10 Remedies for Constipation

Kathryn Adel September 28, 2020 , , ,

Constipation is an intestinal disorder that is characterized by difficult, infrequent, or incomplete defecation and Bristol 1 or 2 type stools. It can be defined as an individual having less than three stools per week. However, some people may be constipated and still go to the bathroom daily. Chronic constipation affects up to 27% of the world’s population, 75% of whom are women. It can be caused by a variety of factors including motility disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, hypothyroidism, pregnancy, etc.), neurological effects (Parkinson’s disease, stroke, spinal cord disorders, etc.), changes in the gut microbiota or from side effects to medications (calcium antagonists for hypertension, opiates, antipsychotics, etc.).

There are four subtypes of constipation: constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C), slow-transit constipation, chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) (also called functional constipation), and constipation due to pelvic floor dysfunction. There are different solutions to a constipation problem, the effectiveness of which varies depending on the type of constipation. Here are ten remedies for constipation.

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TOP 10: Kosher Recipes

Cinzia Cuneo September 21, 2020 , , ,

Kosher foods, that is, foods that are “suitable” or “clean” are those that conform to the Jewish dietary regulations of kashrut. They are often very complicated, primarily referring to foods of animal origin that are allowed as long as the animal has been killed according to a particular ritual. Certain products of vegetal origin, such as bread or wine, are also subject to rules and are sold under a kosher label. Although our TOP 10 recipes are not all derived from Jewish tradition, they do comply with the kosher rules. (more…)

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TOP 10: Sweet and Savoury Peach Recipes

Jeanne Dumouchel September 7, 2020 , ,

How can you resist a ripe peach? In high season, they are fleshy, juicy and absolutely tasty. We suggest you feature them in your dishes, from starter to dessert. Try these wonderful 10 peach recipes! (more…)

New Guidelines in the Treatment of Obesity

Jennifer Morzier September 7, 2020 , ,

The issue of obesity raises a lot of debate and discussion, particularly in the health field. This debate is all the more active now since the new guidelines for its treatment were released on August 4, 2020. Published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the new guidelines have been updated, replacing their previous publication in 2006.

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How to Choose a Low FODMAP Bread?

Kathryn Adel August 31, 2020 ,

Eating foods that are low in FODMAPs* can be helpful for many individuals by helping them better control their symptoms related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). However, finding low FODMAP products, like a good bread, can be tricky. If you are currently following a low FODMAP diet, I invite you to read this article to help you choose a bread that is right for you!

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