Constipation

How Important Is Bowel Elimination?

How Important Is Bowel Elimination?

Every day you eat a few meals and snacks and wash them down with some beverages. That’s usually the last thought you give to your food. But what goes in must come out. Your food travels the length of your digestive tract where vital nutrients are absorbed, healthy bacteria are (hopefully) nourished, and waste is removed from the body. You…

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

You hear the advice on a regular basis: “Eat more fiber.” Food labels are plastered with “high fiber” and “good source of fiber” everywhere you look. You probably know that fiber “helps you poop” when your bowels are sluggish, and you might have even heard that fiber is good for your heart—but did you know that a high fiber diet…

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

Get to the Bottom of Your Gas and Bloating

We have all experienced gas and bloating to some extent, but many of us experience it on a regular basis. The trouble is, gas and bloating are symptoms of a wide range of digestive conditions. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), lactose intolerance, Candida overgrowth, dysbiosis, indigestion, and food sensitivities are common causes of gas and bloating. But how can you tell…

The Traveler’s Nemesis – Constipation on Vacation

The Traveler’s Nemesis – Constipation on Vacation

Summer travel brings excitement, adventure, and new experiences. It’s a time to visit family and friends, have fun, and see new places. Unfortunately, travel also comes with its challenges. Digestively speaking, travel is often paired with constipation. Eating different foods, feeling stressed about travel arrangements, poor hydration, lack of exercise, and even anxiety about using public restrooms can all set…

Digestive Dysfunction = Gut Gone Bad!

Digestive Dysfunction = Gut Gone Bad!

As we move into the third week of Colon Cancer Awareness Month it’s time to discuss what can go wrong in your gut. Last week I presented a very brief overview of how a healthy gut works. This week I’d like to help you recognize signs of digestive dysfunction. The result is multiple disease processes like constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel…

Is Your Body in Need of Spring Cleaning?

Is Your Body in Need of Spring Cleaning?

There are few rites of Spring more satisfying than the annual spring clean. For most people, spring cleaning means putting away coats and warm clothes, raking the yard and dusting the house. But spring is also the perfect time for body cleansing and renewal. Perhaps you have been dealing with chronic illness, low energy, or have noticed accelerated aging. Maybe you have…

Digestive Dysfunction = Gut Gone Bad!

Digestive Dysfunction = Gut Gone Bad!

As we move into the third week of Colon Cancer Awareness Month it’s time to discuss what can go wrong in your gut. Last week I presented a very brief overview of how a healthy gut works. This week I’d like to help you recognize signs of digestive dysfunction. The result is multiple disease processes like constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel…

Healthy Gut Function 101

Healthy Gut Function 101

In this post let’s continue looking at digestive functions, in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Understanding good digestion is key to a healthy gut. So I’m offering a quick review of how your digestive system works, top to bottom – when it’s working properly that is. Let me show you the path your food takes in a healthy gut. Did…

4 Ways to Fuel Weight Loss

4 Ways to Fuel Weight Loss

As we say goodbye to the month of January, and begin to notice Valentine’s Day candy donning the grocery store shelves, I hope that your New Year’s resolutions to shift your dietary choices have not waned! No Peeps for you! With that thought in mind, I wanted to share 4 things that will most definitely fuel your weight loss. Let’s say…

Travel Advice for your Gut

Travel Advice for your Gut

Summer vacation, 4th of July – wonderful opportunities for travel and sampling exciting and different foods. Whether you’re visiting family, or jetting to the Far East, the fun ends abruptly when your digestion becomes distressed! With that in mind, I thought I’d offer some travel advice for your gut that may afford relief for belly troubles during your time away from home –…