Fiber First!

Dietary Roughage Prevents a Rough Time in the Bathroom

Dietary roughage is essential for effective digestive tract function. Island Healthworks discusses whole food dietary componants for healthy digestive tract function.

Whole foods like the green vegetables, root vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruits and legumes pictured deliver fiber and nutrients, supporting healthy digestive tract function.
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Humans evolved to eat whole foods. Attempted reliance upon refined foods robs us of essential fiber and nutrients in our diet, while taking up space in our bodies and wasting valuable digestive resources. Whole foods, in contrast provide valuable fibre that assists in their digestion, while being equipped with vitamin, mineral and essential fatty acid bearing components that ensure they are not just taking up space in our body, but giving us the nutrition we require.

Roughage is needed to maintain momentum in our gastrointestinal tract. Some of the most popular processed foods are challenging for the digestive system to eliminate and may clog our digestive tract, slowing down digestion due to a lack of roughage. Then, the food may decompose due to the length of time taken to pass through our intestines. This same clogging effect may occur with any food when we lack adequate fiber intake in our regular diet. Furthermore, many processed foods have been stripped of essential nutrients through refinement and simply take space without providing the nutrients that whole foods contain.

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Brain Function, Nutrition & Your Diet – Must Know Tips from Island Healthworks!

Island Healthworks Looks at Connections Between Brain Function & Nutrition

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Brain Health Requires Proper Nutritional Support

The Brain is an organ like many other body components. The complexity of this organ and the interconnection of the brain with other elements of the nervous system and the endocrine system requires extensive nutritional support to maintain proper brain function.warming and cooling neutransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine are synthesized in the body from amino acid based proteins.

The structure of the brain includes intricately connected sets of electrical circuits, neurotransmitters, chemical pathways and insulating fatty compounds. Different parts of the brain control distinct but interconnected body functions at conscious and unconscious levels.

In turn, proper brain function is related to a proper combination of organic and inorganic nutrients. Different food groups are associated with different nutrient types. Electrical current transmission and information distribution in the brain and neurotransmitter responses depends on proper amino acid levels and mineral cofactors.

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