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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Ginger for Circulation, Warmth & Digestion

Ginger is Used for Digestive Relief, Inflammation & Circulation

Ginger may relieve digestive upsets and promote better circulation - Island Healthworks

Ginger Root is a Warming Herb with Digestive & Circulation Supporting Properties.

Ginger is may be a well known culinary herb, but it is also a fairly potent and effective medicinal herb. Native to the Old World, with a long history of cultivation, this herb is known to providing a warming, stimulating effect.

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Health Nuggets: Discover Capsicum Pepper!

Capsicum Peppers Are a Potent, Circulation Enhancing Herb

Capsicum may enhance circulation - learn more with Island Healthworks

Capsicum Supports Circulation & Digestive Health

Hot peppers from the Capsicum plants have a long history of use as traditional cooking spices as well as healing herbs.

The Hughes of Utah family developed Cayenne Pepper formulations as their initial encapsulated herb offering following a positive personal experience using Cayenne Pepper to alleviate stomach complaints. Out of this small but significant beginning, Nature’s Sunshine, our trusted supplier of Quality Controlled Herbal products was born. Capsicum is a heat and circulation enhancing product that is recommended for rebuilding tissues in the stomach and helping to heal stomach ulcers and intestinal irritation and inflammation. Mild laxative and digestive supporting effects may be noticed, while assimilation of nutrients may be improved by this herbal product.

Upon the intake of this potent herb, you may notice strengthening of the pulse with observable effects that gradually influence the arteries and nerves. Capsicum has also been subjected to medical studies that suggest glucose reducing and insulin stabilizing properties may be present.Known as a plant capable of biting back, this supremely spicing herb is a well known condiment in many countries. The plant is used on its own as a herb and is also added  to enhance the actions of other herbs. Capsicum contains many nutrients such as Vitamin A that have important roles in vision, growth, cellular activity and immune system function.  Overall, Capsicum supports health through its stimulating and healing effects, including those immediately noticeable through enhanced circulation. Quality Control is an essential consideration when choosing herbal products.

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Health Nuggets: The Power of Ginger

Ginger is Used for Digestive Relief, Inflammation & Circulation

Ginger may relieve digestive upsets and promote better circulation - Island Healthworks

Ginger Root is a Warming Herb with Digestive & Circulation Supporting Properties.

Ginger is may be a well known culinary herb, but it is also a fairly potent and effective medicinal herb. Native to the Old World, with a long history of cultivation, this herb is known to providing a warming, stimulating effect. Ginger encourages digestive juice production, and may be used by those seeking to address a wide range of complaints as well as pain, slow body function and congestion. The warming herb may relieve upset stomachs, flatulence and diarrhea, while nausea and vomiting may be curbed. This plant was traditionally used as an antispasmodic and indigestion inhibitor. Constipation relief may also be provided. Ginger may be used to treat dysmenorrhea, ovarian neuralgia and morning sickness. Rheumatic joint pain relief has been attributed to ginger. While scientific studies are still limited, a study by the British Journal Food and Medical Toxicology showed that inflammatory responses may be reduced by ginger.  The herb has a strong, satisfying flavor with a sweet scent, and is widely used in drinks, supplements and as a buffering herb. This plant includes potentially powerful volatile oils as well as carbohydrates, fats, trace elements, nutrient minerals and important vitamins in its rich chemical composition. Ginger may be taken as a herbal pill or enjoyed as a fresh tea for medicinal purposes. Ginger use is best accompanied by medical practitioner advice. Avoid taking while using medications without first seeking qualified help.  Quality Control is an essential consideration when choosing herbal products.

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