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Digestive Science

Keeping your gut happy

Cafe meal

We live in a very high-pressure world and we need to perform at our best in order to succeed. However this pressure means that we often take short-cuts without diet and lifestyle. In a perfect world, we could sit for an hour or more and enjoy a quality meal with friends and even a glass of wine.

However so many people live on fast food and if that’s you, then your digestive tract is under a lot of pressure. Fast food tends to be highly processed, full of unpleasant chemicals and because it is fast, we eat in a hurry and continue our activities before digestion has taken place.

A consequence of this

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Colon Cleansing

A great internal clean out

By laughing with my colon

Improve Your Digestion With An Intensive Colon Cleanse

What’s the deal with colon cleansing and why are so many people interested in this rather unorthodox therapy?

Lets start with your colon

The colon is the last stop in your digestive system where your body extracts the last vital nutrients from food before it becomes faeces and is expelled. The colon is lined with delicate membranes that regulates bacterial fermentation and the absorption of nutrients that our body needs to function.

The impact of our modern lifestyle

With our inadequate nutrition, unhealthy eating and lack of exercise, our digestive system struggles to cope with what we

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Treatment Strategy For IBS

Is your tummy in a tizz?

The gut’s got a mind of its own. Ask anyone with irritable bowel syndrome and they’ll tell you, the good days are usually sporadic. But on those bad days, ouch!

While it’s not uncommon to experience symptoms of an upset stomach from time to time, if they happen frequently, it’s time to get serious and get it checked out. If it’s really IBS, learn how to deal with it.

(What’s frequently? Several times a week, or to the point where it affects your quality of life and those around you.)

What’s the cause?

IBS is a lifestyle dis-ease. Its causes include stress, gastrointestinal infections, overeating or binge eating, too much fat or other

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Internal cleansing

The colon clean

If you are a man reading this, you know that you wash your body and afterwards you feel better, likewise if you clean your car it looks better. But just think, if your car is a bit like you and getting on in years, it may have a bit of dirt on the carburettor or other problems.

Most men are aware and when their cars don’t function as well as they should, they get under the hood and clean out anything that reduces performance and internal cleaning of human body is just like that.

Healthy people generally have a bowel motion once or twice a day and this is a good sign that the digestive tract is

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Meat or No Meat?

A discussion on vegetarianism

There are people who argue that we should avoid eating the flesh of other animals for a variety of reasons and there are modern medical scientists and dietitians who prescribe eating meat. While diet should always be something of a personal choice, it is impossible to avoid being exposed to other people’s ideas.

If we leave out the ‘should’ and look at how people come to an understanding and decide on the diet, then perhaps you can come to a more balanced decision for your life.

We must accept that we are mammals and that we have a capacity to eat almost anything that grows on this earth be it plant, fish or animal. But when

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Triggers of IBS

And a Solution to irritable bowel syndrome!

What’s on your mind? Perhaps a better question might be, what’s up with your stomach? Because if you’re one of the many millions around the world who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you know something all too well: IBS really sucks.

IBS is more than just an inconvenience as for many, it’s a detriment to their way of life. The average IBS patient is a woman, between 30 and 60. She’s almost 35% less productive than her non-IBS stricken co-workers. And she pays upwards of $4,500 in out-of-pocket medical expenses each year.

The cause of all this grief? There are several, actually. And fortunately, there are solutions. The simplest is to stop

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Sage

Salvia Officinalis

Sage before flowering

There are many sage varieties and here we are referring to White sage, a common culinary herb native to Southern Europe, but now cultivated worldwide. Its botanical name, Salvia, stems from the Latin “Salvere” – “to be in good health, cure or save”. This indicates the wide range of beneficial effects the herb has:

Healing uses: Sage is anti-fungal, antiseptic and astringent. A simple infusion can treat gingivitis, or sore throats:

Sage Infusion: Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of dried sage or 1 tablespoon of fresh sage. Leave to stand for 15-20 minutes.

This should be swilled about the mouth daily to treat gingivitis, or gargled to treat a sore

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Fenugreek

Trigonella foenum graecum

Known as methi in India, Fenugreek is an annual herb with dark green colour compound leaves. Seeds are brownish in color and have typical odor. They are in long seed vessels i.e. pods. Leaves and seeds are edible part of the plant which have food as well as medicinal value.

Including fenugreek in diet is a normal practice in India and neighboring countries. Ayurved recommends shat-rasatmak ahar (food including 6 types of juices). These are madhur (sweet),amla (sour), lavana (salty), tikta (bitter), katu (pungent) and kashay (astringent). If we will deliberately include all the 6 juices our diet, then the diet will be a really balanced diet which ultimately will give us long life and good health.

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Gastric Reflux

More than just indigestion

Gastritis and heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux (GR) is is a common occurrence that happens occasionally throughout life and is often caused by an excess of rich or hard to digest food. In some circumstances the problem can become chronic and be associated with stomach ulcers and other digestive problems like hiatal hernias and peptic ulcers.

Gastritis which has some of the symptoms similar to heartburn is an inflammation of the stomach lining Heartburn is the occasional occurrence of gastric reflux Gastric reflux as a dis – ease is when the problem becomes a chronic and regular occurrence. It is when the lower esophageal sphincter does not close properly and stomach contents travel back up into the

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Detoxifying

An internal clean out

Detoxification is the term used for the process of ridding your body of toxins that build up in our bodies systems due to poor diet and lifestyle choices.

When we eat the wrong foods, that is foods that are not particularly good for us, the toxins and harmful residues in those foods are often stored inside the body. Even with the best diet it is difficult to avoid some accumulation of toxins in our bodies.

One remedy that many people use is to fast one day per week and other self treatments include restricted diets for a few days, enemas, colonic irrigation, internal cleansing programs or the use of sauna to stimulate the body

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