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Constipation

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 to know how to deal with this uncomfortable situation. Eating a nutritious diet, staying hydrated, and living a healthy lifestyle should be enough to keep things moving. But when that isn’t quite enough, many people look for something that can help them go. People in the United States […]

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When you're having digestive concerns, you may not feel like eating anything. Even your favorite food may seem unappetizing when you're dealing with nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or other digestive issues. Fortunately, there are easy-to-digest foods that can help you feel better while making sure you get enough nutrients and stay hydrated. (more…)

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 with long-term use. Side effects range from diarrhea, cramping, and rectal irritation to confusion and heart palpitations. (more…)

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Activated charcoal is a hot topic in health and wellness these days, gaining recognition as a powerhouse agent for detoxification with a wide range of potential uses. We see activated charcoal in everything from facial masks and teeth whiteners to digestive remedies and even an exotic new food trend that uses its charcoal hue for an element of surprise (think jet-black ice cream). (more…)

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is becoming more common. People with this illness often find it debilitating and are always seeking new ways to improve their lifestyle and live with less discomfort and disruption. One of the ways people with Crohn’s alleviate symptoms of this condition involves a change in their daily menu. Adopting a Crohn’s disease diet along with a few other lifestyle changes can reduce your symptoms to improve your health, quality of life, and even encourage remission. (more…)