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Growing Up with Betel Nut

By Shaila Gupte Betel nut (pronounced bet′-al) palm trees (Areca catechu) are grown in different parts of India, as well...

Can Constipation Really Cause Lower Back Pain?

Can Constipation Really Cause Lower Back Pain?

If you have low back pain, you’re not alone. According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 85 percent of working people...

Tamarind – Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal The tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica) is one of many tropical herbal trees. Its leaves, bark, wood, roots,...

How Hot Is It?

By Carol Kagan Counter-Attack for the Burn Capsaicin is an alkaline oil. Thus, water and alcohol don’t help alleviate the...

Celery Seed – The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month

By Maryann Readal Cajun seasonings, etc. These tiny seeds pack a lot of punch when it comes to nutrition. A...

Types of Stool: What Doctors Want You to Know About Your Bowel Movements

Types of Stool: What Doctors Want You to Know About Your Bowel Movements

Discussing the types of bowel movements may seem disgusting or at least embarrassing, but paying attention to what’s coming out...

Why You’re Bloated Right Now and How to Beat It

Why You’re Bloated Right Now and How to Beat It

People everywhere have been experiencing intense stress and anxiety these past months, and stress definitely wreaks havoc on both mind...

Why Do I Have to Bowel Movements When I Exercise?

You know that all-too-familiar feelingyou get dressed, you lace up your kicks, you set out for your walk or run,...

Why Staying at Home Causes Constipation—and How to Get Relief

Quarantine constipation If you’re like many people, you’ve spent the last few months getting the hang of working or taking...

How to Build a Strong Microbiome to Improve Your Gut Health

As we start getting into the groove of quarantine, think of this time as an opportunity to reset your diet....