Thursday, 20 July 2017

Heart failure? It's all in the gut

Doctors monitor cholesterol levels to prevent cardiovascular disease—but they should switch their focus to the gut. A sudden loss of bacteria in the gut triggers heart failure, new research has found this week.
Pharmaceutical drugs and diseases such as type 2 diabetes can alter the bacteria in the gut, known as the gut microbiome, and so too can a change to the diet—such as when a vegetarian starts eating meat—which can alter the composition of bacteria within three days.
Researchers from University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein discovered the link between gut bacteria and heart health when they examined stool samples of healthy people and patients who've suffered heart failure.
Both groups had similar diets, and yet the heart patients had "significantly lower" levels of specific families of bacteria that control inflammation.
Changes to gut bacteria could be an early marker of heart failure, the researchers say. Their discoveries are supported by earlier research that had suggested that TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide), a metabolic product of gut bacteria, was a risk factor for fatal heart failure.
But now it seems to be the bacteria itself that creates the risk.

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Scientists: Stevia Can Kill Lyme Disease Pathogen Better Than Antibiotics


Stevia kills Lyme disease? While it sounds too good to be true, there is legitimate evidence suggesting a beneficial stevia side effect could include killing Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease. Here, we’ll dive into the University of New Haven study that opened our eyes to the stevia herb’s possible Lyme-killing properties, what’s happened since that study’s release in 2015 and if it’s too soon to recommend stevia as a Lyme treatment in humans.
Lyme is a stealthy infection, commonly called “The Great Imitator” because its symptoms often mimic other ailments like thyroid disease, lupus, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia.
Complicating matters, most doctors’ offices rely on the ELISA test when Lyme is first suspected, even though some studies indicate the test misses up to 50 percent of Lyme cases. Most people never recall a tick bite or see Lyme’s telltale bull’s eye rash, either. Now, if you are a Lyme patient who actually is properly diagnosed, getting effective treatment is a challenge, too. According to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, no study has ever shown that a short course of antibiotics effectively treats the infection. (1)
Clearly, we need better options. A 2015 study published in the European Journal of Microbiology and Immunology suggests we may need to shift our focus from antibiotics to plant extracts. While more research is needed in humans, I think you’ll be encouraged by the latest findings.

Stevia Kills Lyme Disease: Study Details

Lyme disease symptoms sometimes don’t go away with standard two- to four-week treatment of doxycycline or amoxicillin. University of New Haven researchers may be on to something more plant-based, though. The team found that exposing B. burgdorferi to stevia leaf extract wiped out Lyme disease in its different forms. (Yes, we’re talking about the liquid sweetener, stevia, which is about 200 times sweeter than sugar.) Those different forms include B. burgdorferi spirochetes, spheroplast (L-form), round bodies and the notoriously hard-to-kill biofilm forms. If you haven’t caught on yet, Lyme is a complex pathogen.
But why so many forms? It’s for survival. We know Borrelia shift into a more dormant, “round body” state when unfavorable conditions in the body strike. This even includes when your body’s immune system starts to mount an attack. Other things that trigger the Lyme pathogen to go into a more dormant, defensive mode include:
  • Antibiotic exposure
  • Temperature changes
  • High (or low) pH
  • Starvation
  • An attacking immune system
Some scientists say Lyme’s “biofilm” form is it is most elusive. It’s in this form where the bacteria hide themselves in a complex mixture for protection against antibiotics. But the study found stevia leaf extract actually killed all forms of the Lyme germ, including its biofilm form.
It’s important to note that this was a lab study where scientists dealt with the bacteria in test tube and petri dish situations, so we need to follow up with studies in humans to see if stevia effectively kills Lyme in humans. In other words, we need clinical trials. (More on that later.)
Other important points of the stevia kills Lyme disease study: (2)
  • Researchers used four types of stevia: three in liquid form derived from standard alcohol extraction and one powdered. The powdered stevia diluted in liquid did not show promise in killing off Lyme, but the alcohol extracted stevia samples did.
  • Stevia leaf extract outperformed individual drugs often used to treat Lyme disease (doxycycline, cefoperazone, daptomycin, and their combinations).
  • Interestingly, a week after treatment, viable B. burgdorferi started to surface again in the antibiotic groups. This did not happen in the stevia group, which appeared to be a complete kill off after seven days.
  • The biofilm associated with Lyme actually increased in size with individual antibiotic treatment. Not good!

