Are Constipation and Back Pain Related?

A member of our customer service team recently received feedback from a customer who had been experiencing such severe constipation that it was segueing into lower back pain. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard a report like this. Soreness and lower back pain can definitely be related to constipation and not only severe constipation, … Continue reading Are Constipation and Back Pain Related?

Curcumin Benefits: Understanding This Powerful Antioxidant

Curcumin is the primary active ingredient in turmeric. Turmeric is a yellow-orange spice well known as a prominent ingredient in Indian cuisine and yellow mustard, but it also offers potent therapeutic benefits. Curcumin is the pigment responsible for both turmeric’s brilliant golden color and many of its health benefits. Curcumin soothes irritated tissue, is a … Continue reading Curcumin Benefits: Understanding This Powerful Antioxidant

The Health Benefits of Hemicellulase

The hemicellulase enzyme breaks down hemicellulose, which is a type of cellulose and a key component of the cell wall in all plants. Different forms of plant hemicellulose include glucans, galactans, xylans, mannans and pentosans. Common fiber-rich breakfast cereals, for example, have a large amount of hemicelluloses (2 to 12%). Hemicellulase is needed to break … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Hemicellulase

Are Herbal Colon Cleansers Safe?

Herbal colon cleansers are increasingly popular and many people believe botanical herbs are both harmless and extremely beneficial to support colon health conditions. In some cases, this is absolutely correct. Many herbs are healthful to the body. Unfortunately, some herbs are not. The National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine has reported a number of dangerous, life … Continue reading Are Herbal Colon Cleansers Safe?

What Are Osmotic Laxatives?

Constipation is often associated with straining, hard stools, infrequent bowel movements, and feelings of incomplete evacuation. Ideally, relief can be obtained through dietary and lifestyle changes. However, when these measures do not provide relief, many people turn to laxatives- osmotic laxatives in particular. There are many different kinds of laxatives available and they operate differently. … Continue reading What Are Osmotic Laxatives?

How Meat Is Toxic for Your Colon

Meat in its natural state is not totally harmful. The thing is, we don’t often get it in its natural state, and common preparation methods for the food makes it even worse for human health. Consider the changes that cows go through before they come to us. Questionable medications, antibiotics, pesticide laden and GMO feed…all of … Continue reading How Meat Is Toxic for Your Colon

What Is an Enema?

What are Enemas? Enemas have been around for a very long time and present the oldest known relief for constipation. It’s a simple process: fluid is injected from a bag into the anus. Usually only water is injected, but other liquids and ingredients including herbs, coffee, oil, and clay might be added. “Dry enemas” are … Continue reading What Is an Enema?

Consequences of Calcium Deficiency

The rumors are true, getting enough calcium is a mandatory prerequisite to having healthy teeth and bones. There are other factors involved, but adequate calcium levels are definitely a large part of the equation. When you lack sufficient levels of calcium, your body will extract it from your bones, and this can lead to diminished … Continue reading Consequences of Calcium Deficiency

The Role of Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome

Many people don’t realize a healthy gut does far more than handle digestion. Research into the gut microbiome is revealing startling results, showing its effects on the immune system, obesity, allergies, and mood. Nutrition plays a firm role in gut flora quality and quantity. In fact, certain foods contain “prebiotics” that feed beneficial gut bacteria. The more … Continue reading The Role of Probiotics and the Gut Microbiome

The Hidden Culprit Behind Wheat Sensitivity

Many people are avoiding wheat these days in attempt to rid their lives of gluten. While gluten can be difficult to digest and lead to inflammation and other intestinal problems, it’s not the only factor at play with regard to wheat’s potential toxicity. The fact is that wheat is often consumed in a very refined form as … Continue reading The Hidden Culprit Behind Wheat Sensitivity