How Do Laxatives Work for Constipation?

Laxative are usually the first thing people think about when contemplating a remedy for constipation relief. Laxatives, however, only address the symptoms and not the underlying factors that bring about constipation. Most people associate the term “laxative” with “a pill that makes you go” without giving much thought to exactly how it makes your body … Continue reading How Do Laxatives Work for Constipation?

Gut Flora: 7 Ways Probiotics Affect Your Health

Your gut is where digestion begins, it’s connected to your brain, and it’s at least 70% of your immune system. The bottom line — you can’t be healthy if your gut isn’t healthy. A diet free of refined sugar and artificial ingredients are part of the equation in promoting a healthy gut flora. Achieving a … Continue reading Gut Flora: 7 Ways Probiotics Affect Your Health

Support Your Digestive System with Aloe Vera

Gut health is a topic that’s getting a lot of press lately and I think it’s about time. It’s an understatement to say the importance of gut health is undervalued. The digestive system is where nutrients are absorbed and is the basis of a healthy body. If your digestive system is inefficient or your gut … Continue reading Support Your Digestive System with Aloe Vera

What Is Selenium? Understanding an Essential Mineral

Selenium is an essential mineral that functions as an amino acid and also provides antioxidant activity in the body.[1][2] Selenium toxicity is a rare condition that results from ingesting great quantities of the element.[3]Selenium deficiency is a more common malady. Selenium is necessary for human health because certain enzymes, called selenoproteins, require selenium to function … Continue reading What Is Selenium? Understanding an Essential Mineral

Enterococcus faecium: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

The gut is a delicate ecosystem that’s home to living organisms known as probiotics. Probiotics are helpful microbes that encourage good health by assisting with many different processes in the human body. They are probably best known for the contribution they make to gut health and digestion. Probiotics also support gastrointestinal health,[1] aid the immune … Continue reading Enterococcus faecium: A Healthy Probiotic Strain

Saccharomyces boulardii: a Healthy Probiotic

When it comes to cultivating a healthy, balanced gut, Saccharomyces boulardii (sometimes referred to as Saccharomyces cerevisiae) is one of the best probiotics available. Although many probiotics are bacteria, Saccharomyces boulardii is different in that it’s actually a strain of baker’s yeast. Like other probiotics, however, Saccharomyces boulardii is a multitasker that helps maintain gut … Continue reading Saccharomyces boulardii: a Healthy Probiotic

Are Probiotics Right for You?

Maybe you’ve heard how probiotics can help your digestion, perhaps you’ve even tried them. But do you know exactly what they are, and just how they work? Don’t worry, because you’re not alone. There’s a lot of confusion about the role of probiotics on your digestive health, and I want to try to clear that … Continue reading Are Probiotics Right for You?

5 Tips to Help You Restore and Maintain Your Gut Health

Bacteria in your gut might sound like a bad thing, but your gut actually uses bacteria to process food into energy.[1] We call these helpful bacteria probiotics. Most people have heard the term in yogurt ads, but that’s about it. What are probiotics and what do they mean to your body? It all starts in … Continue reading 5 Tips to Help You Restore and Maintain Your Gut Health

Natural Laxatives: Abdominal Massage for Constipation

Constipation is a pain, literally and figuratively. Over-the-counter laxatives are often pushed as the quick fix, but they’re not without their problems. Even some so-called natural laxatives can cause pain and side effects. Herbal laxatives can produce unpleasant cramping. Stimulant laxatives are just harsh and require that you set aside your entire day in order … Continue reading Natural Laxatives: Abdominal Massage for Constipation

5 Benefits of Colon Cleansing

With additives in our food, pesticides on our crops, and pollution all around us, many might say we live in a toxic age. Sometimes all that toxic buildup can take its toll on the colon, which encumbers digestion and overall health. When your colon is backed up with toxic material, your entire body becomes sluggish … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Colon Cleansing