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Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Bugs in Your Digestive System


19 Elul, 5778

Not only the author of

I'm also a journalist. Sometimes I alert other reporters seeking specific information to it's locations. Read below for such an encounter, when I responded to a query (the term that journalists use for "Question/request for information") from the Help a Reporter Out (HARO) listserv:

Hi, Eva. My name is Yocheved (pronounced Yo - "ch" as in Bach - ved). I am an author and journalist plus a life coach certified in counseling skills. I help people learn to say "Yes" to can-do solutions for improving their mental and physical health. 

I noticed that you are looking for help with your article "Symptoms That Could Indicate A Parasite" 
My answer to you appears below. I ask a professional favor: if you decide to use my answers, please provide proper attribution to, where I share excerpts from and updates to the EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge print and E- book, and alert me to the link so I can share it with my social following. We have been cited in major media outlets such as Bustle and Spare Foot via HARO.
One of the hardest things to slim down during a diet is the midriff. it always seems to bulge even if the dieter works out, skips carbs, lowers their daily calorie count and prays hard to lose the weight. What the person might not realize is that their spare tire isn't due to excess fat or a loss of muscle tone. It's the result of parasites colonized in the gut. They take up space, creating gas/bloating, slowing down the digestion of food (they want to snack on it first!) to create more bloating, and misery. ​Other symptoms in addition to midriff bloating include skin problems, dark under-eye circles, food sensitivities and apparent allergies, mental fog, headaches and ​constipation. Chief of Pathobiology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Peter Weina, PhD, FACP proved that this is so. The problem is that most doctors fail to inform their patients of the problem, how it begins, and how to end it.

​People tend to swallow too-tiny-to-see parasites with the fish, meat, infested produce, and pork that they eat, not realizing that the parasites didn't die during the cleansing or cooking processes.

A few ways to get rid of such parasites, are explained in the​ EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge print and E- book.

All the best,

Yocheved Golani, Content provider and editor 

​Need to know how to cope with YOUR medical challenge? Read ​

​RE: 45) Summary: Symptoms That Could Indicate A Parasite 
Name: Eva ___
Category: General 


Media Outlet: Bustle

Deadline: 7:00 PM EST - 4 September 


1) What are parasites? How does it affect our physical and mental health if we have one? 

2) What are some mental health symptoms that might come about from a parasite? Please provide an explanation for each. 
3) What are some physical health symptoms that might come about from a parasite? Please provide an explanation for each.

Ready to learn HOW to lose the parasites munching on your meals, and how I easily stopped the problem from happening to me ever again? 

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Your Tendencies are NOT a Life Sentence


18 Elul, 5778

One of the dominant themes of the EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge print and E- book is that you need not be locked into a psychological limitation. People are able to choose their attitudes and perspectives, even to get their grins back (my goal in helping you!) despite painful setbacks and situations.

I use the empowerment/ability to choose a new way of thinking and behaving model when I coach people, too.

Listen to the intention embedded in my response below. It was directed to someone who decided that she cannot behave in any manner other than the one to which she's psychologically inclined according to the Enneagram (a system for gaining insight into our instincts, motives, preferences, strengths, and weaknesses, plus those of other people):

"Being a specific number is not a life sentence. Some of us grow up. It is a matter of mastering the insights into our personalities, developing the character/maturity to stifle impulses so that we don't sabotage our self interests, and choosing to remain in the ideal level. It takes work and practice plus a sense of commitment. The Enneagram is a tool for growth, not an excuse for remaining stuck."

Everything that I do in life involves making a choice that will serve my needs, including my physical and mental health. All of us need to do that. It's called "maturity."

Smile as you and whomever you share the book with grow insightful and emotionally stronger together. 

Nurture the development of your insights into the gamut of emotions when someone is ill. 

Learn how to calm down and to stay that way longer than before. 

Solve financial problems by reading the contact information for charitable organizations willing to pay some or all of your specific medical expenses.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

When things go Wrong in Your Gut


16 Elul, 5778

Now and then people let me know of their medical problems, and ask me for solutions. I tend to recommend that they consult appropriate doctors. I also mention natural alternatives that might work, too.

Sometimes, things go wrong in our guts.

One of my dear friends has a gluten intolerance problem, but her doctors receive negative results to tests for the celiac disease problem. She also doesn't have IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. So, we discussed NCGS. 

The initials stand for Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.  Here's a National Center for Biotechnology Information report on the problem. It's written for researchers, but read slowly and review the message. You'll understand it in a bit.

Read more about NCGS here.

There are plenty of grains that people with the above problems can still enjoy. They include amaranth, buckwheat, rice (black, brown, white, and wild), millet, quinoa, sorghum, and teff. If you eat oats, make sure that they're labeled Gluten Free. Oat must be specially bred to grow without gluten (It's not actually absent, it's simply so low that the levels qualify for "zero-level / gluten free" status).

A simple online search can turn up lots of helpful information such as:

Gluten Free Whole Grains | The Whole Grains Council

However, the millions of people who can't properly digest gluten must choose their grains carefully. Luckily for them, most grains are gluten free. (Check out this ...

Gluten Free Food List for a Healthy Brain - Start A Gluten Free Diet

Non-gluten grains: amaranthbuckwheatrice (brown, white, wild), milletquinoasorghumteff. Legumes (beans, lentils, peas). Carrots and parsnips. Whole sweet fruit: berries are best; be extra cautious of sugary fruits such as apricots, mangos, melons, papaya, prunes, and pineapple.

9 Gluten-Free Grains That Are Super Healthy - Healthline

Jul 26, 2017 - Here are 9 gluten-free grains that are super healthy. SorghumSorghum is typically cultivated as both a cereal grain and animal feed. QuinoaQuinoa has quickly become one of the most popular gluten-free grains. MilletOatsBuckwheatAmaranthTeffCorn.

Gluten-Free Grains - The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America

Jun 13, 2018 - However, there are many wonderful gluten-free grains to enjoy. Amaranth. Once the sacred food of the Aztecs, amaranth is high in protein, calcium, iron, and fiberRiceRice comes in many varieties: short grain, long grain, jasmine and basmati to name a few. Buckwheat. Cornmeal,PolentaGritsMilletQuinoaSorghum. ...

Gluten-Free Grains Your Digestive System Will Love - Dr. Axe

May 2, 2017 - Gluten-free grains can be substituted for whole grains for anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Try these nine gluten-free grains.

What Can I Eat? - Celiac Disease Foundation

There has been some research that some naturally gluten-free grains may contain gluten from cross-contact with gluten-containing grains through harvesting ...

Grains - Coeliac UK

grains in the gluten-free diet. ... Gluten is a protein found in the cereals wheat, rye and barley. Cereals are the edible seeds or grains of the grass family and ...

Quinoa and Beyond: 10 Gluten-Free Grains You Should Know | Kitchn

Jan 12, 2016 - Quinoa may be ubiquitous, but it isn't the only gluten-free grain that deserves our attention. Let's take a look at 10 gluten-free grains (well, a few ...

The Ultimate Guide to Gluten Free Grains - Mama Natural

5 days ago - There are so many tasty, gluten free grains out there! And tons of great recipes using gluten-free whole grains or flour. Here is a list of the very ...

11 Healthy Gluten-Free Grains Instead of Wheat! - Real Food For Life › Gluten Free

Jun 14, 2018 - Eating gluten-free grains are more than a fad; many people realize that they need to eatgluten-free grains to feel good. This is because they ...
Be sure to read Forgotten Crops: The Future of Food for more ideas about alternatives to wheat. I doubt that you've heard of those mentioned in the article.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

What to do when Your Doctor Dismisses Your Needs


10 Elul

Patients knew it l-o-o-o-o-n-n-n-ggg before the mainstream news media, but guess who's finally catching up with the class? Yes, reporters.

Read Dismissed by the Doctor.

When you're ready to be validated some more, read

Women's Heart Attacks: Doctors Miss Signs - Healthline.

The take a look at 
If you're catching your breath, I understand. When you feel better, ponder the question for doctors at the end of But Doctor, I DON'T have Celiac Disease!

When you're ready to read about what to do when your doctor dismisses YOUR health concerns, read pages 42-43 of

out loud to the practitioner. 

Leave photo-copies of those pages on the doctor's desk, too.


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Forget about Falling!


5 Elul, 5778

One of the side effects of getting older is that our bodies change without our knowledge. Somehow we begin to realize that we gain weight more easily or more slowly than before. Our sense of taste seems to dull. Eyesight does all kinds of unwanted things. Our arms and legs seem to move more slowly though we're trying to make them move faster. We become weaker and less coordinated with age. 

Life seems to become a balancing act, too. We trip and fall more often than before. That's because our brains change over time, too. They are a bit out of sync with our eyesight and that's a recipe for sudden accidents that we didn't see coming.

Here's a medically sound method for preventing trips and falls: Exercise. It makes a person stronger physically and mentally.

You can do light exercises daily (or a few times daily once you build up the stamina) on bare floors. These exercises are not to be done on carpeting, not even on the mat near your kitchen sink.

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There's a bit more to do to prevent pain and broken bones: stop using throw rugs or decorative bamboo mats on your floors. 

People with balancing problems tend to slip, slide and fall down because of them. Bare floors are best for people who need to prevent falling problems.

Be sure to ask your doctors for a physical therapy prescription that focuses on resolving your balance issues, too. 


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