READ IT HERE. It’s about the idea that reflux is actually caused by insufficient stomach acid. It’s sort of a pre-requisite for this...

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Reflux is NOT Caused by Too Much Stomach Acid

GERD: Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder Many of us have experienced reflux, yet most of us don’t really understand what it is. We assume that it’s a result of too much stomach acid, maybe triggered by acidic foods. That’s true for some people, but for most it’s quite...

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Colonoscopy Prep. How I did it without drugs!

What? Easy colonoscopy prep? No way! Yes! Easy colonoscopy prep, without drugs! A few years ago, before I turned 40, I was worried about my gut health. I was eating a no sugar, paleo diet, and actively fighting Candida. While I had been running a pretty good show in...

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Laurie Seely

Functional Medicine Health Coach