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5 Easy Steps To Test Your Acid Reflux

How to Test Your Acid Reflux: See if You Have Too Little or Too Much Hydrochloric Stomach Acid

Most people misunderstand acid reflux. It is usually caused by a LACK of acid not too much. In fact, studies show acid production decreases all throughout adult life proving we all are probably low on stomach acid and there are not tons of kids with acid reflux when our acid levels are highest. To see if you are low, try the following test. 

To perform the test, do the following:
Step 1: Buy some Betaine HCL with Pepsin
Step 2: Eat a high protein meal of at least 6 ounces of meat. Chicken or beef is fine.
Step 3: In the middle of the meal, take 1 Betaine HCL pill (750mg)
Step 4: Finish your meal as normal and pay attention to your body.
Step 5: Repeat the next day at the same meal with the same food. 
Two outcomes from this test:
1. The first is that you won’t notice anything. As you go about your normal life after the meal, nothing will change....
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8 Candida Symptoms & 9 Natural Candidiasis Solutions

Candida: Do you have it? How can you get rid of it?

Thousands of people are hospitalized and diagnosed in hospitals on a yearly basis for candida or candidiasis. Potentially millions, if not tens of millions of people that have candida overgrowth regularly occurring in their bodies, causing numerous health problems.

Candida itself is not necessarily the issue. There are two forms of candida and one is helpful for you:

  • The Yeast Form is fine. You need it in your gut to manage and balance out the digestion of your food.
  • The Fungal Form is a form that you want to identify and get rid of.  Think mold and mildew on a rotting floorboard or a wall. That’s what happens in your gut, and it causes problems in your digestive tract.

There are 150 species of yeast and, as I’ve said, most aren't a problem. We need them. The problem with yeast is when you get too much, it becomes a bad issue. Candida albicans is one of the most harmful types. The primary...

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7 All-Natural Solutions for High Blood Pressure


I love talking anything heart-related, it’s relevant and people need to hear it.


Currently, in America, there are 103 million people dealing with high blood pressure. This number represents nearly half of the adults in the U.S.  Sadly, it's spilling over to our children as well, the CDC reported that 1 in 29 children have high blood pressure or hypertension. Hypertension-related deaths have increased 38% over the last decade.1

This topic matters.

How you approach it matters.

There’s a reason that your blood pressure is driven up. Your body needs higher blood pressure. It needs more blood flow to certain areas of your body. There are many factors and reasons why it goes up. If you can get to the cause, you can identify and overcome the issue of hypertension and the damage it may cause long-term.

Do I Actually Have a Problem?

First, let's understand do you actually have a problem.  We're very quick to put someone on a medication. Drug companies...

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All-Natural Remedies For Knee Pain


I get many questions in my office from people dealing with knee issues. Many are making some very poor (even dangerous) choices in trying to actually deal with the pain.

Here are 7 easy-to-use solutions to help you fix the problem rather than mask the symptom. 

Before we break them down, it's important for you to know that there can be many causes of knee issues. I'm going to give you some blanketed solutions that will help manage and handle all of them. Of course, as with everything, you’ll want to talk to a healthcare provider to know for sure what you're dealing with. Here are some possible causes.

 5 Causes of Knee Pain

1. Overuse or Tendonitis. A very common cause of knee problems.  The repetitive motion, constant damage, taxing stress and overuse is hard on the joint and the tendons of the knee. The damage leads to tendonitis and inflammation.

2. Poor Biomechanics. The bones and joints are out of alignment. Compare this to a tire being...

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Fermented Foods and Why They Matter

What is fermented food?

Fermented foods have been around for thousands of years.  It has been a way to keep food fresh, especially before the invention of refrigeration.  Fermented Foods are put through a fermentation process in which natural bacteria create lactic acid by feeding on the sugar and starch. Outside of perserving the food the process creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. They have many health benefits.

Why fermented food?

Your body needs good bacteria inside of it in order to get balanced with nature. Often times we were taught that we shouldn’t have bacteria in our bodies, that we should hand sanitize, clean everything off and completely sanitize and kill all the bacteria.  The reality is, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. If you eliminate all bacteria, your body is in trouble. You need it in order to symbiotically live with the environment around us. We actually...

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Anxiety 101 - 3 Things You Can Do To Better Handle Stress


Anxiety 101 - 3 Things You Can Do To Handle Stress

In this blog, we are tackling this big hairy ugly word, “anxiety.” I get a lot of questions from a perspective of, “What do you do when faced with anxiety in today's world?”

We all have stress and weight that we carry around. Mothers are feeling it trying to raise a family and have a career. Dad is feeling it, trying to provide, while at the same time be a good husband or be a good father.  There’s stress in getting through school, trying to get the passing grades, trying to keep up with the rest of society-- whether it's how you look, or what you're doing, or your purpose or your career.

There are so many people feeling anxiety as it fills today's world.  It's possible that I described you above or you feel like you are the only one dealing with something.  I think, in some regards, we all deal with anxiety on some level. The difference is our perspective on how we deal with it. I want...

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Fasting: Do I Need to Do It?


Fasting: What Is It and How Do I Do It?

Are you struggling with your weight, stuck with reproductive problems, gut issues, skin issues, sleep or hormone problems? There's not a condition on the planet that I wouldn't be talking about with regards to getting results through this topic--fasting.

Fasting is a buzzword right now. There are many different types. You might be wondering if it’s right for you?  How do you do it? Let me break down the best results I've seen with my health regimen.  Regardless of your fitness or nutritional level, we’ll break down exactly which one would be right for you that will accelerate your weight loss results.

I’ve experienced both weight loss and lean muscle results. There have been changes in my digestive system and other organs, which have been game changers. The best results I’ve seen in my lifetime come from fasting.

3 Types of Fasting With Proven Results

1. SlimFast

Come on, it’s not actually SlimFast, but...

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5 Weight Loss Plateau Breakers

5 Weight Loss Plateau Breakers

How is McDonald's a weight-loss plateau breaker?  Below we're covering the top five ways to break the plateau you may be in when it comes to your weight.

If you’re struggling with weight, if you’ve hit a plateau, and you can’t seem to get results, we have 5 simple, all-natural remedies that will help you break through!

Worldwide, at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese, and an estimated 35.8 million Overweight and obesity lead to adverse metabolic effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and insulin resistance. Risks of coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke and type 2 diabetes mellitus increase steadily with increasing body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight relative to height. A raised body mass index also increases the risk of cancer of the breast, colon, prostate, endometrium, kidney, and gallbladder. Mortality rates increase with increasing degrees of overweight,...

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6 All Natural Hot Flash, Night Sweat, Menopause, and Hormonal Solutions


Around the age of 50 (49 is the average) women experience the oftentimes unfriendly process of menopause. The reproductive system down-regulates and the hormonal changes can present challenging conditions.

88% of women experience hot flashes. The precise mechanisms involved in causing the hot flashes have not yet been established, but they are thought to result from disturbance of the temperature-regulating mechanism in the hypothalamus, triggered by a decline in estrogen levels after prior estrogen increases. Other menopause symptoms include: 1

  • Hot Flashes
  • Incontinence
  • Night Sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Insomnia

Although hot flashes typically last for 0.5 to 5.0 years after natural menopause, they may persist for as long as 15 years in a small percentage of postmenopausal women. In contrast, hot flushes tend to last longer and be more severe in surgically menopausal women. 2

The Dangers of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), with either estrogen...

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