ABDC

Denise Collins, MS, LMT, LAc

Roughage!

Roughage is a descriptive word for FIBER, a carbohydrate found in plant foods that the body can’t digest.  It passes through the body performing important functions in the process.  There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water and slows the digestion of glucose which helps lower blood sugar …

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INFLAMMATION

When something foreign enters our body (viruses, bacteria or toxic chemicals), or we get injured (cutting a finger), the immune system activates.  Our immune system sends our cells to trap bacteria or start healing injured tissue. This is considered an acute inflammation with flushed skin, pain or tenderness, swelling and heat. When the body continues …

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THE POWER OF ALGAE & CHLOROPHYLL NUTRTION

Green Super Food, wheat grass, barley grass and Algae contain more chlorophyll than any other food with Algae at the highest level. Leafy green vegetables also contain chlorophyll: broccoli, kale, spinach, bok choy and romaine lettuce for example.  Chlorophyll is the substance that gives plants their green color. The first life on Earth 4 billion …

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Cruciferous Vegetables

For thousands of years cruciferous vegetables have been used medicinally to treat gout, diarrhea, stomach ailments, headaches, mushroom poisoning, and to promote wound healing. The crucifer flowers are cross-shaped (crucis is Latin for cross).  Cruciferous vegetables (or brassicas) are thought to play an important role in cancer prevention. These vegetables contain phytochemicals known as isothiocyanates. …

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