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?
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. Our ancestors did not have this issue, so why … Continue reading Can’t Sleep? Discover Causes & Natural Solutions
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?
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.  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
Lactose intolerance is one of the most common food allergies; symptoms range from mild discomfort to extreme intestinal pain. Complete avoidance of dairy is perhaps the easiest way to avoid these problems, especially for young children. However, it might not be the only option. According to a recent study, infants with lactose intolerance, when given a specific … Continue reading Do Probiotics Fight Lactose Intolerance?
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 the brunt of toxins and harmful organisms your body takes in. Fortunately, if you want to … Continue reading What’s the Best Colon Cleanse Diet?
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
You may have heard about prune juice for babies or older adults, but this purple-colored drink is breaking old stereotypes and gaining a whole new following. Don’t be mistaken, the health benefits of prune juice still include constipation relief, but that is not all it can offer. Made from prunes (also known as dried plums), prune … Continue reading Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever
Probiotics have long been hailed as the ultimate support for the immune and digestive systems, and there is no doubt of their ability to promote and maintain a healthy gut. However, despite their fame, a little-known truth is that probiotics would be of little effect without their less-celebrated partner: prebiotics, or prebiotic fiber to be exact. Here … Continue reading What Are Prebiotics?
With all the talk about probiotics, you’ve probably–at one point or another–considered supplementing. The idea of consuming bacteria, however, may seem a bit alien to most people, simply because they’ve been brainwashed to believe all bacteria is bad. The praising of antibiotics and antibacterials in mainstream culture has simply perpetuated this myth. Probiotics, on the other hand, are … Continue reading Bifidobacterium infantis: A Healthy Probiotic Strain