Stevia Kills Lyme Disease: What’s Happening Now?

If stevia kills Lyme disease, can we officially translate that into stevia acting as medicine in the human body? We’re not at a stage where we can prescribe whole leaf, liquid stevia extract to treat Lyme disease, but that’s not to say you have to avoid it in your diet.
Stevia also boasts blood sugar balance, weight loss and even anti-cancer properties. (345) While the University of New Haven Lyme study focused on stevia in alcohol-extracted, liquid form, I like to enjoy it in green powder form, too, since that is how people in Japan and South American have used it for centuries as a plant-based sweetener that doesn’t spike blood sugar levels and as a medicinal plant.
Just remember, the overly processed, white powdered form used in the study is popular among shoppers today, but it didn’t show any Lyme-fighting effects. In fact, there’s an interesting backstory to the highly processed powder forms of stevia. That’s the only type the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will give the “generally recognized as safe” stamp of approval to, despite the fact it’s chemically processed, contains genetically modified ingredients and only often contains minute traces of actual stevia. (6)
The whole leaf stevia extracted with alcohol are considered dietary supplements, so you should go over any medications you’re on to make sure there are no possible interactions.
Today, University of New Haven researchers are still investigating liquid stevia leaf extract’s impact on Lyme. According to the New Haven Register, professor Eva Sapi, Ph.D, and students performed confirmation studies after the 2015 study. Time and time again, stevia emerges as a Lyme fighter. She told the New Haven Register“So far, we haven’t seen anything better,” including all the antibiotics most commonly used.
The article explains that Sapi dealt with Lyme herself and started testing all different types of sweeteners after hearing sugar may boost certain antibiotics. From her earliest experiments, liquid stevia extract jumped out as a possible Lyme fighter. Today, she’s waiting to learn the results of a clinical trial involving stevia and antibiotics in New York. (7)

Stevia Kills Lyme Disease: Final Thoughts

  • Lyme disease is one of the fastest vector-borne diseases in the United States.
  • Standard Lyme testing misses many cases of Lyme, and two- to four-week antibiotic treatments for those diagnosed are not always effective.
  • Stevia harbors major antimicrobial activity. University of New Haven researchers found stevia leaf extracted with alcohol kills Lyme disease in all of its form, including the hard-to-kill biofilm form. These tests were done in a lab and need to be followed up with human studies, one of which is underway.
  • The most highly processed form of stevia, the white powder form, did not kill Lyme disease, although this is only for the FDA “generally recognizes as safe.”
  • The stevia extracted with alcohol is considered a dietary supplement. Green leaf stevia powder is the most unadulterated form of stevia, although that wasn’t tested in the Lyme study.
  • Stevia is in the ragweed family, so if you’re allergic to ragweed, you may want to avoid stevia.             

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The Definitive Guide to Children’s Nutrition

Feeding infants is quite simple. There’s a ton riding on you getting it right, of course—a developing immune system, the fact that the kid’s growing an inch a week, a permeable blood-brain barrier, synaptic pruning—but the answer is usually always “feed them more breast milk.” Even if you can’t nurse, you’ve got formula, which, for all its limitations, is a decent proxy for breast milk and getting better all the time. Feeding children, however, is a different ballgame altogether.
I’ve gotten a lot of requests for a post about children’s nutrition, so it’s long overdue. When it comes down to brass tacks, kids really are just small people. They aren’t a different species. They use the same nutrients their parents do. They need protein, fat, and glucose just like us. So in that sense, feeding kids is simple: Give them all the nutritious foods you already eat and know to be healthy.
But it’s not easy.
Adults have been around the block. We’ve already spent several decades eating, so what we do today won’t have as big an impact. Kids are starting from square one. They can get away with a lot in the sense that they have fast metabolisms, they heal quickly, and they carry less physiological baggage. That makes them appear impervious to damage. A Snickers bar may very well send a diabetic’s blood sugar to the stratosphere or trigger weight gain in a middle-aged man, while the average toddler will channel that candy bar into pure ATP and use it to scale bookshelves, leap from sofas, and sing the feature song from the latest Disney flick twenty times in a row.
But from another perspective, a child’s nutrition is way more crucial and precarious. You have an untouched, uncorrupted member of the most complex, creative, intelligent, courageous mammalian species in the known universe. A being of pure potential. You have the opportunity to realize that potential by nourishing it with the best food—or you can tarnish it.
A prudent position is the middle one: Feed healthy foods, but don’t flip out because they ate Baskin Robbins ice cream cake at their friend’s 5th birthday party. After all, look at your own history. Many of you spent decades eating the standard American/Westernized diet. You ended up fat and unhealthy. And you and thousands more turned it all around just by going Primal.
It’s also the position that promotes sanity in a world full of industrialized food. Candy’s going to slip through the cracks. They’re going to be at a friend’s house and have boxed mac and cheese for dinner. Full-on food intolerances or allergies aside, be a little flexible. Your lives will be less stressful, believe me, and you’ll all be a bit saner.
With this in mind…

What are some nutrients to watch out for?


Growing children are constantly laying down new bone. They need calcium (and collagen, but we’ll get to that later) to do it.
RDA: 1000 mg/day (4-8 years), 1300 mg/day (9-13 years)
Bone-in sardines, hard cheeses, raw milk, full-fat yogurt/kefir, and leafy greens are the best sources of calcium.
Suggested recipe: A hunk of Emmental cheese.


It’s the most common cause of preventable cognitive disability; nearly a third of 6-12 year olds worldwide eat inadequate amounts of iodine.
Growing children need iodine to produce thyroid hormone, an important regulator of the growth factors that determine mental and physical development. Kids with iodine deficiency are less likely to reach their maximum height, and studies show that iodine deficiency can lower IQ scores by up to 12.5 points.
RDA: 90 ug/day (4-8 years), 120 ug/day (9-13 years)
Seaweed, with kombu/kelp being highest and nori being lower but still higher than other foods. Milk (storage vats are disinfected with iodine).
Suggested recipeToasted nori snacksKelp granules sprinkled on everything.


Iron is another important mineral in children’s nutrition, providing support for growth, neurological development, and blood cell formation. Keep in mind, however, that kids between the ages of 4 and 8 actually need less iron than babies, toddlers, and teens because they grow more slowly.
RDA: 10 mg (4-8 years), 8 mg (9-13 years, prior to menstruation for girls)
Red meat, especially organ meats (including chicken liver), is very high in iron. The heme iron found in animal products is also far more bioavailable than non-heme (plant) iron. If you’re going to eat and attempt to absorb non-heme iron, pair it with a source of vitamin C.


Zinc is really important for children’s physical growth and immune development. In one study, modest zinc supplementation to the tune of 5.7 mg/day helped growth-delayed kids hit their growth targets compared to placebo. Other research has found that correcting zinc deficiencies reduces diarrheal infections and pneumonia in kids under 5.
RDA: 5 mg/day (4-8 years), 8 mg/day (9-13 years)
Red meat (especially lamb), oysters, crab, and lobster are the best sources of zinc.
Suggested recipe: Place a can of smoked oysters (drained), 8 olives (I like Kalamata), and a tablespoon of avocado oil in food processor or mortar and pestle. Turn into paste. Eat with a spoon or spread on crackers. You can also add lemon juice and pecorino romano cheese for some extra calcium.

Vitamin A

Full-blown vitamin A deficiency can cause night blindness and permanent blindness. Mild deficiency increases the risk of catching an upper respiratory tract infection.
RDA: 400 ug/day (4-8 years), 600 ug/day (9-12 years)
Pre-formed (more bioavailable) retinol: liver, cod liver oil, eggs, full-fat dairy.
Plant vitamin A: Sweet potato, kale, spinach, carrots.
Vitamin B12
Myelin is the protective sheathing around nerve fibers. It insulates the nerves and increases the efficiency of impulse transmission. Vitamin B12 is a vital co-factor in myelination—the laying down of the sheathing—which takes place in infancy and on through early childhood. Without adequate dietary vitamin B12, the myelin will be weak and ineffective.
RDA: 1.2 ug/day (4-8 years), 1.8 ug/day (9-13 years)
Suggested recipe: Meat, poultry, fish, or shellfish cooked any way.

Vitamin C

We can’t make vitamin C like most other mammals, so we have to eat it if we want its benefits, which include collagen formation and deposition, tissue healing, and immune response.
RDA: 25 mg/day (4-8 years), 45 mg day (9-13 years)
Vitamin C is present in most fruits and vegetables. If your kid eats plenty of those (what kid doesn’t like fruit?), he or she will be fine.
Suggested recipe: Tall glass of Florida orange juice! Kidding. Some oranges will do.

