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June 1, 2023

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Bitters for Naturally Strong Digestion

Heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and bloating are all familiar – and uncomfortable – symptoms of sluggish digestion. But there’s a way to stimulate your digestion and address the underlying issues of digestive discomfort – naturally and simply. Digestion is a cascade of physiological events that starts before you even put food in your mouth. That anticipatory “mouth watering” effect that happens before a delicious meal is your digestive process being sparked by sight and aroma! Bitters provide a similar effect when taken before a meal. When we eat bitter foods, it stimulates specific receptors on the tongue that send messages to the brain, which prompts the release of a hormone known as “gastrin”, promoting the secretion of gastric acid. Using traditional bitters strengthens digestion and helps to set its process in motion, with benefits including: Reduce heartburn and indigestion – Contrary to popular belief, inadequate stomach acid production is often responsible

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Improved vision after cataract surgery possible thanks to innovations in lenses

Cataract surgeries have been performed for centuries, significant and rapid innovation in surgery advancements has occurred in the past 20 years with Alcon, one of the global leaders in eye care, at the helm. Modern cataract surgery uses state-of-the-art technology at every step – from diagnostics and surgical instruments for delicate incisions to novel intraocular lens (IOL) materials – all to provide patients with the best possible outcomes. “Every year there’s something new and exciting in cataract surgery innovation,” says ophthalmologist Dr. French. “Over the years, we’ve seen incredible improvements in the actual material of IOLs, multifocal technology and how the surgery is performed.” More lens options to provide patients with exceptional clarity Traditionally during cataract surgery, a standard monofocal lens is selected for patients. This allows them to see clearly at one – typically far – distance, assuming they do not have astigmatism. They generally need glasses to see

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