Category Archives: Digestion

Conquering Fiber

If you’ve been used to eating processed, refined low fiber food and you switch to a high fiber diet, you may experience cramping, bloating, diarrhea and gas. Ironically, even constipation can occur if you neglect to drink inadequate amounts of water. The operative term here is “moderation.” Start slowly and gradually increase your intake of fiber. If you do this, your intestinal tract will adjust nicely and you’ll be less “gassy”. When you eat fibrous foods, bacteria in the bowel attack and digest these complex carbohydrate molecules and in the process methane gas is released. This is the “bean” effect Read More...

The Ability of Fiber & Pura Cleanse

The fact that almost half of the world is constipated conveys a very clear and simple message…..whatever it is that we’re eating or not eating, our colon’s are not happy. The human machine is marvelously designed to function efficiently. It can take in food, begin to chemically breakdown the chemical structures of that food through chewing and salivary enzymes, continue digestion in the stomach, absorb nutrients for fuel and regeneration in the small intestine, move waste to the large intestine and in a relatively short amount of time, should expel that waste from the body. This is the way we Read More...

Healing Crisis When Detoxifying

“Every time I start a detox I feel awful and then give up. All of these foods that supposedly make me feel better actually make me feel worse. What gives?” You might not want to hear this, but initially feeling bad is a good thing. When you eliminate inflammatory, processed foods and stop feeding your body garbage and chemicals, your body goes through withdrawal just like with drugs or alcohol. It is good because it means you are on your way to getting clean! I call this a healing crisis or a detox crisis. Trust me: This process is well worth it because it Read More...

How Healthy is Your Colon

Nearly the entire human race is afflicted with constipation. For most people undigested food remains in the intestines for three or four days, sometimes longer. This is entirely too long. It’s a medical fact: when food gets left inside your colon, you get CONSTIPATED! Even if you pass stool daily, you still might not be having a normal bowel movement. The average body takes between 18 and 72 hours to convert food into “poop” and pass it on out. When this time is significantly shortened, the results is diarrhea because your intestine doesn’t have time to absorb all of the Read More...

Frankincense

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their therapeutic and healing properties as part of the practice of aromatherapy. They’re sourced from leaves, stems or roots of plants that are known for their health properties. So then, what is frankincense essential oil? Frankincense, sometimes referred to as olibanum, is a common type of essential oil used in aromatherapy that can offer a variety of health benefits: helping relieve chronic stress and anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting immunity and even fighting cancer. Frankincense oil is sourced from the resin of the Boswellia carterii or Boswellia sacara tree that’s Read More...

Gluten Intolerant

Gluten troubles were once thought to be a problem primarily for those with celiac disease. But recent research indicates that gluten-related disorders extend to a far broader population, and affect far more than the digestive system. As scientists chip away at the mountain of health problems caused by the modern American diet, a troubling finding is emerging. Gluten, present in our most popular grains, is being linked not only to celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder affecting one out of 100 Americans, but also to non-celiac gluten intolerance, which afflicts many millions more. If that forecast sounds dire, take heart. There’s a Read More...

Beating The Holiday Bloating

Have you ever enjoyed a large holiday meal with family and friends only to experience digestive issues that left you feeling reclusive? Eating a large meal can put a strain on your digestive system, especially for those already dealing with weak digestion. This usually results in digestive discomforts like bloating, stomach pain, gas and constipation. This may be only temporary and occasional, or it might be a protracted discomfort which detracts from the Holiday festivities. (more…) Read More...