Vitamin D

If your child is getting unfiltered sunlight on a regular basis, vitamin D probably isn’t a concern. But sometimes the sun’s not out (for months). Sometimes your kid needs to eat some vitamin D.
RDA: 15 ug/day for everyone
Great sources include meat, fish, eggs, and cod liver oil. New research has shown that animal-sourced vitamin D is about 5 times as potent as the vitamin D3 found in supplements (which isn’t too shabby in the first place).
Suggested recipe: Cod liver oil capsules, swallowed whole or pierced and the contents squeezed into smoothies.

Vitamin K2

One way to think of vitamin K2 is that it tells calcium where to go. Low vitamin K2 could mean your calcium ends up in your arteries. High vitamin K2, and it’ll end up in your teeth and your bones. I know where I’d rather have it, especially if I’m an 8-year-old human laying new bone daily.
RDA: Unknown. But it’s quite safe.
Natto is the best source. “Best” as in densest, not “best” as in “tastes great.” The flavor takes some getting used to, but once you do… Other options include goose liver, gouda cheese, and more speculatively, some fermented foods like kefir and sauerkraut. Chris Masterjohn did a whole series on vitamin K2 that contains some food sources.


Choline helps the liver process fat and clear toxins, and it’s a precursor to acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that plays a major role in forming memories and learning new skills.
RDA: 250 mg/day (4-8 years), 375 mg/day (9-13 years)
Egg yolks are pound for pound the best source. Livers of all kinds are runners-up.
Suggested recipe: Scrambled eggs with an extra yolk (creamier).


Preformed long chain omega-3s are very important for brain development. That’s been the case in humans for a very long time.
Suggested recipe: Ikura, or salmon roe. Sockeye salmon with crispy skin (fish bacon always lures them in).

Saturated Fat

A curious thing occurs when a child turns 2, according to the powers-that-be. Saturated fat goes from being an essential, dominant, and healthful component of the breast milk upon which they rely for sustenance to being a lethal toxin. Parents are urged by many health professionals and public service messages to switch to low-fat dairy at this time, and “When should my toddler switch to skim milk?” is now a common query on children’s health websites.
It’s horrifying.
Our cell membranes are about half saturated fat, which is more stable and less vulnerable to peroxidation. This stability makes our cell membranes more resistant to oxidative stress. Kids certainly need cell membranes.
Our bodies use saturated fats to shuttle proteins between cells, release neurotransmitters, and form memories. Kids certainly need to send proteins around the body, release neurotransmitters, and remember stuff.
Saturated fats often come attached to other nutrients kids inarguably require. The more parents restrict saturated fat in their kids’ diets, for example, the less calcium, vitamin E, and zinc they get. It’s hard to “reduce saturated fat” without also reducing lots of other good foods.


Cholesterol is another one of those weird nutrients that become toxic once you stop getting it from breast milk. I didn’t buy it with saturated fat, and I’m not buying it with cholesterol.
Parents who follow the official advice and “limit cholesterol” deprive their kids of a vital nutrient responsible for the production of steroid hormones and vitamin D. Sure, while a kid’s liver will make plenty of cholesterol on its own, limiting cholesterol means limiting some of the most nutrient-dense foods, like egg yolks and shrimp.

Probiotics and Prebiotics

Ideally, children will get access to plenty of microbes by interacting with the natural world around them. But food-based probiotics are good, too. They provide unique nutrients, as the fermentation process often creates new forms of the nutrients or makes existing ones more bioavailable, and they offer novel flavors that promote a more sophisticated palate. A kid who learns to love kimchi will probably try anything.
Prebiotics are arguably as important as probiotics. Both work in concert to modulate the immune response and set children up for a healthy immune system. Remember that infectious diseases used to kill a ton of kids. Even though we can usually take care of acute infections with modern medicine, it’s nice to be able to count on your immune system, too.
I suggest everyone punch their children’s meals into a food tracker for a week or so to get an idea of their nutrient intakes. Chronometer and MyFitnessPal are good.

Should You Manage Your Kid’s Macros?

