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  • 5 Tips to Eliminate Intestinal Bloating and Gas

    Are you plagued by bloating...the feeling of being uncomfortably full with accompanying gassiness and a distended belly? This usually happens soon after eating and it’s not rare. Surprisingly, bloating affects one in ten Americans, interferes with work and social activities and causes millions of people to seek relief with over-the-counter medications to reduce the symptoms.

    While bloating may be due to a number of factors, let’s take a look at some common and not so common culprits and how they might be causing or adding to the problem.

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  • Spring Cleaning with Nature’s Detoxifying Foods

    It’s spring cleaning time, and at Blessed Herbs it’s also cleansing time ―the perfect opportunity to detoxify your digestive tract from a winter’s worth of hardened waste material and toxic residue that can negatively impact your overall health.

    Let’s get ready for a glorious spring and summer by looking at eight foods that not only help you detoxify, but provide abundant nutrients to keep you healthy and energized.

     

     

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  • What You Need to Know About Colon Hydrotherapy

    What are you doing to keep your digestive tract healthy and toxin free? If you’re like many people, you’ve turned to colon hydrotherapy, also called colonic irrigation, to remove built up fecal matter and help to restore comfortable bowel movements.

    If you’re new to colon hydrotherapy, here’s a brief overview.

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  • Your Stomach is Talking to You… But Why?

    It’s happened to all of us. You’re sitting in a quiet office or maybe at a meeting when suddenly your belly is determined to get your attention.  How?  By making embarrassing noises you’re sure everyone within ear shot can hear.

    Why does this happen and is there anything you can do about it?Whether it’s rumbling, gurgling, growling or a higher pitched wail, digestive noises are typically associated with food, or a lack thereof. For instance, after a meal your digestive tract has a lot of work to do.  Food, liquid and air is making its way from your stomach to your intestines.  Your stomach may grumble or growl as it secretes acid and enzymes while using its strong muscles to physically break food down into a pulpy mass and push it through to the small intestines.

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  • 5 Shocking Dangers of Constipation

    If you’ve ever suffered a bout of constipation you know how unpleasant it is. Gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort and hard painful stools are a few of the more common symptoms that accompany constipation.  While the symptoms are difficult to cope with, one big question remains… is constipation dangerous to your health?

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  • 8 Herbs That Help Reduce Gas

    When Gas is a Problem, These Eight Herbs Can Ease Your Pain (and Embarrassment)

    You know the feeling. You’ve eaten a large meal and soon after you’re experiencing sharp pains or cramps in the abdominal area, bloating around the midsection and voluntary or involuntary passing of gas or belching.  These are the symptoms of a buildup of gas in the digestive tract that are usually caused by one of the following:

    • Undigested food reaching the large intestine
    • Swallowing air while eating or drinking
    • Eating gas-producing foods like broccoli, cabbage, beans, prunes and carbonated soft drinks

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  • Six Herbal Teas that Will Help You Sleep like a Baby

    Insomnia and restless sleep in our modern world are problems that many of us deal with.  After all, we’re so keyed up from jobs, long commutes and family responsibilities that it’s hard to turn your mind off at bedtime for a restful night’s sleep.

    The fact is however, insomnia and restless sleep have been plaguing mankind since the beginning of time.  In recorded history, we know that ancient Greeks, Indians and Egyptians dealt with sleep problems among their citizens and turned to herbal remedies, mainly in the form of soothing teas, to help induce a restful night’s sleep.

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  • You’ll Be Amazed at the A+ Health Benefits of These 3 Superfoods

    KaleThe word superfood has been bandied about in recent years to encourage people to eat a healthier diet.  While there is no medical or legal definition as to what comprises a superfood, most people would agree that a superfood contains large doses of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that enhance your quality of life and may even reduce your risks of serious disease. In other words, these are the foods you should be eating on a regular basis to maintain good health now and into your older years.  While there are many foods in the fruit and vegetable families that might qualify, Blessed Herbs can recommend three that are especially worthy of the title, “superfood.” Read More

  • 10 Foods for Optimal Immune Health

    Hippocrates, the brilliant Greek physician who is considered to be the father of modern medicine preached this doctrine to his patients and students: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. 

    Over 2000 years later, modern research proves that these ancient words were never truer.  There is no pharmaceutical drug that can substitute for a healthy diet containing the vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that give your immune system the extra boost it needs to maintain good health.

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  • Why These 5 Foods Can Sabotage Your Colon Cleanse

    If you’re ready to treat your digestive system to an all-natural cleanse, congratulations! You are taking a huge step to rid your intestinal tract of accumulated toxins and plaque, improve your digestion and promote regular healthy bowel movements. In the process of cleansing, you may even be able to jumpstart weight loss, reset your metabolism and reduce your cravings for unhealthy foods. These remarkable benefits will go a long way to get you on the road to better health, increased energy and a reduced risk of chronic illness. While you may choose a cleanse that allows you to eat as you normally would, avoiding certain foods in favor of healthier choices will help you get the most out of your cleanse for long-lasting health benefits. Let’s take a look at five foods you should definitely avoid while cleansing your digestive system. Read More

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