Digestive Health

Flowering Plants for Health? Uses for Echinancea

What could you do with an echinacea plant? But first, what is an echinacea plant? An echinacea plant is classified as an herb. It is a native North American coneflower. More than 400 years ago, the Great Plains Indian tribes discovered its medicinal properties and it has been used as a natural remedy since....

How A Toxic Gut Can Alter Your Life

A Leaky Gut Could Be The Source Of Your Health Problems The gut is the gateway to health. If your gut is healthy, chances are that you're in good health. However, there's a condition called leaky gut that can lead to a host of health problems.What is a leaky gut?The gut is naturally permeable to...

Do You Have a Stinking Gut?

"Gut" Feelings, Anyone? Hippocrates was once quoted for saying “all disease begins in the gut.” Time is proving Hippocrates to be a pretty smart guy, and science is even now linking poor gut health with a myriad of health problems.From eczema to poor immune health, it seems that our gut health influences much more than...

Herbs & Supplements to Kick-Start Your Ketogenic Lifestyle

Herbs and Supplements to Improve Ketosis A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan.  A ketogenic diet trains the individual’s metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies.  This is called fat adapted, when the body has adapted to run off of fatty acids/ketones at...

Paleo Diet Is Linked to Gut & Sleep Issues

The paleo diet may be getting a big push back from the medical - and dieter - industry thanks to new studies. These new studies have found that those who practice the paleo diet also have a higher instance of diarrhea, sleeping problems, and tiredness. Should you give up this diet? Perhaps. If it...

IBS Blows: 5 Home Remedies to Cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Do you need natural relief for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)? IBS can be a horrible experience for the sufferer. Between bloating, gas, stomach cramps, and constipation, there aren’t many things to cheer for. Then, you add in diarrhea to the mix and you’ve got a real problem on your hands. Unfortunately, diarrhea tends to...

What to Look For on a Probiotic Label

Do you take probiotics? More and more people are, which is great - but one problem can fester from this growing number. That problem concerns the supplement itself: Do you know what you are taking? Which strain? The amount of bacteria? These are things that you must know - but many of us overlook...

Daily Menu for Type 2 Diabetes – Without Breaking the Bank

Eating healthy can be tough and expensive. If you have a specific diet, such as a diet for Type 2 Diabetes, you may fear that the foods will break the bank. In reality, it is easy to eat healthy - even for Type 2 Diabetes - and still afford your lifestyle. You may have...

The 411 on the Ketogenic Lifestyle

While the ketogenic diet has stirred controversy, its amazing health benefits simply cannot be disputed. It was originally designed for patients with epilepsy by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, as it was found that fasting helped improve the amount of seizures patients had.Unfortunately, fasting is not feasible for more than a few days. Therefore a diet was developed...

The Healthiest Countries on Earth – and Their Food Secrets

Wanna do some traveling, or perhaps you want to relocate to a better environment? Well, one thing that many consider is the health of the citizens of a destination. While we in the US are not the healthiest, other countries are luckier thanks to fresher food and stricter regulations. If you are looking for...
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