Are Laxatives Safe?

Our customer service department regularly gets feedback from customers who question the safety of laxatives. These folks are right to be concerned. Although constipation is a problem that needs remedy, and laxatives are often thought of as that remedy, this is a topic that really deserves a second look. There’s been discussions and research that … Continue reading Are Laxatives Safe?

The Health Benefits of Collinsonia Root

Collinsonia canadensis, also known as Canada horsebalm, hardhack, horseweed, richweed, ox-balm, and stone root, is an herb in the mint family. Historically, it has been used for improving circulation and congestion, especially in the bowels and throat. It has also generated much interest for being helpful in keeping mucous membranes healthy and improving digestion. In … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Collinsonia Root

Can Flatulence Be Related to Serious Health Problems?

People experience varying levels of flatulence for varying reasons. Although most flatulence is a normal part of digestion, sometimes flatulence can indicate the presence of health problems. Everyone’s body is unique and only a visit with your healthcare provider should be used to identify health problems. However, for the sake of discussion, let’s take a … Continue reading Can Flatulence Be Related to Serious Health Problems?

3 Signs Your Flatulence is Not Serious

Digestive complaints are a common problem among adults. Gas, bloating, and indigestion: we’ve all experienced all of them and most of the time their presence is temporary. Flatulence, which is perhaps the most popular of gastrointestinal struggles, may occasionally be the result of a serious health problem but is often simply the result of diet … Continue reading 3 Signs Your Flatulence is Not Serious

Can’t Sleep? Discover Causes & Natural Solutions

The United States is a sleep-deprived nation. It shows in our health as well as the way in which we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sleep deprivation is a serious public health issue, and one in three adults don’t get enough sleep.[1] Our ancestors did not have this issue, so why … Continue reading Can’t Sleep? Discover Causes & Natural Solutions

What Does the Appendix Do?

For most people, the only real experience they have with their appendix is likely a bad one – namely, that something went wrong and it had to be removed. That’s generally the long and short of conversations about the appendix. No mention of what it does… so let’s explore and answer the question, what exactly … Continue reading What Does the Appendix Do?

What the Bristol Stool Scale Tells You About Your Poop

Your poop is an important indicator of how your body is running and your current health status. While using the appearance of your poop to gauge your wellness may seem strange to some, it is a medically proven way to detect an imbalance in your gut and disruptions to your digestive health. If you want … Continue reading What the Bristol Stool Scale Tells You About Your Poop

5 Crazy Facts About Poop

This post might not be for the squeamish, but give it a chance! From a scientific standpoint, human feces can be very interesting; if nothing else, all the buzz around using methane gas (harvested from manure) as an energy source is huge. So hold on for this one: here’s 5 crazy facts about poop that … Continue reading 5 Crazy Facts About Poop

The Health Benefits of Glucomannan

Glucomannan, or glucomannan konjac (KGM) is a supplement that’s used for maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar, and relieving constipation, among other health issues. It’s only recently become popular in the United States and Europe, but Asian countries have enjoyed its benefits for thousands of years. The positive effects of glucomannan, including its impact … Continue reading The Health Benefits of Glucomannan

The 4 Worst Things for Leaky Gut

Your gut is a semi-permeable organ; this means things can pass back and forth into your body. Sometimes, things like poor diet, stress, or toxins can lead to a condition called intestinal hyperpermeability. [1] Basically, your gut has become too permeable because of irritation, and partially undigested food and toxins can pass back into your bloodstream. This can … Continue reading The 4 Worst Things for Leaky Gut