Thursday, October 25, 2012

Gastrointestinal Health & Goya: Food Sensitivity

Gastrointestinal Health & Goya: Food Sensitivity
I had a nice chat with a friend today that is an anti-aging specialist. I had never had a problem eating goya, also known as bitter melon, until I purchased it in the U.S.. Bye-bye champuru, one of my favorite dishes. With all of the chemicals and hormones used in food growth, production and processing in the U.S., I can't say that I am surprised. It may simply be that I have an allergy or that I am just 'food sensitive' to Goya. Without health insurance, a $500 - $1000 test can tell.
Food sensitivities can oddly be caused by yeast overgrowth which causes holes to develop in the stomach lining which causes the immune system to react to such, then the food sensitivities develop or simply 'come to life' in some cases. Dr. Oz Show VideosDr. Oz’s Disease Detectives, Pt 1 The risk of actually becoming sensitive to yeast itself is there and is a natural part of a healthy digestive track. Lowering the yeast amount, no fun. It may means no taking antibiotics, cutting sugar from your diet and yeasty foods including beer, bread and mushrooms! All in all, an ALCAT test may be the best bet at this point followed by indulging into the joys of functional medicine a reaping its rewards for a healthier (and safer) life.

Wild Yam:
Gastrointestinal issues, female issues, asthma, bronchitis, cough, Crohn's disease, colitis, diarrhea, fatigue, colic, appetite issues

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Having a little shoe fit this evening.  I haven't done any shopping in quite a while. I am definitely a big fan of Badgley Mischka shoes, but the Mark & James Flirty Knotted pump and the Ritchie Natural have stolen my heart! I guess my wallet will be right behind! Photos coming soon...

Poppy Field Katie

Just finishing up some greenscreen edits of Katie from our photography session last week and thought I'd play a bit. I am looking forward to re-shooting the "mermaid meets elf" photos next week! More soon!