Everybody Poops!

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  Regular and consistent, daily bowel movements are generally representative of good digestive health. The regularity and consistency of our bowel movements will vary based on diet, hydration, lifestyle, and stress; however, there are certain steps that we can take to improve our elimination regularity. Having a nutritious dietary regimen starts by eating plenty of… Read more »

Recipe: Fresh Ginger Mint Tea

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  This recipe is delightfully simple, great for digestion as well as sore throats, and totally yummy! Even better, it makes a lovely iced tea in the summer or a hot tea in the winter. It’s also caffeine-free, so it can be enjoyed any time of day. Ingredients: – 3 freshly-cut slices of fresh ginger… Read more »

Lifestyle Tips for Indigestion

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There are certain lifestyle habits that have a direct effect on dyspepsia: overeating or eating too quickly; overconsumption of fatty, greasy, or spicy foods; overconsumption of caffeinated, carbonated, or alcoholic beverages; chocolate (which can relax the lower esophageal sphincter, which connects the esophagus to the stomach); nicotine; and anxiety and emotional stressors. Whether or not… Read more »

Acupuncture Treats Indigestion

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Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a series of symptoms that present as “pain or discomfort in the stomach associated with difficulty digesting food”. Causes of dyspepsia are often complex, and can occur for a number of different reasons, some of which include diet and lifestyle, functional anatomy, and emotional stressors, as well as antibiotics,… Read more »

What is Digestion?

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Digestion is “the process of breaking down food by mechanical and enzymatic action in the alimentary canal (also known as the gastrointestinal or “GI” tract) into substances that can be used by the body,” and includes everything from the time food enters your mouth until it eventually leaves your body. The major players in digestion… Read more »