A dieting plan high in fiber can go a long way in helping to prevent diseases, and promote weight loss and improving health. Many assume fiber is nothing more than a fix for relieving constipation. Yet a diet rich in whole grains and legumes, fruits, vegetables, lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease,... Read More
It may not sound like a lot of fun, but there are really people who swear by the power of colon-cleansing. Colonics is defined as the irrigation of the large intestine with water under gentle pressure to wash out or detoxify it of stagnant material. Although the mere mention of colon-cleansing is enough to... Read More
by Rachel Brougham
Studies show that your diet can affect your baby's health. In fact, the link between what you eat and the health of your baby is stronger than once thought. While pregnant, you should consider not only how much you eat, but also what you eat. Pregnant women generally need about 300 extra calories a day. Those calories should come from healthy and vitamin-rich... Read More
Constipation can be painful, aggravating, and embarrassing to talk about. Though children and the elderly suffer the most frequently from this problem, knowing how to recognize symptoms is important for everyone.
Individuals affected by constipation should learn about prevention for the future, as well as when to get the doctor involved. Most individuals suffering from constipation need only make small lifestyle changes. For an unfortunate... Read More
by John Howard
Thousands of people around the world suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. Though there is no specific general cure that is available for IBS, there are several IBS treatment options that are available, which can provide relief from the symptoms. A combination of different types of treatment... Read More
Fiber is an important nutrient that keeps your child's intestines working comfortably. Foods that are good sources of fiber are beneficial because they are filling and therefore discourage overeating. High fiber foods stay in the stomach longer and require more chewing; prolonged chewing will help satisfy your child's appetite.
Research has shown that there is a positive relationship between fiber in our diet and reduced risk of... Read More
Eating disorders are on the rise, which raises serious concern for parents. Although eating disorders normally appear during adolescence or in early adulthood, children as young as 4 have also been susceptible to body image issues that can help to trigger eating disorders. Parents should understand the signs of an eating disorder so that it can be caught and treated early on.
Who is affected by eating... Read More