Tag Archives: digestive health

Quinoa for Digestive Health

It may come as a surprise, but 2013 is the year of a very powerful grain! Pronounced “KEEN-wah,” quinoa is a grain that is mainly used for the seeds it produces. It was largely grown in South America around 3,000 years ago until it faded into obscurity behind other grains and corn (Source: The University of Chicago). We now know that … Continue reading »

Don't Sit Quietly: Do Something About Your Hemorrhoids This Year!

If you are like most Americans, you have probably made some New Year’s Resolutions this year about weight loss or exercise, but you may have not have made a resolution to do something about your hemorrhoids. Why not? This could be one promise to yourself that makes a big impact on your quality of life. There are many common causes … 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 »

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 »

No Guts, No Glory

Your gut may be good for instincts, but it may also be an indicator of poor digestive health. Dr. Steven Lamm’s new book “No Guts, No Glory” expands on this idea by providing insight and solutions to boost your digestive health. Along the way, you may lessen your chances of developing hemorrhoids. Dr. Lamm believes “No Guts, No Glory” hitting … Continue reading »

Pistachios Aid Digestion

You’ve probably heard pistachios are good for you, but did you know they could aid in colon health as well? Recent research has shown green-tinged nuts (such as pistachios) to be aids in growing the bacteria you need to better digest food. And the better your digestive system is working, the less likely you are to develop hemorrhoids. The bacteria … Continue reading »

March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrating colon cancer awareness in March might not be on the top of your list of things to do, but the conditions that your hemorrhoids stem from might also be increasing your chances for colon cancer. While you might think that hemorrhoids are the only condition stemming from your obesity or sedentary lifestyle, you could be mistaken. Obesity and a … Continue reading »

Is Fiber The Key To A Hemorrhoid-Free Life?

Eating more fiber is a proven way to reduce your risk of hemorrhoids, not to mention helping your entire digestive system and overall health in general. But sometimes fiber isn’t enough. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, high-fiber foods include Beans Whole grains and bran cereals Fresh fruits Vegetables like asparagus, cabbage and carrots But it’s important to … Continue reading »