Category Archives: Digestion

Can Probiotics Improve Your Brain

With a surge of microbiome-related research emerging in recent years, it has become common knowledge that the bacteria colonizing the gastrointestinal tract have a major impact on physical health. Now, substantial evidence is showing that the upkeep of a healthy microbial environment in the intestines is also hugely important for brain development, mood and cognition. In other words- it is entirely possible and probable that probiotics improve your brain. The Gut-Brain Connection In the body, single cell organisms– primarily in the form of bacteria– outnumber human cells ten to one. Over 100 trillion of these teeming microbes take up residence in the…
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8 Tips to Achieve Self Empowerment

Tip 1: Take notice of how you talk about your health. Your words become your destiny. The words you speak go into your own ears. They literally land in your body, and your cells respond. Instead of speaking about any dis-ease or dis-ability, speak positively about what you are capable of doing and how you are supporting yourself, and you will become as healthy as your words. Tip 2: There is a direct connection between the brain and the gut. Our thoughts and experiences directly affect both therefore, addressing both in healing is vital. By now you probably know how important…
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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…
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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. Assuming the causes of your bloating are not serious (which should be verified by your health practitioner), the reasons for this discomfort could include: insufficient stomach acid,…
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12 Natural Antibiotics

Over the last several decades, over-use of antibiotics has reached an all-time high. The result has been drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” that evolve faster than scientists can figure out how to fight them. A future where bacteria are at the top of the food chain is not unheard of. Long before there were pharmaceutical antibiotics – developed in the 1940s, there were foods and herbs that helped guard against infection and disease on a daily basis. Many of these natural defenders are still in use today with holistic healers around the globe. Our ancestors also had a solution for healing, using…
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5 Benefits of Colon Cleansing

With additives in our food, pesticides on our crops, and pollution all around us, many might say we live in a toxic age. Sometimes all that toxic buildup can take its toll on the colon, which encumbers digestion and overall health. When your colon is backed up with toxic material, your entire body becomes sluggish and unable to perform its day-to-day tasks. Luckily, your body does a pretty good job detoxifying itself on a regular basis; however, some toxins remain in the body and require some help to facilitate removal. 5 Benefits of Colon Cleansing Helping your body detoxify itself isn’t…
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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…
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