Make sure they’re getting enough protein/fat/carbs?
Not really. I’m a fan of the “unfeeding” approach. Like the unschooler allows the child to make decisions about his education, providing only resources and guidance when requested, the unfeeder provides a meal with all three macronutrients represented and lets the child decide what and how much to eat.
If it’s obvious, and your kid’s eating sweet potato after sweet potato and totally ignoring the beef and broccoli on the plate, make some rules. But for the most part, kids eat as much as they need. This laissez faire approach to feeding kids, however, only seems to cause problems when they have unfettered or regular access to industrial foods and beverages like French fries, pizza, crispy snacks, soda, candy, and other food products designed to trigger the reward system and override natural satiety signaling. It tends to work well when you offer things like this:
  • Eggs (especially the yolks)
  • Bone marrow
  • Bone broth
  • Gelatinous meats (oxtail, cheek, shank, etc)
  • Organ meats
  • Fish eggs (ikura, or salted salmon roe, is a great option at sushi places or Japanese markets)
  • Fish (fresh, canned, bone-in)
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt/kefir
  • Raw milk
  • Berries
  • Starchy tubers
  • Colorful fruits and veggies
  • Beets
  • Seaweed
  • Coconut milk/butter
  • Legumes, properly prepared and tolerated
  • Bananas, slightly green for moderate resistant starch content
As a longtime parent, I’ve learned a few things. I’ve developed a few tricks. I’ve made some observations you may find illuminating. What follows are the tips, tricks, and rules I’ve found very useful in feeding kids well.

Don’t assume your kid is intolerant of everything.

Don’t ignore obvious intolerances or allergies. Just don’t seek them out when they don’t actually exist. Chances are, your kid can enjoy and benefit from full-fat dairy, white potatoes, nightshades, eggs, and even the occasional legume.

“Seven bites.”

7’s a good number, but it could be anything. Make a household rule that you have to take at least 7 bites before deeming a food “yucky.”

Calories count.

But not like you’re thinking. Overall calorie intake is very important for growing children. They’re like CrossFitting endurance athletes training for an MMA fight—they need to eat. Big things are happening constantly in their bodies, and they need plenty of food to support the changes. Don’t consciously limit (or let your kid limit) your kid’s calorie intake unless you have a valid medical reason.

Egg yolks disappear into everything.

Spaghetti sauce? Add a few egg yolks after you’ve turned off the heat.
Mac and cheese? A few egg yolks enrich it without changing the flavor.
Scrambled eggs? Add an extra egg yolk.

There’s nothing wrong with a smoothie.

There’s a lot right. A well-designed smoothie can provide tons of important nutrients. An example:
  • Baby kale (vitamin K, phytonutrients, magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium)
  • Frozen green banana (resistant starch, potassium)
  • Kefir (probiotics, fat, folate, vitamin k2)
  • Egg yolk (choline)
  • Whey protein
  • Brazil nut (selenium)
  • Cod liver oil (vitamin A, vitamin D, DHA/EPA)
  • Frozen mango (vitamin C, vitamin A, folate), coconut water (potassium, magnesium)

Kids will eat anything in popsicle form.

Take the leftovers of the nutrient-dense smoothies you make and freeze them in popsicle molds. There, that’s “dessert.”

Rice is an excellent vehicle for nutrition.

Rice is just empty carbs. Right? Not necessarily. Sub bone broth for water, add a dash of Trace Minerals, throw in a few shakes of kelp granules? Suddenly, your rice is a repository of magnesium, collagen, iodine, and other nutrients they may not be getting elsewhere.
Plus, kids are whirlwinds of energy. If they’re doing childhood right, they’re moving constantly. They can actually use those empty glucose molecules.

Crackers are good vehicles for nutrient-dense dips.

Sure, you don’t want your kid killing a box of rice crackers by themselves. As vehicles for things like tuna salad, liver paté, good cheese, hummus, however, they excel.

Fish sauce as a training tool for picky eaters.

Real fish sauce made from fermented salted fish is a potent source of glutamate, a flavor-enhancing amino acid that can teach picky eaters to like novel foods. It also makes food taste good on a subjective level, so you’ll be hitting them from two angles. 

Frozen fruit is dessert.

If it’s cold and sweet, kids assume it’s a popsicle. Mangos, strawberries, blackberries, cherries. Forget ice cream for dessert. Serve up a big cup of frozen blueberries, perhaps with some real whipped cream. (This may work on adults, too)

Toothpicks make everything delicious.

If your ungrateful kid won’t eat your seared scallops or your perfectly medium rare lamb chops, stick some toothpicks in. For whatever reason, kids just can’t resist toothpick food.

Bribing works…in the short-term.

