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Reishi Mushroom has a lot of health benefits. It has been known to improve energy levels and reduce stress. It also supports the liver and improves immunity. Researchers have found that reishi actually improves age related oxidative damage. This may be a key to healthy aging.

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf204748a

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1382668911001359

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Fiber has been banished by many following the strict low carb diets but extra dietary fiber has great health promoting effects. Fiber helps to improve your digestion and bowel movements. It relives strain on the liver and gallbladder. It reduces the risk of colon cancer, gallstones, diabetes, hemorrhoids, colitis, hernia and varicose veins.

One type of fiber called "Cellulose" is found in green beans, broccoli and lettuce, it helps move food through the colon more quickly to prevent bacteria from breeding. Whole grains like bran, brown rice, cereals contain hemicellulose, which bulks up the stool, relieving pressure on the colon. This type of fiber helps reduce gallstones, lowers cholesterol and binds up toxins for excretion.

Another fiber type called pectin, found in the peels of apples and in carrots, helps to lower cholesterol as well. Mucilage also lowers cholesterol, and speeds the movement of food through the colon. This type of fiber is found in legumes and seeds. Lignans, bind up heavy metals and reduce the toxic products in the intestinal tract. Fiber, soluble fiber in particular, can help people feel full longer, eat less and in turn lose weight according to research. (https://www.healthline.com/…/fiber-can-help-you-lose-weight…)

It is a good idea to switch up your fiber sources, don't always take things like wheat bran for example, because it can displace some nutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc. That way one can ensure optimal nutrition with varying fiber sources like brown rice, barley, quinoa, teff, bulgur, freekah, turnip, peas, brussel sprouts, okra, spinach, apples, apricots, pears, plums, legumes, flaxseed, chia or hemp seeds for example.

It is recommended that adult women consume 21 to 25 grams of fiber per day and adult mean consume 30 to 38 grams. Most people don't get enough fiber, but if you don't it is a good idea, to increase the number of grams slowly to prevent gastrointestinal problems like gas, bloating or frequent stools.

For more information on a diet suited to your unique needs, contact us at www.carusohomeopathy.com

A link has been found between those who have low vitamin D and depression. This could mean a number of things, there is a link between sun exposure and depression. Some people's liver doesn't metabolize vitamin D properly and areas with lower sun exposure, need to supplement with vitamin D lest they have a deficiency. Read more.

Although exercise is recommended for everyone and heart disease is no exception, some exercise do help with blood pressure. One would imagine that reducing stress, eating well, being physically fit and not smoking would be a prudent move for heart disease sufferers. However one doctor claims that these exercises may be more beneficial, read more.

There is great controversy about menopausal women taking estrogen and progesterone. Research shows that women who take these hormones after menopause have an increased risk of certain types of cancers. In the female body there are certain types of estrogen and some are more detrimental to health than others. Having a healthy liver that can excrete negative hormones is key. In the clinic we do a saliva hormone testing to see if hormones are at ideal levels and choose what treatment to take after the fact. If you are taking pharmaceutical medications it may be worth assessing what your levels are, moving to a more safe approach to hormonal imbalance through supplementation, herbs or homeopathy, rather than risk an increase chance of developing breast, ovarian or cervical cancer.

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