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Ulcerative Colitis Diet Plan

As a follow up to part one of this series on a natural treatment program for ulcerative colitis and other symptoms of chronic gastrointestinal distress, this article provides a specific dietary plan that many people with ulcerative colitis and other types of inflammatory bowel disease can benefit from. Read more about Ulcerative Colitis Diet Plan

 

How to Improve Digestive Tract Health

This post offers a collection of dietary and lifestyle guidelines that I have found to be helpful to people looking to overcome ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory bowel conditions.

Because these guidelines are designed to take burden off of the gastrointestinal tract, following them can also help relieve common symptoms of indigestion, including bloating, excessive gas production, acid reflux, constipation, and diarrhea.

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A Growing Cause of Sleep Deprivation and Chronic Illness

Sara H. is a 25-year-old teacher who lives and works in northern California. She contacted me in September 2013 for help with chronic headaches and bloating. I actually met Sara years earlier when she came to our fasting clinic to support her mom, who did a 3-week water-only fast to address hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis. When Sara reached out to me, I remembered how caring and unassuming she was as a teenager, so I was eager to offer support. Read more about A Growing Cause of Sleep Deprivation and Chronic Illness

 

Natural Treatment Options for Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernia is a condition that produces one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Discomfort behind the breastbone (sternum), usually towards the bottom of the chest wall

  • Difficulty swallowing, a feeling that an obstruction in the lower chest wall is making it hard for food to pass through to the stomach

  • Heartburn

  • Chronic burping

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Suggestions for a Home Gym

Update on November 20, 2019:

Portable massage guns have gone through an incredible evolution of development since I made this video a couple of years ago. Today, you can purchase a lighter, more powerful, and far more quiet device with several attachment heads for less than the cost of putting together the parts noted above. For an unboxing video of such a massage gun and relevant links, please visit: Read more about Suggestions for a Home Gym

 

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy - A Safe Way to Accelerate Healing?

Updated on June 5, 2019, originally posted in June of 2015

If you have a chronic musculoskeletal injury that isn't responding to appropriate rest, stretching, and other rehab measures, you might consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

PRP therapy involves extracting a small amount of blood from your arm, using a centrifuge to collect the platelets in your blood, and then injecting concentrated platelets into injured tissue(s).

The idea is that natural growth factors that are secreted by your platelets can promote healing that would otherwise be difficult because of inadequate blood flow and healing capacity. Read more about Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy - A Safe Way to Accelerate Healing?

 

How To Cleanse Without Greens

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Updated on May 9, 2019

In response to recent posts on cleansing with freshly pressed juices and green smoothies, a number of people have written to me (benkim@drbenkim.com) asking for a way to cleanse without a small mountain of leafy greens.

As long as you don't have issues with blood sugar and insulin regulation, you can experience a solid colon cleanse as well as a systemic cleanse of all of your cells with a number of regimens that aren't "greens-centric" - our Apple Cleanse would be one such protocol if you skip the small amount of greens with your dinner meal as suggested.

But for those who want a super simple cleanse to follow, I have long found a 2 or 3 day mono diet of fresh papaya to be highly effective and easy to get through. Read more about How To Cleanse Without Greens

 

Masks, Hats, and Sleeves to Protect Against Sunburn

Updated on May 6, 2019

When I was 19, I developed a skin depigmentation disorder called vitiligo, something I've written about on a few occasions over the years.

Now in my 40s, I have come to embrace the many life lessons that living with vitiligo has gifted me. As I'm guessing others can attest to, when one is markedly different in physical appearance, every moment spent around others is an opportunity to be more than just our outer shell. Every moment also offers the potential of meeting those who treat others for who they are, not just what they appear to be. Read more about Masks, Hats, and Sleeves to Protect Against Sunburn

 

A Game that Develops Reaction Time, Agility, Balance, and Hand-Eye Coordination

Updated on May 2, 2019

A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon the work of Patrick Herzog, a functional therapist in Germany who makes use of an Indiaca when training his clients.

I was fascinated by this "floating pin," as I called it, and reached out to Patrick to find out what it was and where to get it. Read more about A Game that Develops Reaction Time, Agility, Balance, and Hand-Eye Coordination

 

How to Avoid Taking Damage to Your Spinal Joints

When mobilizing the joints of the thoracic spine in the mid-back region, it’s important to apply pressure in the direction of the natural plane of the joint surfaces, which, which viewed from a person’s back, is upward toward the head at about 45 degrees. Read more about How to Avoid Taking Damage to Your Spinal Joints

 

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