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Friday, May 29, 2020   /   by Marilyn Perna

Some natural ways to improve your digestion during lockdown

Today is World Digestive Health Day.  Here are a few tips to naturally aid your digestion and immune system for a healthier, happier, fitter you.

Eat a balanced diet comprised of natural foods, especially fruits and vegetables as a major part of the diet.  Since it is summer, now is the perfect time to add some berries, papaya, mangoes, and watermelon which are packed with antioxidants
Hydrate.  Drinking lots of fluids helps keep your digestive system hydrated, as well as enhancing your immune system.  In addition to water, coconut water and lemon aid in the summer will help keep your system well hydrated.
Avoid overeating.  This can be a hard one while being locked down because food takes on an even bigger aspect of our daily lives.  Try to avoid binging on fried or fast foods since these will put a burden on your digestive system.  Ready-to-eat foods have additives and preservatives which can harm the gut microbiota, leading to diseases like ...

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Friday, April 3, 2020   /   by Marilyn Perna

PSA - Help for Angelenos in need

This is a trying time for all of us. Whoever expected that we would all be part of a global pandemic the likes of which we have never seen. Feels like we are all actors in some Sci-Fi apocalyptic movie, doesn’t it?
The other day, as I was entering CVS to pick up some medication for my dog, there was a 30 something woman with a sign asking for any help that could be offered. I told her that I didn’t carry cash with me, but I would be happy to help in some other way. She told me that some eggs and milk would be much appreciated. So, along with my box of Pepcid for my dog, I grabbed a carton of eggs and milk and gave it to her. Who knows. Maybe she is a laid off restaurant worker with children, just trying to find a way to provide for her children. She was so appreciative.
Then, as I was driving by my local high school, I saw someone standing in the driveway with a sign saying “Grab N Go - Enter Here”. What is Grab N Go? Well, I didn’t realize that since chp ...

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