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No bouncers, no bottles, no baby talk? The pros and cons of a controversial new way to parent. 

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Change in Diet Cures Mom
When Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great, was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, she says doctors told her she would lead a normal life. Several months later, Danielle experienced the first of many painful flare-ups.

"I was in excruciating pain every time I had to use the restroom," Danielle says. "I would pretty much collapse on the floor. I lost a drastic amount of weight — about 20 pounds within a two-week period. That, 'You're going to live a normal life,' thing didn't seem to be panning out."

Ulcerative colitis is a form of chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can cause a body's own immune system to attack the walls of the large intestine and create painful lesions. There is no known cause, but some scientists think a virus or bacterium may trigger the condition.

Back in the United States, Danielle was given blood transfusions and steroids to control the symptoms of her disease. But the flare-ups continued, and Danielle says she was hospitalized at least three times a year for several years. 

Danielle says that doctors told her that diet had no effect on the disease, but she still felt there had to be a connection. "I was so desperate that something in me just felt that it had to have something to do with food."

Danielle reveals the trials of living with an autoimmune disorder. And, learn what difficulties she encountered raising her newborn son. 

Danielle lists the foods she cut to calm her colitis. And, learn the foods that helped her regain her health! 

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The Doctors Food Pharmacy
Soothe headaches, stop muscle cramps and calm your skin ... with food! The Doctors reveal the meals to give you relief once and for all.

Shopping for a Solution
At the first hint of heartburn or pang of a digestive issue, many people may run to the pharmacy for an over-the-counter medication. Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears heads to the supermarket to recommend some healthy foods that may prevent the illness in the first place!

Learn three asthma and three heartburn remedies! Plus, which two foods can help with your digestive issues? 

Fat-Free Foods to Avoid!

Fat-free? Reduced-fat? No sugar added? Food labels can make shoppers feel like they are eating healthy. But, T he Doctors reveal three fat-free foods that could be causing you to pack on the extra pounds! 

How to Detox from Sugar
Have Americans been too sweet on sugar?  

Anne Alexander, editorial director of Prevention magazine and author of The Sugar Smart Diet: Stop Cravings and Lose Weight While Still Enjoying the Sweets You Love!, says studies show that the average person is eating 130 pounds of "added" sugar a year. Processed foods, such as pasta sauce and salad dressings, have sugar added to them.

"It's hiding everywhere," Anne says. "That's the thing. The American diet has been 'sugarjacked'."

Anne has created a 32-day, three-step plan to help raise awareness about sugar in the foods we eat. And you don't have to cut out sugar completely! 

"Any healthy relationship in life has balance," ER physician Dr. Travis Stork explains. "You can still have your relationship with sugar, but you first have to detox from it, so it's not running your life." 

Find out what Anne discovered that helped her gain control over her food cravings! 

Anne reveals the details of her three-step plan to change our relationship with sugar. 

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