chronic constipation

Should You Use an Enema for Constipation?

Being constipated stinks—your bowel movements are dry, almost painful to pass, with little relief. Worse yet, you can manage to push something through only a couple of days a week. You feel bloated, fatigued, and just plain uncomfortable. It’s all you can think about. And, after a week or so, … Read More

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Although constipation is a symptom of an underlying problem that should be addressed, sometimes urgent action is required to move things along. Magnesium citrate has a high success rate when used as a constipation remedies alternative. Magnesium Citrate to the Rescue? Constipation, which can include infrequent elimination, difficulty passing stools, … Read More

Dietary Fiber and its Health Benefits

The importance of fiber in the diet cannot be overemphasized. Dietary fiber—what we used to call “roughage” or “bulk”—can help prevent or alleviate chronic constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, IBS, and possibly colorectal cancer. There is some early evidence suggesting that a high-fiber diet may lessen or prevent food allergies, and dietary … 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

Remedies for Constipation—Without Drugs 

No one wants to talk about constipation, but just about everyone has to deal with it at some point. Remedies for constipation vary, but most of us would rather resolve it without the use of medications. Constipation, usually defined as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week, may … 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

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