Osmotic Laxatives: Is This the Best Remedy for Constipation?

Source: Osmotic Laxatives: Is This the Best Remedy for Constipation? by Dr. Edward Group   Occasional constipation happens. And it happens to a lot of people, a lot of the time. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, every year, over 2.5 million people visit their doctor for constipation.[1] If you’re one of them, you may want … Continue reading Osmotic Laxatives: Is This the Best Remedy for Constipation?

Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health?

Source: Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health? by Dr. Edward Group   An enema is a procedure where you insert liquid or air into your colon through the rectum to clear out the lower bowel contents, or in other words, your poo. After you squeeze the liquid or air into your nether regions, … Continue reading Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health?

Laxative Side Effects and Safety: Everything You Need to Know

Source: Laxative Side Effects and Safety: Everything You Need to Know by Dr. Edward Group Constipation causes discomfort and it can lead to embarrassing gas and uncomfortable bloating. Laxatives, which help evacuate stool from the bowels, are the go-to solution for most people dealing with constipation. Effective as that may be, some laxatives have mild to severe side effects, especially … Continue reading Laxative Side Effects and Safety: Everything You Need to Know

Are Laxatives Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut?

These days, it seems like more and more Americans are taking laxatives to combat constipation. Osmotic laxatives, like Miralax and Lactulose, are one of the most popular OTC options for this. What these types of laxatives do is fill the digestive tract with particles, which attract fluid inside the gut, flushing out the system and … Continue reading Are Laxatives Wreaking Havoc on Your Gut?

Are Laxatives Safe?

Source: Are Laxatives Safe? by Dr. Edward Group  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 leading bloating problem that needs remedy, and laxatives are often thought of as that remedy, this is a topic that really deserves a … Continue reading Are Laxatives Safe?

What’s the Best Colon Cleanse Diet?

Source: What’s the Best Colon Cleanse Diet? by Dr. Edward Group 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 … Continue reading What’s the Best Colon Cleanse Diet?

Symptoms of Occasional Constipation and Natural Solutions

Source: Symptoms of Occasional Constipation and Natural Solutions by Dr. Edward Group 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 … Continue reading Symptoms of Occasional Constipation and Natural Solutions

Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

Source: Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever by Dr. Edward Group   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 … Continue reading Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

What’s the Best Instant Laxative for Quick Relief?

Source: What’s the Best Instant Laxative for Quick Relief? by Dr. Edward Group Going number two probably isn’t something you think much about, but when not going becomes physically uncomfortable, it’s at the forefront of your thoughts. When you’re faced with occasional constipation and need relief fast, you probably head to the pharmacy. Unfortunately, many over-the-counter … Continue reading What’s the Best Instant Laxative for Quick Relief?

Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

Source: Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies by Dr. Edward Group Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as mucous colitis or spastic colon, is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Put simply, that means that your bowels behave abnormally without evidence of damage from the disease. IBS affects 10 to 15 percent of adults in … Continue reading Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies