Source: Are Laxatives Safe? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM 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 … Continue reading Are Laxatives Safe?
Source: What the Bristol Stool Scale Tells You About Your Poop by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM 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 … Continue reading What the Bristol Stool Scale Tells You About Your 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
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
Source: What’s the Best Colon Cleanse Diet? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM A healthy colon is the center of a healthy, happy life. The colon is a workhorse for your digestive system and helps absorb the nutrients your body needs. Unfortunately, with all the good your colon does, it also gets hit with … Continue reading What’s the Best Colon Cleanse Diet?
Digestion is a complex process with many moving parts, and there are many steps along the way for something to go wrong. One of the more increasingly common disorders is a condition known as “leaky gut.”Leaky gut, otherwise known as intestinal hyperpermeability, is when perforations develop and allow undigested food and toxins to pass back into … Continue reading 5 Remedies for Leaky Gut
Almost everyone has or will experience some form of constipation during their life. Signs or symptoms of occasional constipation include infrequent bowel movements, painful stools, bloating, and the need to strain to pass waste. Causes of constipation include a poor diet, dehydration, and a lack of physical activity. Laxatives are the popular way to remedy … Continue reading Symptoms of Occasional Constipation and Natural Solutions
Beyond its typical use as an analgesic for occasional headache, fever and body aches, aspirin is frequently recommended by doctors to help a wide range of health conditions. There is much documentation supporting the little white pill’s ability to prevent heart attack and stroke, as well as number of other serious health concerns such as … Continue reading Is Aspirin Safe?
Dietary fiber is a type of carbohydrate that your body cannot digest. This essential nutrient is found only in plants; you can’t get it from animal products. Although fiber passes through your gut undigested, it’s a very important nutrient for maintaining health. The Benefits of a High Fiber Diet A high fiber intake supports your … Continue reading The Top Nutritious Foods High in Fiber
Pregnancy is tough. You’re exhausted, bloated, nauseous, broken out, and your feet and ankles are so swollen that they look like a hot water bottle with toes. As if creating life wasn’t enough of a challenge, over half of pregnant women must also contend with a backed up bowel. Constipation is likely to strike during … Continue reading Natural Solutions for Constipation During Pregnancy