Food for Thought: Vibrant Health Begins in the Gut

When was the last time you really thought about the health of your digestive system? If you’re like most people, keeping your insides in tip top shape probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list. But what if we told you that what goes on in your digestive tract can significantly impact the way you feel every day?

More than 70 percent of your natural immune defenses are found in your gut, which means that the more efficiently your body is able to digest the foods you eat, the healthier you will be. When digestive function is at its peak, food is broken down completely, valuable nutrients are absorbed, and waste and toxins are eliminated from the body through regular, healthy bowel movements.

In recent decades poor digestion has become a growing problem in the America, mainly due to the overconsumption of high-fat, processed foods loaded with refined sugars and preservatives. These foods can slow the digestive process and lead to a buildup of waste and toxins in the colon, resulting in digestive problems such as heartburn, gas and bloating, diarrhea and constipation, which may in turn contribute to weight gain, yeast overgrowth, low energy, brain fog and more.

Educating yourself about the benefits of healthy digestion is the first step toward taking back control of your body and your health. In addition to good eating habits and getting plenty of exercise, natural digestive care supplements can help establish and maintain optimum digestive function to help you achieve lasting wellness.

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Constipated Again? Mother Nature to the Rescue

Millions of people struggle every day with constipation, but few realize that over time this condition can lead to even more serious health problems. Constipation slows down food transit time, allowing undigested food to sit and ferment in the colon. As a result, harmful toxins are released into the bloodstream through the intestinal wall. This can lead to a form of self-poisoning called autointoxication, which may in turn cause everything from headaches to immune disorders.

Ordinarily, a combination of factors ultimately results in constipation, including poor diet and nutrition (too many processed foods and refined sugars), a lack of dietary fiber, a lack of essential fatty acids, too little exercise, the use of certain medications (both prescription and over-the-counter), changes in daily routine, and not setting aside time to eliminate regularly. Fortunately, there are safe and effective natural solutions for relieving occasional constipation and restoring regularity.

All-natural herbal laxatives provide fast-acting relief for a constipated colon, with traditionally used ingredients such as cape aloe and rhubarb to stimulate bowel contractions, as well as magnesium to hydrate the stool and soothing herbs such as marshmallow and slippery elm to help lubricate the colon.

Once healthy bowel function is restored, maintaining regularity is essential. This begins with following a high-fiber diet, since fiber adds necessary bulk to the diet in order to help move food through the intestines and absorb and eliminate toxins. A daily Omega oil supplement is also recommended to keep the colon lubricated and ease elimination. Finally, taking a daily probiotic is the key to maintaining a balanced intestinal environment and promoting regular, healthy bowel movements.