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Big Pharma's opiates will make you constipated

3/3/2016 - Pharmaceutical science is pretty good at one thing: creating entirely new health problems. Take Big Pharma's opiate pain meds, for example. Researchers are now finding out that this common class of drugs causes severe opioid-induced constipation (OIC) which may lead to rectal tearing and abdominal pain....

Five things you are doing that are weakening your immune system

1/10/2015 - From everyday airborne allergens to countertop bacteria, your immune system is a complex network that is constantly battling to keep you safe from countless pathogens. It's common knowledge that washing your hands before eating is a great way to help keep your immune system, because hand washing eliminates...

Three ways to quickly remedy constipation and maintain bowel regularity

11/19/2014 - A variety of health issues can arise from bowel irregularity; for this reason, it's best to regularly evacuate the colon. The accumulation of fecal matter in the bowel creates an ideal environment for parasites and bacteria to proliferate. This can create or further exacerbate bowel issues such as diarrhea,...

5 ways to end constipation quickly

7/5/2014 - The world is backed up, and so much so that a bowel movement every few days is deemed normal. This is undoubtedly due to a lack of hydration, probiotics, enzymes, fiber, EFAs, and key vitamins and minerals that allow properly formed bowel movements to happen smoothly and at least once a day. So if you...

How bananas are better than pills for treating depression, constipation and more

5/2/2014 12:36:17 PM - They're often the fruit of choice for athletes looking to boost their electrolyte levels and get a quick energy boost, but bananas are a whole lot more than just a sweet treat or a pleasant addition to a morning smoothie. Rich in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds, bananas can also serve...

How to fix your chronic constipation before it's too late

3/2/2013 - Constipation, or the inability to properly and regularly eliminate waste from the digestive system, is a growing problem for millions. Particularly among aging "baby boomers" and the elderly, chronic constipation is an issue with potentially life-threatening consequences, including organ disease, diverticulitis,...

Seven natural solutions for chronic constipation

2/20/2013 - Mainstream medicine considers three bowel movements occurring less than three times per week a sign of chronic constipation. Mainstream medicine also considers one bowel movement per day more than adequate. Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and the Weston A. Price Foundation consider two or three bowel...

Relieving constipation

11/4/2012 11:12:29 PM - Constipation is more than a troublesome condition. It is an insidious drain on the health of millions of people. As bowel transit time is increased, the doo doo becomes hardened and difficult to pass due to dehydration.The body slowly reabsorbs the fluid content in the feces and along with it many...

New pooping medication approved by the FDA

9/19/2012 - For most lazy Americans it is easier to pop a pooping pill than to change the diet or exercise. They would rather pay to poop now and manage the side-effects later than change harmful lifestyle habits. This is why the FDA just approved the drug linaclotide, AKA Linzess (jokingly dubbed laziness), recently...

Examine constipation conundrums

11/10/2011 - Constipation plagues people of all ages. Sometimes it's temporary and easily corrected. But when it leans toward chronic, all sorts of other health issues can arise. Consider that as part of your digestive system, bowel movements eliminate the waste from your colon that could become a breeding ground...

Probiotics help children with constipation, colds and belly aches

3/14/2011 - Literally meaning "for life", probiotics are supplements that contain selected strains of friendly bacteria that assist our health. Recent research shows that these live microorganisms provide a natural and simple way to ward off digestive disorders and colds in kids. A last year study conducted...

How to Safely and Naturally Relieve and Prevent Constipation

5/4/2010 - Constipation is not a very pleasant subject, but for many people it is an even more uncomfortable condition. The most common symptoms of constipation are irregularity or difficulty in elimination of hard fecal matter. With the use of a healthy diet and natural remedies, constipation can usually be beaten...

Childhood Constipation: A Bigger Health Problem Than We Think

12/28/2008 - Is your child constipated, or showing signs of constipation? If so, you may want to do something about it, especially in view of the findings of recent research conducted at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The study found that the negative impact on children suffering from constipation as well as the...

Controlling Constipation the Natural Way: Ancient Asian Remedy Provides Healthy Alternative to Laxatives (press release)

8/2/2006 - If you suffer from chronic constipation, you are most certainly not alone. About 80 percent of all Americans suffer from constipation at some point in their lives and more than 2.5 million Americans seek medical treatment for it every year. In fact, itís the most common complaint that patients have...

Health roundup: Constipation drugs, California cons, and Acupuncture points (satire)

2/2/2006 - The FDA has finally approved a drug for treating chronic constipation. The agency strained over the decision for quite some time before finally unleashing it upon the American public. The real breakthrough? It finally occurred to one FDA bureaucrat that the new anti-obesity drug, Alli (Orlistat) caused...

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