Whether you’ve experienced it or not, belly bloat is a common symptom experienced by people after rigorous exercise. It’s an uncomfortable feeling of cramping or fullness typically isolated to the stomach or abdomen. We can try to describe it, but there’s nothing quite like bloat, and we don’t mean that in a good way. But […]
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Excessive Gas Causes, Tips, and Supplements for a Healthy Gut
Excessive gas can result in mild to painful discomfort, flatulence, and bloating. Swallowing too much air when eating or drinking are some of the most common causes of excessive gas, but it could also be a sign of an underlying medical issues. For many people, changing their habits can help to reduce the amount of […]
The Many Uses of Marshmallow Herb
Marshmallow herb has been used for centuries for culinary and medical purposes, but its use as a tonic is not now widely known. In fact, marshmallowâs very genus, Althaea, comes from the Greek verb for âto heal.â As traditional uses are often a very good clue for scientists for where to look for healing potential, […]
Potential Benefits of Andrographis
Andrographis is a flower native to Southeast Asia and is now cultivated in Asia. The flower’s stem is dark green and its petals are white with tongues of purple. The stem and leaves can be ground into a powder that can be used for medicinal purposes. The medicinal properties of andrographis is said to be […]
Leaky Gut: What’s the Big Mystery?
The gut is an integral part of our immune system, but to many people, including in the medical community, it can be a mystery. You may have heard of a “leaky gut.” It’s a concept that some believe to potentially be a hard-to-diagnose autoimmune reaction that may lead to gastrointestinal (GI) discomfort, food sensitivities […]
Why Take Probiotics? Here’s 10 Reasons!
When you work in a supplement store you get asked a lot of questions, and one most often asked is, ” If I’m trying to get healthy, what should I take first?” Â I’ll Â suggest they talk to their healthcare practitioner about getting their vitamin D levels checked and ask if they take a good quality […]