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Take an Empty Stomach to Bed

By Dr. Jerry Mixon July 24, 2013

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Danger, evening snacks will make you fat.

When you fall asleep at night your metabolism will slow to its lowest possible rate. If you had an evening snack and there’s food in your gut, digestion is going to continue throughout the night. Energy will be released and those calories need to go somewhere. Because you are burning almost nothing, the excess energy is going to be stored as fat.

On the other hand, if your last meal was at 6 or seven o’clock, and your stomach was empty when you went to bed, there will be no extra energy coming into the system. But you are going to burn calories to live until the sun comes up. Your body will get the

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Over-the-Counter Does Not Equal Safe

By Dr. Jerry Mixon July 21, 2013

Over-the-counter drugs are not necessarily as safe as you would think.

One of the most common classes of over-the-counter drugs used in America is usually referred to by doctors as NSAIDs. These are drugs such as Motrin, and Advil. We take them for headaches, sore muscles, and general aches and pains. But what most people do not recognize, is that these drugs resulted in 120,000 Americans being admitted to the hospital with serious bleeding from their stomach and bowel last year alone. Even scarier is the fact that 16,500 Americans died last year from the use of these drugs.

Just because a medication is sold over-the-counter does not mean that it safe. In my own practice, I use a mixture that contains four separate botanicals, each of which have potent anti-inflammatory effects, but have no documented gastrointestinal bleeding problems. I seldom use NSAIDs. Click here for

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