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Kudzu Root: Beneficial Herb or Just a Hyped Plant Invader?

If you have ever driven through the South and looked into fields and wooded areas noticing a vine-like plant resembling a topiary, chances are that plant was kudzu. Kudzu root, also known as kuzu, is mostly used as an herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Chinese cook it in many dishes for both medicinal purposes…

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Recipe

If you've ever ordered a burrito from a Mexican restaurant, including fast food chains like Chipotle, you likely have heard about barbacoa. The beef is one of the most popular meat fillings at these establishments and for good reason: it's usually flavorful, especially when compared to chicken, and perfect for piling on along with your…

Why Am I Hungry? Weird Things Stoking Your Appetite

"Why am I hungry … like all of the time?" Is that a question you're asking a lot lately? That's because weight loss is a bit more complicated than "calories in, calories out." While that is certainly important, getting your hormones under control is key to stifle an out-of-control appetite. Luckily, you're not destined for…

Dyspepsia Signs & Symptoms + 8 Natural Remedies

Have you ever experienced an upset stomach after eating? Maybe it was accompanied by excessive gas and bloating? There's actually a more scientific term for this common health problem. I'm talking about dyspepsia. What is dyspepsia? Well, aside from being a fancier word for upset stomach or indigestion, dyspepsia is defined as "any or all of…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice Recipe

One of the most-used tools in my kitchen is the slow cooker. It's the great cooking equalizer — even if you have no experience cooking, slow cooker chicken recipes allow you to just dump all the ingredients, let the pot do its magic and have a delicious meal ready several hours later. One of my favorite…

Cirrhosis: 8 Natural Tips for Prevention & Management

Did you know that your liver is your largest internal organ (roughly the size of a football!)?  Your hard-working liver, weighing roughly three to four pounds in total, sits just under your rib cage on the right side of your abdomen. It's responsible for crucial functions like digesting your food, storing energy, and removing toxins…

Heartburn Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

It’s now estimated that more than 60 million American adults experience heartburn symptoms at least once a month. Surveys have found that the number of people reporting daily or weekly heartburn and/or acid reflux symptoms has risen nearly 50 percent over the last decade. (1) If you're one of these people, wondering how to get rid…

Acid Reflux Diet: Best Foods, Foods to Avoid & Supplements that Help

More than one-third of the population suffers from some sort of recurring, painful digestive symptom, disorder or disease. For example, these include hemorrhoids, IBS, Crohn’s, gluten intolerance or celiac disease, heartburn or acid reflux. (1) Many other chronic conditions, including some that are caused mainly by a weakened immune system, are also linked to poor digestive health. What…

GERD Diet Plan: Best & Worst Foods + Natural Remedies

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD for short) causes daily persistent heartburn, also called acid reflux, in nearly 1 in 5 American adults. This chronic condition, caused by inflammation and dysfunctions of the stomach, leads to tissue damage that erodes the esophagus. Why might someone develop GERD or acid reflux? A large body of research shows that root…

GERD Symptoms & Causes + 5 Natural Treatments

Between 20-44 percent of the total population of those living in Western, industrialized nations suffers from GERD. Many experts believe that the alarmingly high prevalence of GERD is a direct result of eating a modern, highly-processed diet. Up to 40 percent of Americans experience GERD-related symptoms at least monthly. Around 10-20 percent experience GERD symptoms…