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Could HCl Deficiency Be Behind My Stomach Gurgles?

My stomach gurgles so loudly that my fifth-grade students all erupt into giggling fits! And it happens all the time-even when I’ve just eaten and don’t feel the least bit hungry. Is my body trying to tell me to eat more? It’s unlikely, especially if you’ve just eaten a balanced meal and feel satisfied. Instead, your grumbles are more likely the result of a hydrochloric acid (HCl) deficiency. This enzyme Read More

Help Me Beat My Snack Attacks!

I’ve been bringing frozen “diet” lunches to work for weeks, but an hour after eating, I’m starving. I’ve even started stealing coworkers’ snacks from the refrigerator! The other day I heard somebody mention the “kitchen thief,” and I wanted to crawl under my desk. I’m afraid I’m just too lazy to lose! What can I do? Ditch the frozen entrees and eat something that actually satisfies your hunger. Try stocking Read More

I Can Eat Fat To Get Thin?

I’ve become obsessed with reading nutritional labels and counting every gram of fat I eat. But even though I’ve pared my fat intake to 15 grams a day, I still can’t seem to shed these 10 extra pounds. My sister says fat actually helps people lose weight, but I don’t believe her. How can this possibly be true? Believe it or not, you do have to eat fat to get Read More

I’m Dieting And Exercising But Gaining Weight!

For the past two weeks I’ve faithfully been following a balanced diet and exercising regularly. Last night I weighed myself and found out I lost 12 pounds! I was so excited that I couldn’t wait to weigh myself again this morning. I thought I’d be even thinner, but instead I gained back three pounds. What’s the story? Chalk it up to plain ol’ water weight. Salt intake, hormonal changes, perspiration-all Read More

Could Copper Overload Be Making Me Exhausted?

I’m absolutely exhausted all the time. It takes me forever to wake up in the morning and at least three cups of tea to feel alert. But other than that I’m a healthy 31-year-old. My doctor can’t find anything wrong with me. I stick to a vegetarian diet that includes protein from shellfish and soy, and besides birth control pills, I’m not taking any medications. Is my diet missing something? Read More