Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health?

Source: Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading Enemas for Constipation: Are They Harmful to Your Health?

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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 DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … 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 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?

The Top Nutritious Foods High in Fiber

Source: The Top Nutritious Foods High in Fiber by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … Continue reading The Top Nutritious Foods High in Fiber

Natural Solutions for Constipation During Pregnancy

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

Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever

Source: Benefits of Prune Juice: A Powerful Constipation Reliever by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … 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 DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  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 … 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 DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM    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 … Continue reading Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

The 22 Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief

Source: The 22 Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Constipation is a taboo subject for many people. If you’re too embarrassed to discuss it, know that you are far from alone. Constipation affects about 14% of adults in the United States and accounts for an astounding 3.2 … Continue reading The 22 Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief