Category Archives: Weight Loss

Treating Food Addictions with Amino Acids

This article will be published in Akasha’s next newsletter on “Addictions”. Turning to food for comfort may result in an emotional high, but craving things like ice cream, cookies, pasta or cupcakes when you are down may be a sign of an underlying amino acid imbalance. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and […]

Overcoming Sugar Addiction

I received quite a few emails after my last post about sugar addiction.  Yes, you know sugar is not good for you, but you NEED it…especially after a meal and certainly after you’ve eaten a bite of chocolate goodness. What was once thought of as a relatively innocuous source of empty calories is now understood […]

Can an Imbalance in Gut Flora Contribute to Weight Gain?

A heatlthy gut flora is a balance between ‘good’, beneficial bacteria and ‘bad’ bacteria. Imbalances in gut flora are believed to be contributing factors to many chronic diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune disease as well as gas and bloating. Now it appears that gut microflora may contribute to weight gain […]