Halloween Digestive Health

Halloween Digestive Health

Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel by Robin Foroutan and Stephanie Mandel

Halloween Digestive Health

October 17, 2018

For many of us, Halloween marks the start of the holiday season, when sweet treats abound. It can be hard not to give in to temptation, but we are here to help!

On top of the addictive nature of sugar itself, sugar cravings are sometimes the result of excessive yeast in the digestive tract — we’ll call them “yeast monsters” in the spirit of Halloween! Believe it or not, these microbes can actually hijack your brain and cause you to crave things that benefit them (mainly sugar and carbs), even if it’s to your detriment.


- DON'T LET YEAST MONSTERS TAKE OVER -

licorice tea  

NO. 1  LICORICE ROOT TEA

Due to its natural sweetness, Licorice root is commonly used as a sweetener in candies and beverages.  This plant has also been used to help with stomach inflammation and upper respiratory infections for centuries. Next time you're craving something sweet, pick up some licorice root tea from your local supermarket.

cinnamon

 

NO. 2 CINNAMON

Cinnamon is the second most popular spice in the U.S. and Europe. This naturally sweet spice is high in cinnamaldehyde, which has very powerful effects on health and metabolism. For a sweet kick, add cinnamon to your morning smoothie or detox shake!

apple cider vinegar

 

NO. 3 APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

This time-tested pantry staple can help curb your sweet toothACV has tons of antioxidants, amino acids, potassium, magnesium, and not to mention, anti-fungal properties (perfect for fighting off those yeast monsters!). Try adding a tablespoon of apple cider to 8oz of water. 

lemon

 

NO. 4 LEMON

Lemons are known for having an abundance of health benefits including lowering blood sugar and aiding in digestion. They also contain pectin fiber, which helps fight cravings for sugar.  Start your day with warm lemon water and watch those sugar cravings disappear. 


 

- NATURAL REMEDIES TO ENSURE DIGESTIVE WELLNESS - 

NO. 1 ORTHO BIOTIC PROBIOTIC 

This is a well-rounded probiotic that also contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a beneficial yeast that fights unwanted yeast (like Candida). It is designed to deliver active organisms shown to promote healthy gut microflora, protect intestinal integrity, and boost immune function.

ortho biotic probiotic

NO. 2 BERBERINE PLUS PROBIOTIC

This supplement is a potent bitter herb formula consisting of ginger, licorice, and rhubarb, designed to promote intestinal health. Berberine Plus supports balanced gut flora to help reduce gas and bloating. It also supports healthy blood sugar levels!

BERBERINE PLUS

NO. 3 GLUTAMINE PLUS

Glutamine Plus powder is formulated with three key ingredients designed to support the integrity and function of the gastrointestinal lining: glutamine, aloe and deglycyrrhizinated licorice. This product helps soothe and support healthy digestive function. Glutamine Plus may also help with sugar cravings as glutamine serves as an alternative source of cellular fuel.  Try mixing glutamine plus in 8 oz of water or your detox shake

GLUTAMINE PLUS 

 


 WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK

This guide was written by Dr. Morrison and the health and nutrition experts at The Morrison Center. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve optimal health through the treatment and prevention of disease.

THE TEAM

JEFFREY A. MORRISON, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Morrison is an award-winning medical doctor, a leader in the field of Integrative Medicine, and champion of a nutritional approach to healthcare

 

ROBIN FOROUTAN, MS, RDN, HHC

Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN, HHC is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine and holistic healing modalities.

 

STEPHANIE MANDEL, NC, HEALTH COACH

Stephanie is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with a passion for helping her clients fulfill their potential through both emotional and physical optimization.

  



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