On a population level, at least. School children offered small prizes in the lunch line if they chose the “healthier” option were more likely to choose it. Be wary of relying on this. Negotiating with terrorists may work in individual instances, but it sets a bad precedent for future incidents.
Well, that’s it for today, folks. I hope you come away with a better grasp of children’s nutrition needs. Let me know how any of those strategies and rules work for you and your family. And please chime in down below with your own tips for feeding kids right. I know we’ve got a ton of parents out there.
Thanks for reading.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Breast implant Infection! Video

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This video highlights some of the dangers involved with breast implants.

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Moringa Leaf Powder for Digestion

Among the many benefits of moringa powder, aiding digestion is an important one, if you, from time to time feel a little bloated or suffer from indigestion moringa leaf powder may help to normalise and regulate normal digestion. The insoluble fibre in Moringa plays a major role in the digestion process.

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A Must Read For Anyone Who Experiences Constipation & Pain

Constipation can be incredibly painful; however, it can also take a big toll on the body. Constipation is one of the most common bowel issues. According to The American Journal of Gastroenterology, approximately 19% of the U.S. population suffers from constipation, which is defined as passing hard, dry stool that is difficult and painful to move.
The definition for constipation ranges depending on which professional you talk to. Some believe an individual is typically considered constipated if he or she has passed fewer than three bowel movements per week, while others believe mild constipation begins when you don’t go to the bathroom one time per meal you ate the previous day.
Constipation can be caused by a number of issues, including taking laxatives too frequently, hypothyroidism, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and ignoring the urge to pass a bowel movement. So, if you know you need to use the bathroom, don’t hold it in!
Specific pharmaceutical drugs, such as antidepressants, antacids, blood pressure pills, and iron supplements, can also provoke bowel issues like constipation. And one of the simplest causes: dehydration! You should be getting at around eight glasses of water per day or even more depending on your body size and weight, frequency of exercise, and climate.
Physical fitness also plays a role in constipation. If you’re not exercising regularly, then you may not have normal muscle contractions in the bowel wall. Sedentary or low-exercise lifestyles increase risk of constipation and bowel issues.
Perhaps the most common cause of constipation is poor diet, especially if your diet isn’t high enough in fiber. Fiber is essential for a healthy bowel system, so if your diet is high in processed foods, you’re depriving yourself of fiber. Foods that are naturally high in fiber are those that typically need to be chewed more, such as apples, carrots, flax, whole grains, quinoa, and chia seeds.
Fortunately, there is a 100% natural solution to constipation.
Big pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know that some of the artificial medication for constipation significantly reduce the effectiveness of the intestines. As a result, some people report that without taking certain medication, they can’t visit the toilet.
The good news is, you can solve constipation quite easily. But let’s delve deeply into what constipation can do to the body first.

Bad Breath

Firstly, constipation can cause bad breath (halitosis). Unfortunately, people who suffer from bad breath don’t always realize that they have a problem. People are unlikely to point out to a person that their breath stinks; therefore, they might miss out on social events and job opportunities due to bad breath. Constipation can cause bad breath because there is a build up of toxic waste and the gasses rise up through the body.

Rectal Issues & Infection

As stools spend more time in the bowels, water is reabsorbed. As a result, stools get hard and dry. Some constipation suffers report that passing bowels becomes very painful and can take many hours. As a result, the rectum is stretched beyond its limits. This can lead to rectal prolapse, which is a rectum which fails to close. Rectal prolapse sufferers usually wear diapers because stool leaks out of them. Moreover, they are more prone to infection.

Increase Toxins

The skin is the largest organ in the body and is a reflection of a person’s general health. Constipation typically increases the buildup of toxins in the body. As a result, the skin has to work harder to eliminate toxins. This can cause acne, skin discoloration etc. Therefore, if your skin is bad, don’t buy an expensive beauty product. Take a look at your diet, and whether you suffer from constipation. The skin is a reflection of inner health.

Colon Cancer

Constipation can also cause colon cancer. The colon is designed to hold a few pounds of stools. Think of it like a plastic bag. Overload with heavy items and it rips. It’s primary function is to transport stool. However, when an individual is constipated, it has to store stool. This puts a strain on the inner membrane and can cause ruptures and internal infections. Invasive surgery may be required in such instances.

