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15 Ways to Improve Bloating

1.BLOH-t  noun A swelling or feeling of fullness in the abdomen.  Bloating is usually the result of gas in the intestines and can be caused by many things, including overeating, lactose intolerance, and constipation. It might be as simple as eating too much too fast, or you could have a food intolerance or other condition that causes gas and digestive contents to build up. Bloating feels incredibly uncomfortable full and can be described as a feeling that there is a balloon in your belly. Often times, bloating will go away on its own.  If you’re part of the 30% of the global population that suffers from IBS and struggle with bloating, read on to find out what’s causing it, making...

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Why Psyllium Husk is Your Gut's Best Friend

Gut health is one of the latest and greatest trends to hit the health and wellness world. But, unlike many other trends, the science stacks up! Gut health should be a priority in everyone's life and it’s time to get on board if you haven’t already. haven’t already.  Adults need to eat around 30g of fiber per day, but most adults only get half that amount. Fiber isn’t just important for healthy bowel movements, it can also lower the risk of colon cancer, reduce cholesterol, and even help with weight loss. A major, fiber-rich plant and ingredient that is synonymous with gut health is Psyllium Husk. Let’s take a look at what it is, how it helps improve symptoms associated...

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7 Ways to Fight Inflammation in Your Gut

Did you know? The word “inflammation” traces back to the Latin for “set afire.” In some conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis, you feel heat, pain, redness, and swelling. But in other cases like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes - it’s not so obvious. Inflammation in the body isn’t all bad; it’s part of your immune system’s natural response to heal an injury or fight an infection. But that’s where it should stop. But if it becomes a long-lasting habit for your body to become inflamed, diseases and conditions start to develop. Inflammation & Your Gut Chronic inflammation is tied to ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which are types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It happens when your body's immune system mistakenly...

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Are you suffering with IBS and don't know it? Here are the signs, symptoms & cure.

IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not just a pain in the butt (or stomach), but serious and chronic intestinal disorder causing stomach discomfort, wind, diarrhea and constipation.  If you’ve done any research on gut problems, you’ve probably heard of IBS, but surprisingly, very little is known about this intestinal disorder. Some might not even know they’re sufferers! Let’s get into the nitty gritty (don’t say we didn’t warn you)... 3 Types of IBS IBS- C (IBS with constipation) Most of your poop is hard and lumpy. IBS-D (IBS with diarrhea) Most of your poop is loose and watery. IBS-M (IBS with mixed bowel habits)  You have both hard and lumpy bowel movements and loose and watery movements on the...

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4 out of 5 people have gut parasites. Are you one of them?

Most of us have gut parasites - It is estimated that around 80% of both adults and children suffer from them! Intestinal parasites are usually microscopic organisms that invade the gastrointestinal tract in humans where they live alongside a host of other good and bad bacteria. There are around 3200 species of parasites, which can be found all over the place including our environment, in the air we breathe, in the water we drink and in the food we eat. These parasites feed on the nutrients that are meant for our bodies to absorb and use, thereby increasing the chances of nutrient deficiencies. At times these parasites can even pose a greater threat to our bodies because many of them...

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