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Do you bloat after eating?

If it feels like you swallowed a basketball after you eat, you may be wondering what causes your bloating after meals?

One reason that you may bloat after eating is that you may not be digesting the food you eat. When you are not completely digesting your food, bacteria and yeast in the intestines ferment the undigested food and produce gas that bloats your belly. What many people don’t realize is that stomach acid is essential to starting the process of digesting our food. As we age, we tend to make less and less stomach acid, and our digestion suffers. Medications such as Antacids, H2 Blockers, and Proton Pump Inhibitors, which are designed to reduce stomach acid, have the side effect of producing bloating for many people.

To learn more about the causes of bloating after eating click here.

Miller Glass - Window Repair

Miller Glass in Chico, Paradise, Oroville and Orland works with numerous suppliers such as Marvin, Windsor, All-Weather, and Hope’s Steel Windows to give our customers many choices when historically re-creating your home or commercial building.

Over time its been very common for owners to replace old wood windows with aluminum frames, and then perhaps eventually swapping for vinyl dual-pane windows and now have the desire to return to the classic look that only specialty windows can offer.

Whether you’re designing it yourself or you’ve hired the assistance of a professional architect, allow us to help educate you through the many options and advancements that have made the new generation of wood windows virtually maintenance free.

Window Screens Replace or repair the screens on your house to allow you to let the cool air in and keep the bugs out. Sun Screens, Pet Screens and Insect Screens are just three types of screens we can expertly replace or repair.

Energy and Sound If you’re looking to replace old single-pane steel or aluminum windows in your loft or industrial application, there are new dual pane products that will mirror your style while still giving you the latest advances in sound reduction and energy saving.

Projects Large & Small Have a bigger project in mind? Miller Glass has the ability to handle any size construction project. We deliver, install, and repair any commercial glazing application throughout a project’s entire schedule. We have the solutions to meet your glazing needs, windows or doors, interior and exterior. See what 40 years of business experience can bring to your commercial project.

Need replacement of your windshield or glass, Residential or Commercial? Click Here.

Take a Look at Highland Ranch Resort

highland.gifHighlands Ranch Resort, at the southwest gateway to Lassen Volcanic National Park, its Cottages & Restaurant is Now OPEN!!!

The beautiful grounds at Highlands Ranch Resort offers a relaxing setting with natural landscape, outdoor fire pits, walking trails, beautiful lavender field, seasonal flowers and breathtaking views of Mt. Lassen and Southern Cascades.

Lassen Volcanic National Park Adventure

Lassen Volcanic National Park is approximately 10 minutes away and offers hiking, ranger-led adventures, snowshoeing, scenic drives, picnicking and more. Outside of Lassen Park experience nearby fly fishing, stream fishing, biking, horseback trail riding, golf, boating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, exploring wildlife and more.

restraunt.jpgHighlands Ranch Resort is located at the southern gateway to Lassen Volcanic National Park and approximately 1 hour from Chico, just over an hour from Redding, and 3-4 hours from the Sacramento/Bay area.

The Highlands Ranch Resort and Restaurant offers rustic elegance and excellent service that will make your stay relaxing and memorable. Our 7500 sq. ft. lodge is a gathering place for all of our guests. The spacious restaurant has breathtaking panoramic views of the mountain meadow and the large deck brings you even closer to nature. Comfortably situated between the large fireplace and the stunning hand-crafted walnut top bar is the perfect conversation area for enjoying good conversation and your favorite beverage. Next to the lodge are seven newly built cottages. Rustic chic decor, private entrances, meadow and mountain views, gas fireplaces provides the perfect setting for relaxing with nature.

 

Do you like stargazing? We have the most incredible night sky up here and it’s the reason for the Lassen Dark Sky Festival August 7-9, 2015! Come up and join us! We are a short 10 minute drive from the park. We have availability in our cottages and our restaurant is open. Reservations can be made at highlandsranchresort.com or call 530-595-3388.

http://www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/stargazing.htm

 

 

Probiotics! Is Your Gut Bacteria Making You Fat?

By Dr. Patrick Giammarise, DC, IHS

We all know that bacteria can make us sick but did you know that bacteria might also make us fat? Researchers have discovered that thin people have different bacteria in their guts than overweight people. How could that be possible?

Scientists theorized two factors could be responsible. First, increased use of antibiotics may be eliminating the bacteria that help people regulate appetite and metabolism.

Studies also reveal that bacteria appear to exhibit communications between each other and our genes, which may be affecting our hormones that regulate our appetite and moods.

What is not clear is which is the chicken and which is the egg. Is it the bacteria that makes us overweigh or is it that our weight gain causes changes in our bacteria?  (read more…)

 

 

Your Stomach’s Friends with Benefits - Probiotics

You may have heard of them … probiotics? Probiotics are the next “trendy supplement”, but this time rightly so. They are your stomach’s bff -  best friends forever!

Here are a few answers to help you navigate the whole new world of probiotics.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live, friendly bacteria that reside in your gastrointestinal tract a.k.a. flora. These bacteria are classified by species and strains using scientific Latin names, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum. A healthy body contains thousands of billions of these “good” bacteria in almost 500 different strains.

How will supplementing with a probiotic help me?

Science - Bacteria:Probiotic

Probiotics have a beneficial effect on digestion, allowing you to breakdown starches, sugars and fibers better; they benefit elimination…(read more…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Chico

Located in the heart of the north State, Chico’s proud culture, location and csu_chico1.jpgeconomy have made it home to one of Northern California’s most unique cities. Though a self-determining small-town feel remains, Chico has become the premier location for business, culture and recreation in the north state. In addition, Chico is home to one of California’s most distinguished state universities – commonly known as Chico State.

Resting 90 miles north of Sacramento, Chico is home to over 80,000 residents. To the west and south of the city you’ll find mainly fields, plains and agricultural crops, and to the north and east, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

bidwell-mansion-chico.jpgChico locals have taken pride in their surrounding wilderness, preserving a large portion of it for Bidwell Park. As the Park winds like a miniature Grand Canyon into the foothills, it becomes one of the largest city parks in the country. Though surrounding areas are spectacular, Chico inner city boasts a diverse population of trees; thus, earning its nickname, The City of Trees.

Known to be a college town, Chico’s rich culture has become a hotspot for many events: live performances frequent both indoor and outdoor stages; in the summer, Thursday night market transforms downtown into a carnival like atmosphere; the Chico Outlaws, a minor-league baseball team, entertains many of the hot summer nights; and46591056onemile.jpg the nightlife keeps the streets alive well into the morning.

With a strong sense of community and culture, Chico’s businesses – from restaurants to bicycle cabs – have come to support and thrive on the active people that are proud to call Chico their home.