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.
Weller, Keith. USDA ARS, Public Domain Image because of origin. Licencing: Cc-zero.

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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Curcumin: Discover The Power of Tumeric Herb

Tumeric Contains Curcumin, a Natural Antioxidant & Antinflammatory

Tumeric – Raratna Rajaiah Photo – December 27, 2009

Tumeric is Colored by Curcumin, Which Has Many Benefits to Cellular Health

Oxidative Stress and Inflammation are two of the leading dis-ease causing stressors affecting the human body. Oxidative stress leads to cellular damage and increased stress on body systems, with impacts on day to day health as well as long term wellness and longevity. Inflammation is an underlying contributor to most medical problems, involved in cancer, heart disease, arthritis and even diabetes. Fortunately, healthy living and the right herbs can help reverse or limit many of the causes and potential effects of oxidation and inflammation. Tumeric Herb, traditionally used in Ayervedic medicine contains intensely colored curcuminoid pigments that serve as the primary active ingredients in the spicy herb. Extracted from the Tumeric Rhizome, curcuminoids term used to refer to the major active constituents of tumeric root.

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Health Nuggets: E-Tea – A Traditional Formula

E-Tea Is a Traditional Herbal Formulation With Many Uses

Learn about E-Tea - Traditional Herbal Formulation

Burdock is a Health Enhancing Component of E-Tea

Traditional herbal formulas bring historic health care knowledge to current times. E-Tea is a modern herbal preparation widely believed to have older origins. This formulation became popular in the mid 1900s through the work of American Nurse, who credited an Ojibwa medicine man as the provider of the original herbal mix. E-tea contains premium quality Burdock Root, known to herbalists as an anti-inflammatory and infection fighting herb, while Slippery Elm Bark is widely recommended for soothing the digestive system. Included Turkey Rhubarb is used for gastrointestinal complaints, while Sheep Sorrel, a key ingredient with high phytoestrogens may have tonic properties and detox potential . This formulation has been studied for its potential use in a range of medical circumstances.

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