Why You Might Be Constipated And Not Know It

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If I asked you when the last time you were constipated it’s likely that you’d think back to the last time you hadn’t been to the loo for a few days. It could have been when you were having a particularly stressful time at work or maybe the first few days of your holiday when your bowels were readjusting after the change in air pressure on the plane. Whatever the cause, it’s likely that it was a when your bowel movements had stalled for days, your tummy had bloated and you suffered with cramps. Read More…

The Link Between Depression And Constipation

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Over the past few years research has continued to flag up the importance of having a healthy, balanced gut. The latest study might be of interest for those who suffer with depression and constipation. While discussing depression might have become more socially acceptable, there is still a stigma attached to speaking freely about our bowel movements, or lack of. Read More…

Shabir And Trinny On Body Cleansing

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Shabir and Trinny were in the bathroom discussing the importance of body cleansing. While you might think drinking a green smoothie regularly is enough to detox your body, Shabir isn’t convinced. Here’s everything you need to know. Read More…

How to alleviate constipation naturally

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Having regular bowel movements is absolutely vital for your health. Unfortunately, many people suffer from constipation and resort to the use of laxatives or drugs that may have side effects. Constipation is a very common problem and yet it can be remedied easily with some simply dietary and lifestyle changes.

The accepted definition of constipation is fewer than two or three bowel movements a week and yet ideally everyone should have at least one bowel movement a day, if not two or three. If you are having just one movement a day, or less, than I would recommend that you take some simple steps to relieve constipation safely.

Regularity is imperative because without it, toxins accumulate in the gut and are absorbed into the bloodstream. Without regularity, you increase your chances of haemorrhoids, will always feel full and in many cases feel bloated. Read More…

Can Yacon Syrup Help You Lose Weight?

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Yacon Syrup is a health product that has, in the past and again recently, aroused the curiosity of the health experts and consumers alike and, once again, it is heavily trending in America. The main reason for this was a study that found that overweight women using Yacon Syrup lost an average of thirty three pounds over 120 days and more significantly they dropped four inches from their waist, so let’s explore Yacon.

Yacon Syrup is a thick sweet syrup obtained from the root vegetable, Smallanthus sonchifolius, found in the Andes mountains. The syrup is extracted from the tuberous roots and has been used a sweetening agent for several decades in Peru due to its low sugar content. It is particularly useful for those requiring a natural sweetener that does not have an after-taste of synthetic sweeteners or even the natural sweetener Stevia, which many users find has a “dry-after taste”. Yacon syrup has no major influence on blood sugar levels making it particularly suitable for diabetics. The taste of Yacon Syrup is very similar to caramelised sugar or smoky molasses. Read More…