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Heartburn and Hemorrhoids

Why do hemorrhoids and heartburn seem to go hand in hand? Does one cause the other? Heartburn and hemorrhoids occur in different parts of the digestive tract, yet they are somewhat connected. Both conditions can stem from inadequate amounts of fiber in the diet, dehydration and eating foods that are poor in nutrition. Few adults get enough fiber in their … Continue reading »

Health Benefits of Lentils

Lentils are a great low-calorie food full of vitamins and nutrients creating benefits for the entire body. One cup of cooked lentils has only 230 calories, plus they are low in fat and provide a filling snack for anyone trying to lose weight. Lentils provide a good source of fiber and protein. They contain high levels of protein, 26 percent … Continue reading »

Adding Leeks to Your Diet Can Prevent Hemorrhoids

Leeks, vegetables that resemble an oversized green onion, are not only a great low-calorie option for one’s diet, but they also contain anti-cancer compounds that can help strengthen the body’s immune system as well as good digestion health to prevent and heal hemorrhoids. The compounds, also known as allyl sulfides, have shown to protect cells from cancer-causing hormones and chemicals, … Continue reading »

Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet Could Ease Hemorrhoids

Among the numerous health benefits that come from adding omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish oil, into one’s diet, a recent study by the University of Maryland Medical Center has found that these fatty acids can also alleviate symptoms known to cause hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids occur when veins around the anus or lower rectum have become swollen or inflamed and can happen to either … Continue reading »

Probiotics can offer digestive health benefits

Could yogurt help prevent your gastrointestinal discomfort? Probiotics are the bacteria found in certain stomach-happy foods such as yogurt. They help minimize bad bacteria and promote digestive health. When the digestive tract does not have enough of these good bacteria, diarrhea or cramping may result. The lack of probiotics is often caused by the consumption of an antibiotic used to … Continue reading »

Soluble vs. Insoluble Fiber: What’s The Difference?

Get more fiber into your diet. Eating high-fiber foods is great for your digestive system, and can help lessen your chances of developing colon cancer, or other problems such as indigestion or even hemorrhoids. OK, but what kind of fiber should you eat? Here’s a quick rundown on the two types of fiber. Soluble and insoluble fibers  have different affects … Continue reading »

Medication can affect digestion

Could you be developing hemorrhoids from your prescription? Depending on how your medication affects your nerves or body fluids, this type of digestive issue can be a fairly common side effect. Constipation can occur when the medicine affects the nerve and muscle activity of the colon, slowing down the process.  A medication may also affect intestinal liquid, hardening the stool, … Continue reading »

Saturated fats common in processed food may trigger IBS

Could a burger and fries be triggering your IBS? Since your digestive system has to put in extra work to break down saturated fats it could fall victim to IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal condition that can cause a variety of symptoms, such as constipation, gas or diarrhea. Although most symptoms can be avoided through a healthy … Continue reading »

Diet Tea May Affect Digestive Issues

Before you take another sip, you might want to check your tea’s label. There are a variety of dieter’s teas out there that, although natural, can aggravate or spur your hemorrhoid issues. This is due to a reaction to certain laxative and diuretic herbs often present in diet teas. Cascara sagrada is one laxative herb commonly found in many diet … Continue reading »

Healthy Seeds Are Good Source of Fiber

No longer just for planting, seeds are a great way to get your daily-recommended amount of fiber. Fiber intake is crucial to digestion and maintaining a soft stool, making seeds a viable addition to most diets. A few fiber-rich seeds to consider: Hemp seeds are full of fatty acids and easy to digest without causing bloating. They also help you … Continue reading »

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