How to Use Herbs, Tea, Fats, and More to Stop Bloating for Good (You’re Not Fat, Just Bloated)

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Jump to…. Find Out What’s Causing Your Bloating 6 Foods to De-Bloat If you constantly feel bloated—even if you’re not over-eating or dealing with a temporary issue like PMS—you may be suffering from certain underlying digestive issues that can leave you feeling puffier than normal. Taking over-the-counter anti-gas products may provide temporary relief, but they…

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Metamucil Linked to Gut Destruction, Cancer

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Despite the fact that we don’t openly talk about going to the bathroom, especially in regard to bowel movements, it is one of the most important things we all need to do to be healthy.  But most of us don’t really know what’s considered normal and what our bowel movements should be like. Many of…

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Chronic Bloating? IBS? This Diet May Get Rid of It for Good

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Do you suffer from abdominal bloating, altered bowel habits, and recurring abdominal pain and discomfort despite following a relatively “cleanâ€� and healthy diet?  Does it seem as if certain foods trigger your symptoms, but it’s hard to pin down exactly which ones? If so, you may be one of the 7-10% of people worldwide who…

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9 Powerful Tonics to Ease Digestion (Natural + Homemade)

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Got tummy trouble? Try mixing up one of these nine healthy tonics to help improve digestion. Digestion is a process that takes anywhere from 24 to 72 hours, depending on what you’ve eaten, and the efficiency of your digestive system. In most cases, food passes through the stomach and small intestine in less than eight hours…

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Hashimoto’s Diet: The 8 Worst Foods To Eat If You Have Hashimoto’s Disease (And Top 8 Replacements)

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Women’s Health

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Before we can talk about the Hashimoto’s Diet, we must first learn what Hashimoto’s is. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is the autoimmune disorder of hypothyroidism. In a nutshell, antibodies attack the thyroid gland which leads to chronic inflammation throughout the body. I can personally attest to the frustration of having Hashi’s with symptoms such as chronic fatigue,…

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Stop Throwing Out The Leftover Pickle Juice. Here Are 7 Unexpected Ways To Use It At Home

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, eat, Heal, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Kitchen Hacks, Pain Management

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For those of us that love pickles, it can seem like a waste to throw out all the leftover juice when they’re gone. And you’d be right! Pickle juice can be just as healthy and even more useful than the pickles themselves. Pickle juice usually contains salt, sugar, vinegar, garlic and onion, but it can…

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This Woman Got Rid of Her Bloated Belly By Changing These 6 Things

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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Doesn’t it always seem that you get a bloated belly at the worst possible moments? Like when you need to dress up for a fancy dinner, or you’re doing a big presentation at work in front of the whole team? Feeling bloated can put a huge damper in your day, and sometimes it’s difficult to…

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How the Keto Diet Helped This 69 Year Old Control His Weight, Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Blood Pressure

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Men’s Health

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A lot of popular diets have come and gone through the years, but today there’s only one diet on people’s minds – the keto diet. It’s the most popular diet right now, and for good reason. It really works! There is one man in particular who can attest to this fact, and his name is…

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Essential Guide for Taking Vitamins and Supplements

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness, Men’s Health, Weight Loss, Women’s Health

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Vitamin supplements, so many forms, brands, and varieties.  While it’s easy to be intrigued with the benefits offered by vitamin supplements, determining which ones are best for you, can be a daunting task.  A multitude of factors are to be considered when purchasing supplements such as age, gender, health conditions, and lifestyle. When possible, attaining…

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Hashimoto’s and Gut Health

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder that negatively impacts the function of the thyroid gland (1). Like other autoimmune disorders, Hashimoto’s occurs when the immune system produces antibodies that attack healthy tissue in the body (1). When you have Hashimoto’s, it kind of feels like your body has a love-hate relationship with itself. What is…

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Liver Cleanse: Detox Your Liver in 6 Easy Steps

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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Every person’s health and well-being depends on how well their body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, most people are in desperate need of a serious detox! A liver cleanse is a great way to do this. One of the main ways that the body rids itself…

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Arguably The Best Way to Truly Have Healthy Blood Sugar and Cholesterol Levels

Pierre Van ZylBreakfast, Digestion, eat, Heal

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I love breakfast, I truly do, it is something I love to have each morning after my workout and it helps to fuel me for the rest of the day. Breakfast is often said to be the most important meal of the day and I would have to agree. What we decide to eat for…

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Pizza for Breakfast Is Healthier Than Eating Cereal, Naturopath Says

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Eating healthy can take on many different meanings, and sometimes even take us by surprise, especially when a recent review in the Chicago Tribune states that many breakfast cereals could be worse for you than pizza. Not that both are the pinnacle of health per se, yet pizza may have slightly higher nutrient value than…

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Doctor: Here’s the Best Way to Start Reversing Hashimoto’s, Leaky Gut Syndrome, and Weak Immunity

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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This great post was written by Dr. Navaz Habib. We encourage you to go check out his website and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition of the thyroid gland, affecting an estimated 75-90% of people suffering from hypothyroidism or lowered thyroid gland function. While the diagnosis of hashimoto’s may…

