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zebrasWhy Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers — or heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases — when us mortals do? In this enlightening and EASY to read book.  Biologist Robert Sapolsky dissects the anatomy/physiology and science of stress.  Sapolsky postulates that  people develop such diseases partly because our bodies aren’t designed for the constant stresses of  our modern-day life — like sitting in daily traffic or growing up in poverty.  Rather, our bodies are more built for the kind of short-term stress faced by a zebra — like outrunning a lion.

This is a must read book for anyone who feels stressed, and/or would like to be the cause over it rather then the effect of it.  I have read it cover to cover twice and will most likely re-read it again, as I gleaned even more useful data the last time.

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Third Edition (Paperback)
by Robert M. Sapolsky
Paperback: 560 pages  Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN-10: 0805073698


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Question: Hi Doctor,

Do you have a product that helps with stomach acid?  I just spent 2 days in hospital with what I thought was a heart attack and was told it was Hyperchlorhydria, excessive stomach acid.

Best Regards,
Sean Bailey

Answer: I called Sean and we spent about 30 minutes on the phone going over the events that led up to him going to the hospital.  We also discussed nutritional options, one of them being Calm, and talked about the “Home Land, Ireland”, as we both have a ties to County Derry.  Below is a antioxidant rich soup and salad combo I sent Sean.  At home we have this 2-3 times per week and I never get tired of it. 

Here you go, enjoy!

Trader Joe’s Organic Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup (use 2 red bell peppers per box of soup)

Cut 2 red bell peppers into pieces and place on a roasting pan lined with foil (optional is adding 1-2 tomatoes and/or garlic)
Coat with olive oil and add sea salt and pepper
Roast under broiler till slightly charred
Place in blender with some of the soup or water and blend
Pour in a pot with the soup from the box, heat and serve


Fresh baby spinach in a bowl with some olive oil, sea salt and pepper
Optional is adding sliced red bell peppers

Sean’s Response: Hi Dr. Ettinger,
Sincere thanks for the call, truly appreciated.  It is very rare to find someone who expresses such concern especially since we’ve never met.  Will order the product tomorrow and to be honest with you, my gut tells me you’re correct.  What a blessing and a relief to be in touch with someone as yourself who has a pulse on our misguided and more oft times our own ignorance of the true meaning of what nature intended.  Fortunately for me I am a great believer in mother nature, just needed a nudge.
My blessings to you and your family, and if I’d a few pints of Guinness in me I might be inclined to sing a rendition of the DERRY AIR (Danny Boy).  Did you know that there is a little Catholic Church in Orange that says the Mass in Gaelic every Sunday.  Not sure if it’s still there, but every year they held an Irish festival.  It’s been so long I can’t remember the name but I’m sure it wouldn’t be hard to find.
Best Regards,
Sean Bailey

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