bowel movement

Heartburn? It Could Be Caused by a Hiatal Hernia

The diaphragm is a large muscle that separates your chest and abdominal cavity. The diaphragm contains an opening called the hiatus, through which your esophagus passes to connect to the stomach. In some people, especially those who are overweight, over age 50, or who smoke, the stomach bulges up through … Read More

Castor Oil Uses: It Relieved My Menstrual Cramps

The castor bean plant, Ricinus communi, is used medicinally throughout the world. [1] The leaves, roots, and oil from the seeds of the plant have all been studied and found to have medicinal effects.[2] One of the primary castor oil uses today involves the topical application of castor oil in … Read More

A Herniated Disc Causes Back and Leg Pain

A tear in the tough, fibrous ring surrounding the disc is a herniated disc. Some of the soft, gelatinous material inside breaks up, bulges into the spinal canal, and may or may not put pressure on a nerve. Anyone can develop a herniated disc, but older adults are especially susceptible. … Read More

Get Relief from Hemorrhoids

Let’s be honest: Hemorrhoids are not an easy topic of conversation for most people. However, they’re very common. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, about 75 percent of us experience hemorrhoids sometime during our lives. If you have ever suffered the pain, itching, burning, … Read More

5 Rooibos Tea Health Benefits

Rooibos tea has long been used as a folk remedy in South Africa for conditions such as depression, asthma, nausea, and eczema. It has also been used to lower blood pressure, stimulate appetite, and improve bowel movement.[1,2] Researchers are now taking a closer look to better understand all of the … Read More

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