Constipation is a bit of a taboo subject. I mean, how often do you talk about bowel movements with your friends and family? Not very often, I bet. That being said, it's an important subject! Constipation has been shown to increase the risk of colon cancer, diverticulitis, appendicitis, and digestive issues. Irregular bowel movements can cause an accumulation of toxins in the body, contributing to our toxic load and putting strain on the body.
What can cause constipation?
Have you ever walked around a grocery store or shopped at your local health food store, and observed the words ‘Contains Superfood’ on a package? Have you ever wondered what a superfood actually is? Superfoods are the latest social food craze, even though they’ve been around long before the title was given to them.
So what are superfoods?
If you google ‘what is a superfood’ it tells you that it’s ‘a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being’. Other dictionary sources either have a similar description or offer no description at all, meaning the … [Read More...]
Do you suffer from symptoms of estrogen imbalance? Estrogen is one of the main sex hormone in women and is essential to the menstrual cycle. Women who are estrogen dominant can be subject to a variety of symptoms including:
PMS symptoms (swelling and pain in breasts, mood swings, etc.)
Abnormal PAP smear
Low thyroid function
Heavy and painful periods
Trouble losing weight (especially in the mid section)
Think all bacteria is bad? Think again! The tiny micro-organisms that make up your gut flora have a profound impact on your health. In fact, your gastrointestinal system is considered one of the most complex microbial ecosystems on earth. About 90% of your genetic makeup is actually from the bacteria that are living in your gut, that provide important benefits such as:
Increasing your body’s infection-fighting properties and immune system
Helping with the digestion and absorption of food and nutrients
You are probably wondering what the heck is Orthorexia Nervosa, as like most people, you probably have never heard of it. According to Wikipedia, the definition is: a proposed distinct eating disorder characterized by extreme or excessive preoccupation with eating food believe to be healthy.
According to the Guardian: Orthorexics commonly have rigid rules around eating. Refusing to touch sugar, salt, caffeine, alcohol, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn and dairy foods is just the start of their diet restrictions. Any foods that have come into contact with pesticides, herbicides or contain … [Read More...]
The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system that often goes overlooked. It consists of vessels and nodes that carry a fluid called “lymph” from tissues and organs to the bloodstream. There is approximately three to five times more lymph fluid in the body than there is blood. Lymph is meant to help the body filter and clean toxins, debris, and pathogens that compile in our circulatory system as a result of toxic environments, medications, and an unhealthy diet. Lymph fluid passes through lymph nodes - that act as filtering stations - located in our organ tissues, and move to the … [Read More...]