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Constipation

A member of our customer service team recently received feedback from a customer who had been experiencing such severe constipation that it was transitioning into lower back pain. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard a report like this. Soreness and lower back pain can definitely be related to constipation. It's not only severe constipation; even minor cases of constipation can lead to back pain. (more…)

The colon is also called the large intestine. It doesn't digest food. It's the part of the digestive system responsible for processing waste out of the body. Waste material travels along the four parts of the large intestine where it is converted into solid material. A healthy colon means a better quality of life. (more…)

What are Enemas? Enemas have been around for a very long time and present the oldest known relief for constipation. It's a simple process: fluid is injected from a bag into the anus. Usually only water is injected, but other liquids and ingredients including herbs, coffee, oil, and clay might be added. "Dry enemas" are also used to clear the bowel. A sterile lubricant is injected into the rectum using a syringe (without a needle). In effect, this process is similar to using suppositories, except faster. (more…)

Bulk-forming laxatives are made from the dead fibers from plant sources, usually psyllium. Bulk laxatives work by increasing stool mass to the point the bowels force it out. Under healthy circumstances, fiber and increased stool mass can be beneficial. But, if someone is using a bulk laxative, they may not be experiencing optimum health. Furthermore, the use of bulk laxatives has been associated with serious side effects. (more…)

Massage is extremely beneficial for the body and therapeutic for the mind. Massaging the legs after a run gets lactic acid moving to reduce soreness. Massaging stiff shoulders and neck helps reduce tension. Massaging the abdomen offers a dual action approach to supporting digestion. Since digestive concerns can be the result of stress, relieving stress can encourage healthy intestinal function. (more…)