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‘Missed opportunities’ to save man who died after 10kg of feces removed from body

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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When Richard Handley’s family entrusted his care to Ipswich Hospital, they had no idea it would cost their beloved son his life. Now, a coroner has reported that ‘gross failures’ from the staff at the Suffolk county hospital contributed to his death. Richard Handley was from Lowestoft and had Downs Syndrome died from cardiac arrest…

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The Real Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight and Still Plagued by Pain

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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This great guest post was written by Dr. Serena Goldstein, a naturopathic doctor specializing in natural hormone balance! I encourage you to go check out her website! Have you ever found that while one person can lose weight and clear up their many different health concerns on one diet, the moment you try that diet…

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Finally! Here’s How You Can Reverse IBS With 1 All-Natural Capsule

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness

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Whether we are aware of it or not, our gut plays a huge role in keep us feeling good, and when something is not on track we typically know it right away. We’re all aware that we need to take our daily vitamins and eat healthy foods on a regular basis, but getting the proper…

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These Common Skin Defects Will Tell You All About Your Internal Health

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness

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The human face is designed to reveal a lot about a person. When we are meeting someone new, we look to their eyes as we shake their hand. When we’re in a conversation we look for an expression that will reveal their thoughts. Well, our face may reveal more than we originally thought, including any…

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Woman Shares Honest Photo to Show How Crippling IBS Can Really Be

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Women’s Health

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Usually when we think of models, we think about beautiful faces and perfect bodies. We rarely think of the issues that they have to deal with in their lives; we often forget that they are people too. But for Alyce Crawford, an Australian model living with IBS, life hasn’t always been picture perfect. BELOW👇 A…

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10 Foods That Cause Bloating and What to Eat Instead

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at PaleoHacks. Ever wake up with a flat stomach in the morning, only to bloat out like a hot air balloon right after you eat breakfast—without understanding why? If you’re suffering through each day feeling sluggish, tired, cramped and heavy, you may be interested to know that…

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IBS, Constipation, or Diarrhea? Here Are 3 Studies Proving Why You Might Want Aloe Vera Water

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Medical News Today. Aloe vera is a common ingredient in soaps and moisturizers, but it may also have benefits for digestive problems. Some people have recently suggested that the consumption of Aloe vera juice might help with the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This article will…

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How to Consume Papayas in Order to Relieve Soreness, Inflammation, and Help Heal Your Digestive System

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, eat, Heal, Pain Management

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This article was brought to you by Herbal Papaya, a company dedicated to providing premium quality organic non-GMO papaya products that support healthy living and impact our world. Get 10% off any order by entering the code HEARTYSOUL at checkout by January 31st, 2018. Do you ever get an uncomfortable, bloated or sluggish feeling right…

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A Dentist’s Top Tips to Help you Avoid The Dental Drill in 2018 (the secret sauce for a health smile)

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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Dr. Steven Lin wrote this awesome guest post; a practicing board accredited dentist and health educator. Check out his website here! When you see someone with a stunning smile, have you ever wondered how they got it? Teeth send a powerful message of your health and wellbeing, but maintaining them can be a challenge. I’m…

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10 Signs Your Thyroid Isn’t Functioning Normally (And What To Do About It )

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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  The thyroid is a very important part of your body – but do you know why? Most people have heard that the thyroid plays a role in controlling body weight and metabolism. Unexplainable weight gain or weight loss is often blamed on a sluggish thyroid. But did you know that your thyroid is concerned…

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Incredible Study Proves Cannabis Is a Viable Crohn’s Disease Treatment

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Pain Management

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The number of people living with the painful and undesireable symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is alarming. Doctors use ‘inflammatory bowel disease’ as an umbrella term for inflammatory bowel conditions such as Chron’s disease, colitis, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).[1] As of August 2017, estimates revealed that approximately 3 million adults in the United States have…

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5 Reasons Your Gut Isn’t Healing – And How To Overcome Them

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Observer. Due to our modern society’s emphasis on processed foods, little exercise, and stress-filled lifestyles, leaky gut syndrome has become a very common health condition and the root of many health problems, including food sensitivities, mood issues, autoimmune diseases, and chronic exhaustion. While you’ve probably heard of “leaky…

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Cheese Triggers Same Part of Brain as Hard Drugs, Study Finds

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This amazing guest post was written by Jeriann Watkins Ireland, a writer and wellness enthusiast. We encourage you to check out more from Jeriann at her website. Do you love cheese so much that you think you might be addicted? Do you get hungry just thinking about an ooey-gooey baked mac and cheese or even…

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Food Additives in Popular Snacks and Meals May Be Causing Leaky Gut and Other Autoimmune Diseases

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr. Josh Axe. If you are dedicated and serious about healing leaky gut and autoimmune disease, I need you to know about a recent study that IDs seven food additives that trigger leaky gut, or at the very least contribute to the condition. So what, exactly, is leaky gut?… View Article

