Series: Natural Solutions to Common Pregnancy Problems

pregnant 1a 1Being pregnant was one of the strangest experiences of my life, and yet it was also wonderful. And like every mom-to-be, a healthy pregnancy with a healthy baby is what I wanted most of all. Unfortunately, pregnancy can come with a number of challenges. From nausea to exhaustion, pregnancy can take its toll and every trimester can offer a new surprise. Here are some common pregnancy problems that many women face and natural ways to handle them. And remember, before taking anything, please consult with your primary care practitioner to make sure it is safe for you. Continue reading “Series: Natural Solutions to Common Pregnancy Problems”

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Natural Ways to Fight Constipation

bathroomWhile it may not be the most comfortable subject to talk about, it is one that almost everyone is familiar with. It is estimated that one quarter of Americans have been affected by constipation. In fact, constipation is the most common digestive complaint in the United States, outnumbering all other chronic digestive conditions.

So what constitutes constipation? Well, constipation can mean different things to different people. Many people confuse constipation with regularity and think if they have a bowel movement two or three times a week, they’re fine. All too often doctors and other health professionals shrug off this condition as long as there is regularity. Continue reading “Natural Ways to Fight Constipation”

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Stay Regular With These Tips

oatmeal-blueberriesOptimal digestive health depends on waste and toxins continually moving out through the bowels. Providing your digestive system with healthy food and good microbes will enhance your ability to properly digest all the foods you eat. Furthermore, good bowel habits can help prevent many common bowel conditions and keep other body systems working properly. It’s important to stay regular.

A fine balance exists between the bacteria found in the bowels and the ability of the intestines to defend against disease. Prebiotics such as inulin and fructooligosaccharides (found in bananas, leeks, garlic, and onions) increase the effectiveness Continue reading “Stay Regular With These Tips”

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4 Natural Remedies for Summer Travels

summer travelSUMMERTIME!!! Many of us are planning trips, and whether it be a staycation or traveling abroad, here are a few natural remedies for summer travel to help your vacation go smoothly.

Probiotics: Studies have shown that probiotics (beneficial bacteria) may help prevent travelers’ diarrhea in adults. Saccharomyces boulardii is a very good option for travelers as it does not require refrigeration. Aside from taking a probiotic, only drink water from sealed bottles, and watch out for swallowing pool water! Even the cleanest pool may have pathogens lurking. If you do succumb to diarrhea, stay hydrated and consume the BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) while you recover.

Fiber: One in four travelers experience constipation. Changes in eating and drinking habits, stress, and even reluctance to use public restrooms can cause some to bind up. A fiber supplement like guar guam or psyllium can help speed things along. Make sure to drink plenty of water with your fiber intake. A product like Clear Fiber can easily be mixed with water. If this doesn’t help, try magnesium citrate. Continue reading “4 Natural Remedies for Summer Travels”

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Tips to Stay Regular

supremaOptimal digestive health depends on waste and toxins continually moving out through the bowels. Providing your digestive system with healthy food and good microbes will enhance your ability to properly digest all the foods you eat. Furthermore, good bowel habits can help prevent many common bowel conditions and keep other body systems working properly. It’s important to stay regular.

A fine balance exists between the bacteria found in the bowels and the ability of the intestines to defend against disease. Prebiotics such as inulin and fructooligosaccharides (found in bananas, leeks, garlic, and onions) increase the effectiveness of the microbes in the intestines, giving a natural boost to your immune system.

Unfortunately, imbalances can occur, sometimes leading to painful and embarrassing symptoms. The following information may help pinpoint common bowel conditions.  Continue reading “Tips to Stay Regular”

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