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High Fiber May be Key to Longevity

In an effort to cut through the noise, researchers set out to see if there was a simple dietary answer to our desire to age more healthfully and extend longevity.1 And given that previous research has shown that the simple act of adding adequate fiber to your diet can lower your risk of serious...


Who Should Take Digestive Enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are protein substances that break down the food you eat. They also pull essential nutrients, minerals, and vitamins from the foods you eat and deliver them to your cells, muscles, tissues, and organs where they are needed. Enzymes go to work with your very first bite of food, as they’re released by...


How Antacids Can Harm Your Health

Antacids are one of the most popular over-the-counter remedies for upper GI concerns like acid indigestion, burping, stomach bloating, and abdominal discomfort. It is estimated that half of American adults have used antacids at some point in their life, and over a quarter of adults take 2 or more doses per month. While antacids...


10 Common Medications That May Trigger Acid Reflux

Three common causes of acid reflux that, when corrected, can help many people end their vicious cycle of dependence on dangerous acid reflux medications.


Constitutional Hydrotherapy: How You Can Use Water for Healing

Find out how hydrotherapy can relieve your chronic pain, increase energy levels, and much more.


What is Constipation?

Constipation affects up to 28% of the North American population, with women and seniors most likely to suffer from this digestive problem. Definitions of what is constipation vary greatly. Some experts believe that to be diagnosed with functional constipation, a patient must have had two or more of the following for at least 12...


What Your Stool Can Tell You About Your Health

Understanding your stool, how constipation can effect your body and most importantly - how to prevent it.


Natural Remedies for Constipation – An 8-Step Action Plan

Here are some safe, natural recommendations to give you relief for constipation and get things moving again. Step 1 — Review Medications and Medical Conditions There are certain types of medications and supplements that cause constipation including: Antihistamines, cough, cold and sleep medications, antacids with aluminum, anticholinergics for depression, anxiety, nervousness, and Parkinson’s, anticonvulsants,...


Why Are You Constipated?

As a product specialist for a probiotic company, I have talked to literally thousands of people about their bowel issues. And one of the biggest issues was occasional constipation. As I researched the medical literature, I was shocked to discover that there was very little legitimate medical research on constipation – even though it...


Part 1 – Is the New Year Time to Tune Up Your Health?

Oh darn!  Time again for those New Year’s Resolutions – well, coincidentally, January just happens to be “Healthy Weight Management Month”.   Very clever, don’t you think? It’s no big secret that being overweight, not exercising enough or consuming too many industrial food calories may be contributing factors to poor health conditions and that in...