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Gut Bacteria May Play a Role In the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis – Here’s How

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Pain Management

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at IFL Science. A study has found that microbes in your gut may influence the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS). It could be a key step towards specific treatment, and help solve what causes MS. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, two different… View Article

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Natural Home Remedies for Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and Ulcers

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr.Mercola. Acid reflux is an extremely common health problem, affecting as many as 50 percents of Americans. Other terms used for this condition are gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or peptic ulcer disease. The hallmark symptom of acid reflux is “heartburn”—a burning sensation behind your breastbone… View Article

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16 Alarming Symptoms of Celiac Disease No Woman Should Ever Ignore

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal

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Celiac is an autoimmune disease that damages the small intestine and ruins the absorption of nutrients. Unfortunately, about 83% of Americans with this condition are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other ailments. (1) Celiac Disease: A Growing Trend Recent studies find that celiac is becoming more and more widespread. For example, in an article by… View Article

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6 Non-Wheat Wraps to Help You Burn Fat

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, eat, Heal, Kitchen Hacks, Weight Loss

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At The Hearty Soul, we like to support honest companies that provide excellent products. This sponsored post was brought to you by Sunfood, home of the highest quality superfoods from around the world that promote health and longevity. What sets them apart is their emphasis on quality, sustainability, education, and community. Sunfood is currently offering… View Article

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The Quality, Quantity, and Composition of Gut Bacteria May Have Enormous Influence On Your Brain

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Mental Health

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr.Mercola. The quality, quantity, and composition of the bacteria in your gut have enormous influence on your brain. Dr. David Perlmutter explores this phenomenon in great detail in his new book, Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life. Dr…. View Article

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Cases of These 9 Food Allergies are Skyrocketing, Here’s How To Prevent That From Happening

Pierre Van ZylDigestion, Heal, Health Awareness

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at PaleoHacks. If it seems like food allergies are everywhere these days, well, it’s because they are. From 1997 to 2011, food allergies among children have increased by 50 percent, with many children having more than one allergy. An estimated 15 million Americans have food allergies,… View Article

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Creosote Bush: The Native Plant that Can Get Rid of Intestinal Parasite

Pierre Van ZylBody, Candida, Digestion, Hearty Alternatives, Hearty Body, Hearty Therapies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parasites, Travel

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Parasitic infections are becoming increasingly prevalent world wide. These infections are not only limited to developing countries, low income areas, or travellers, either: the CDC estimates that millions of Americans are affected, whether they know it or not. Parasites can infect and live in your body for weeks, months, or even years before showing any… View Article

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Foods You Should Never Eat When You No Longer Have a Gall bladder

Pierre Van ZylBody, Dairy-free, Digestion, Food, Gluten-free, Hearty Body, Hearty Food, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Soul Activism, Lifestyle, Other, Soy-free, Specific Diet

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In the United States and around the world, gallstones and gallbladder disease is on the rise. About twenty million Americans, or fifteen percent of the population, have gallstones. Of those people, eighty-five percent of their gallstones are cholesterol stones, correlating with the rise in obesity and high cholesterol. Because of this, there are about 700,000… View Article

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Scientists Have Found a Natural Compound that May Help Humans “Live Better for Longer”

Pierre Van ZylBody, Digestion, leaky gut

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Medical News Today. Genetically, the findings reveal a Dorian Gray-like effect, say the authors of the new research, as the chemical compounds known as indoles combat the adverse effects of aging. Researchers examined a class of chemical compounds called indoles and found that they have… View Article

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If You’ve Ever Had a Stomach Ulcer or Gastritis, You Need More of These Foods In Your Diet

Pierre Van ZylBody, Digestion, Hearty Body

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“This fantastic article is written by Dr. Josh Axe. Check out his website or follow him on Facebook for more great information!” Inflammation in the stomach can cause a host of uncomfortable symptoms, from severe pain to nausea and vomiting. And while it’s important to treat any inflammation—which is the root cause of most diseases— it’s… View Article

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10 Science-Backed Reasons You Should Eat A Handful of Almonds Right Now

Pierre Van ZylBlood Pressure, Cancer, Digestion, Food, Heart, Hearty Food, Superfoods

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This guest post was written by Elisha of My Health Maven. She is deeply passionate about educating people and empowering them to lead healthier lives. We encourage you to check out her blog and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Aside from being a delicious food, almonds offer an extensive number of health benefits…. View Article

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If You Have Thin Brittle Nails, Hair Loss or Insomnia, Start Consuming These

Pierre Van ZylBody, Breakfast, Cold & Flu, Detoxification, Digestion, Food, Heart, Hearty Body, Hearty Food, Juices, Other, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Skin, Hair & Nails, Smoothies, Superfoods, Teas, Type

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Life is fast-paced and busy. Between a locked-in work schedule, our kids’ activities, social obligations, making meals for our families, and taking care of our homes, it can be difficult to carve out time to take proper care of ourselves. In an effort to ensure proper nutrition while constantly on the go, many of us… View Article

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