Loss Of Healthy Bacteria

The intestines contain flora (healthy bacteria) which help with immunity and vitamin production. Constipation reduces the concentration of flora, thereby leaving sufferers more susceptible to infection and illness. Moreover, they help to keep stools soft. Therefore, constipation sufferers can go through a downward spiral whereby their condition worsens over time.
As people age, they are more likely to get constipated. Moreover, it is more likely to have a serious effect on their health. This is because the body isn’t as resilient.
Notably, constipation can have a big effect on quality of life; especially if it comes with one of the serious conditions above. Fortunately, there is a natural cure. Sufferers no longer have to be on a path to deteriorating health.

What You Can Do

A majority of constipation medication are filled with chemicals which can harm the body, and make constipation worse. Even a product like Metamucil contains ingredients no person should consume, like aspartame.
Change your diet! This is one of the best ways to end constipation. Eat plenty of healthy fruits and vegetables and cut out processed foods as much as you can. Eating rancid fats (cooked meat) also doesn’t help with constipation and your digestive system so limiting that as much as possible is important.
There are also some great products on the market that can assist you in ending constipation while you spend time changing your diet over time. Wholey Shit is a great example as it contains only a few natural, high-quality ingredients -and it works great! You can get a free sample of Wholey Shit here.
These types of remedies are a great way to get started and relief naturally and quickly while you further discover how to adjust your diet and lifestyle to reflect better digestion, eating habits and so forth.
Many people resort to popular laxatives like Ex lax which to rid themselves of painful stomach aches and constipation, but laxatives like this can actually do more harm than good due to their harsh ingredients. Your body can become dependent on laxatives, meaning you can’t have normal bowel function without taking them regularly. Laxatives can also decrease your colon’s ability to contract, which can worsen constipation, and they also flush out the good bacteria in your colon. Laxatives can even damage nerves, muscles, and intestinal tissues.


There are numerous easy methods to naturally cure constipation. For example, you could start by simply drinking more water. As stool moves throughout your intestines, your body removes water. If you are extremely hydrated, your body will remove less water, leaving the stool to soften and pass quickly and painlessly. An easy indicator of whether or not you’re hydrated is the colour of your urine, which should be pale yellow: too yellow means you’re dehydrated and clear means you’re too hydrated.

Change Diet

The best way to cure and prevent constipation is, ultimately, to change your diet, particularly by increasing the amount of fiber you eat. It’s recommended to eat at least 20 grams of fiber per day, but preferably 30 grams. Fiber in your stool helps to draw more water, allowing the stool to soften. As you increase the amount of fiber you eat, so too should you increase your water intake, to allow that fiber to move through the body.


If you cannot get enough fiber from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and other healthy sources, or you feel you need additional support, you can supplement it with organic psyllium dietary fiber. Psyllium aids with colon health and has other benefits such as controlling blood sugar, improving acne and skin irritations, helping to maintain or lose weight, and decreasing your risk of heart attack, stroke, gallstones, kidney stones, and diverticulitis.
However, you can’t just take fiber and expect to have a healthy bowel system. If you’re eating poorly, fiber will not help your bowel movements, but rather hinder them. The human digestive system isn’t actually designed to properly break down fiber. What happens instead is that fiber remains undigested in your bowel along with your flora, your healthy bacteria. If your bacteria are healthy, then they’ll feed on the fiber and proliferate.
However, if they’re unhealthy, fiber may actually worsen your constipation. Fiber is a non-specific growth factor, meaning it cannot distinguish between pathogenic (bad) and beneficial bacteria. This means that if your gut contains pathogenic bacteria, yeast, or fungi, you’ll need to increase the amount of good bacteria in your gut before you can increase your fiber intake and fix your constipation. A healthy gut requires adequate fruits and vegetables as well as a healthy amount of naturally fermented vegetables (source). You can also take an all-natural/organic probiotic to help improve your gut health.


can also help cure and prevent constipation. Have you ever noticed that you have the urge to use the washroom more frequently when running? That’s because physical movement increases the motility of your digestive tract and can provoke bowel movements. Remember, if you feel the sudden urge to use the washroom, don’t wait. The longer you wait, the longer it remains in your colon and the more difficult and/or painful it will become to pass (source).


Another wonderful way to cure and prevent constipation is squatting. Not only will this improve your strength, but it’s incredible for your bowel system as well! Many people around the world squat while using the washroom, which may be why North Americans suffer from constipation more than other cultures (of course, diets play a role in this too). If you’re uncomfortable with squatting over your toilet, you can even use a stool. Simply place your stool in front of your toilet, bend your knees, and rest your feet on top of it. This will help stool move out of your colon and decrease your risk of hemorrhoids as well.

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