While most people know that they should drink more water throughout the day, up to 75 percent of the US population are estimated to be chronically dehydrated.
This isn’t really surprising, with Americans now buying more diuretic soda than water, but this dehydration extracts a heavy cost on both your health and your appearance.
Here’s how to drink more water with a simple practice that ensures you keep well hydrated throughout the day. If you follow this easy rule it can even help reduce your hunger and aid in losing extra weight.
Water is vital for cellular hydration, communication and normal functioning; proper digestion, nutrient assimilation and delivery; body temperature regulation; liver and kidney detoxification; immune system function and many other important processes that keep your body healthy and alive. Continue Reading
In herbal medicine fennel seeds are recognized as a powerful carminative – a herb that assists in expelling gas from your intestinal tract.
Here’s how these powerful little seeds reduce gastrointestinal problems and flatulence, a few potential precautions to be aware of and two ways to use fennel seeds to help prevent or treat intestinal cramps, bloating and embarrassing gas.
Fennel tea is an exceptional aid to digestion and of great benefit in the treatment of gastrointestinal problems like bloating, stomach cramps, IBS and excessive flatulence.
This page lists where to buy fennel tea, whole fennel seeds, capsules and extracts that are both high in the important volatile oils and at the lowest prices I could find.
Fennel is an important herb that has been used safely for many thousands of years in Chinese, Indian, Arabian and Western medicines.
Aside from its value in cooking as a spice, it has been traditionally used as an aid to digestion and it has many health benefits.
Fennel tea is prepared from crushed or ground mature fennel seeds. These seeds are rich in important volatile oil compounds like anethole, fenchone and estragole that are responsible for its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial/antimicrobial properties.
Here’s just what fennel tea is good for and how it can help with gastrointestinal problems like bloating, IBS and flatulence.
Activated charcoal is relatively inexpensive for just how effective it is at relieving gastrointestinal problems and absorbing toxins from our body. This page lists the best places I’ve found to get activated charcoal online in easy to take capsules and bulk food-grade powder.
Activated charcoal tablets are popular but I personally prefer and recommend capsules over tablets for two reasons.
Activated charcoal can be very effective at absorbing excessive flatulence gas and removing toxins and other undesirable compounds in your gastrointestinal tract.
It is, however, necessary to make sure you take this special kind of carbon in a particular way and at certain times for maximum benefit.
Learn exactly how to take activated charcoal correctly ahead, the recommended dosage and a few charcoal side effects and precautions to be aware of.
Charcoal capsules may well be one of the best emergency flatulence remedies available.
Let’s have a look at just what is activated charcoal and how it can help stop intestinal gas and flatulence.
It is possible to quit drinking soda with a minimum of fuss or withdrawal symptoms with this simple plan to replace it with a new and healthier alternative.
Before you start you’ll need your soda alternatives and your caffeine and aspartame/HFCS withdrawal products (and enough of them to keep you going for two weeks). Once you have those here’s the best way I’ve found to replace soda addiction with a similar tasting carbonated drink that is actually good for you.
Regular consumption of either high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or the artificial sweetener aspartame can lead to cravings for simple carbohydrates. Coming off a major source of HFCS or aspartame, like regular soda or diet soda, will be likely to increase these cravings and corresponding withdrawal symptoms.
Alongside caffeine addiction, sugar cravings are likely to be a big reason why so many people find it so hard to break a cola habit. The sugar or high fructose corn syrup in soda has had them on the insulin roller coaster for so long, they find it difficult to get off.
Peppermint tea is a very useful tea to drink for indigestion, gastrointestinal problems and preventing flatulence.
You can make it to stimulate digestive juices and ease stomach cramps and abdominal pain. It has been found to have an anti-bacterial, anti-spasmodic and calming effect on the entire gastrointestinal tract.
Peppermint tea also encourages the gallbladder to secrete bile,
which is used to assist in the digestion of fats. A warm cup of it right before a large meal is a great digestive aid that can really help prevent digestive problems later on.
The effects of peppermint tea are generally lighter and gentler than peppermint oil capsules. The tea is very refreshing, doesn’t need to be sweetened and has a real ‘pick me up’ effect whenever you drink it.
More importantly, peppermint tea can be very beneficial for your digestive system and help alleviate problems like bloating, stomach gas and flatulence.
Peppermint has relaxant and antispasmodic properties and can help relieve cramps and spasms in the gastrointestinal tract, bile duct and gallbladder. This improves the passage of both food and swallowed air through the digestive tract, allowing them to go through smoothly and without pain or discomfort.