A castor oil pack is a safe and efficient way to get the healing benefits of castor oil. Castor oil packs are an important part of many holistic healing protocols including detoxification programs, cancer treatments, and protocols that work to improve conditions of the digestive system. [Read more…]
Constipation is when bowel movements become infrequent. Although it is ideal to have at least one bowel movement per day, a person is generally not considered constipated unless they have less than three bowel movements per week. More specifically, constipation is when there is a significant change in bowel patterns, for example, if two bowel movements a day is the norm for an individual, then having three bowel movements per week would be infrequent for them.
In addition to infrequent bowel movements, signs of constipation also include strained or difficult bowel movements, hard or dry stools, and incomplete bowel movements. Constipation may also be accompanied by abdominal pain, intestinal gas and bloating. [Read more…]
Fibre is a type carbohydrate which gives plants their structure and rigidity. Fibre is indigestible by the human body, meaning that it is not broken down by gastric acid and digestive enzymes, or absorbed through walls of the intestine. Some types of fibre pass through the digestive system untouched, whereas other types are metabolized by the beneficial bacteria in the colon.
Adequate fibre intake is 14g for every 1000 calories consumed. This equates to a recommended daily intake of about 25g-30g per day for women, and 30-36g per day for men, but it will vary according to an individual’s caloric intake. Children and the elderly, who consume fewer calories, also need less fibre. Pregnant or breast-feeding women should increase their fibre intake slightly as they need to consume more calories than the average woman. The average person only gets 8-18g of fibre per day, which may explain why digestive disturbances, such as constipation and gas and bloating are so common. [Read more…]
While enemas in general have health benefits, there are some dangerous enema solutions that you should avoid. Here are four types of enemas that are potentially hazardous to your health: [Read more…]
Diarrhea is an unpleasant condition where one experiences the frequent evacuation of loose or watery stools and an urgent need for bowel movements. Diarrhea is usually accompanied by abdominal pain or cramps, as well as abdominal bloating and intestinal gas. In some cases, nausea and vomiting may also be experienced. Most people experience a feeling of weakness or light-headedness during bouts of diarrhea, an overall feeling of being unwell may also be present.
More severe cases of diarrhea or diarrhea that involves infection may have additional symptoms, such as fever, chills, or bloody stool. [Read more…]
Herbal enemas are for more than just cleansing the colon. A herbal enema is a very efficient way to achieve healing effects; the active substances in the herbs get absorbed by the intestinal walls and go directly into the blood stream. When herbs are taken orally some of the active substances are altered, weakened, or destroyed by the gastric juices before they are absorbed into the system. [Read more…]
Intestinal gas and abdominal bloating are uncomfortable and embarrassing problems. Gas and bloating are the most common health complaints, so don’t be embarrassed if this issue affects you – you’re not alone. Gas and bloating are the result of a build-up of certain gasses in the intestines, usually due to incomplete or improper digestion of food.
This article provides solutions for eliminating both gas and bloating using quick home remedies, dietary considerations, herbal remedies, alternative therapies, and the elimination of possible causes. By following the suggestions below, you can achieve immediate relief as well as long-term freedom from gas and bloating. [Read more…]
An enema is an injection of liquids into the colon via the anus. The most common form of enema is the use of large amounts of liquid to fill and flush the colon. Enema formulas can range from simple salt water to more complex herbal or medicinal preparations. Lesser known enemas include the introduction of oil into the colon for the purpose of lubrication and the elimination of particular symptoms. [Read more…]
Fasting is very cleansing and regenerating on a physical level. When we fast, the body naturally rids itself of diseased tissues, excess nutrients, and accumulations of waste and toxins. No other method increases elimination through the channels of excretion as well as fasting. [Read more…]