The problem with constipation is that it seems like a simple disorder that can easily be fixed with over the counter stool softeners and laxatives, but that often leads to worsening health conditions. In part five of this series, we will examine pelvic floor dysfunction and how it can cause painful constipation.
Constipation is incredibly uncomfortable for those who suffer from being stopped up. Often you feel uneasy, bloated, full, as though everything isn’t coming out, and even nauseous. But constipation is more than discomfort. Stool that doesn’t pass fully through the digestive system actually rots and prevents absorption of nutrients from new food. Defined as fewer than three stool movements a week, it’s […]
Ginger is an Asian spice well-known for its sweet and zesty zing. It has been shown that ginger reduces pain and inflammation and supports metabolism and digestion. Herbalists have long used ginger as a tool to heal upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, and morning sickness.