Are Laxatives Safe?

Although constipation is a problem that needs a remedy, and laxatives are often thought of as that remedy, this is a topic that really deserves a second look. There’s been discussions and research that suggest herbal laxatives aren’t without risk. Why Use Laxatives? Laxatives are supposed to be used for the relief of occasional constipation. … Continue reading Are Laxatives Safe?

The Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief

Constipation is a taboo subject for many people. If you’re too embarrassed to discuss it, know that you are far from alone. Constipation affects about 14% of adults in the United States and accounts for an astounding 3.2 million medical visits every year. It’s a common and widespread issue. Nobody wants to talk about it, … Continue reading The Best Laxative Foods for Natural Constipation Relief

Flatal Incontinence and Women: What is it and Why does it Happen?

Uncontrollable gas (flatus or flatulent gases) is known as flatal incontinence. This condition is defined as involuntary flatulence at least once or more per week. The big problem: it can happen anywhere. Involuntarily ‘breaking wind’ while at the store, restaurant or at the office creates embarrassing situations. It can erode self-confidence. It can negatively impact one’s relationships. Worse yet, … Continue reading Flatal Incontinence and Women: What is it and Why does it Happen?

10 Natural Remedies for Gas

Intestinal gas is an embarrassing and annoying situation that many people experience on a regular basis. Gas and bloating are, perhaps, one of the main health concerns that human beings living in the Western world complain of. Estimates show we expel gas at least 14 times a day. That adds up to almost 4 pints of … Continue reading 10 Natural Remedies for Gas

What Causes Bloating: Bloated Stomach

Bloating is caused by gas or air trapped in the abdomen and can cause mild to severe discomfort. Extreme cases can cause difficulty eating or breathing. Although bloating can be a signal that something is amiss in your diet or digestive tract, in general, bloating is relatively common and isn’t cause for concern. A healthy … Continue reading What Causes Bloating: Bloated Stomach