Quiz: Do You Have IBS and Not Know It?

Take this quiz to determine if you could have irritable bowel syndrome.

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The three doshas are known as: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. To find out your dominant dosha, take this quiz. Your dosha type will be determined by the majority of (i.e. mostly A, B or Cs) is the majority of your responses. Take the quiz and then tally your responses to find the best diet for your body type.

Ever get that "butterflies in your stomach" feeling when you're nervous or under a lot of stress? It's a common occurrence that triggers both your brain and gut but if that stomach churning feeling is followed by abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, or other distress, you may be experiencing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome instead. Find out if your symptoms are a sign of this gastrointestinal disorder.


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4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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