How To Ease Aches And Pains

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Pain is no beautifier. We furrow our brows, the light goes out of our eyes, we stoop of slouch. (And, left untended our joints may suffer irreparable damage.) At Beauty Bible, as you’ll probably know, we take a holistic approach to beauty – and so that means doing what we can to keep aches and pains, with their knock-on effect on our looks and energy levels, at bay. Read More…

Shabir And Trinny On The Lymphatic System

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With the weather finally feeling like winter and the festive season just about to start, more of us are looking to boost our immune system and fend off infections. The lymphatic system is often associated with dry body brushing and cellulite, but it is very important when it comes to fighting off infections and viruses. Shabir explains why it’s essential that we all look after and support our lymphatic system… Read More…

Quenching Heartburn

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Heartburn is a common problem which will affect most people at some point during their lives. Home remedies are frequently advertised that promise to quench heartburn quickly however many of these drugs and home remedies are not without side effects.

What is heartburn?

Heartburn is described as a burning sensation in the chest area, especially when lying down or bending forward. It is caused by the backwash of stomach acid into the oesophagus, the tube connecting the mouth and stomach. Most people report a sour or bitter aftertaste in the mouth after a heartburn episode. Heartburn is usually caused by the weakening of the lower oesophageal sphincter, LES, a bundles of muscles that are supposed to keep the contents of the stomach out of the oesophagus. When the LES is functioning properly, the valve opens up momentarily to allow food to pass into the stomach. When LES function is impaired, the acidic contents of the stomach go backwards into the oesophagus, a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD’s. Read More…

Try Gentian Tincture For Heartburn, Acid Reflux & GERD

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Millions of people around the world suffer from acid reflux, heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD). People often resort to antacids and if these don’t work then they may be prescribed proton pump inhibitors and acid blockers. These drugs are not without side effects and the most common one is depleting the body of many vitamins and minerals, referred to as nutrient malabsorption.

The herb Gentian, when used regularly,can help decrease the incidence and severity of the above concerns. Gentian is one of the best herbs for digestion as it enhances the body’s natural digestion process and does not work against it.

The digestive process begins with the secretion of saliva in the mouth to start the digestion of carbohydrates, as well as proteins to a lesser extent. The stomach produces hydrochloric acid to further break down proteins; the body, through its other glands, secretes various digestive enzymes from the gall bladder, liver and pancreas to further assist in the breakdown of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The stomach and the intestines engage in peristalsis, a rhythmic movement that ensures that every bit of food is in contact with digestive enzymes in order to maximise the nutrient availability from food. Read More…