Fiber is more than just a diet buzzword, it is a crucial nutrient that your body needs to ward off chronic illnesses and achieve optimal health. Aim to consume at least 25 grams of fiber per day, filling your plate with fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as reading labels on your everyday food products and choosing food items with the most fiber. Here are just five of the health benefits fiber has to offer.Read Full Story
Are you bothered by frequent constipation, gas, bloating and diarrhea? These are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder of the digestive tract. Most people, however, don’t realize they have it, but it affects a fifth of the population and is more severe in women. Researchers now suggest making dietary changes is the best way to manage symptoms and feel better.Read Full Story
You don’t have to accept that burning pain in your neck and shoulders, ache in your low back and throbbing headaches as a daily norm. Pain isn’t normal and can often be remedied just by improving your posture. Dr. Beverly Marr, creator of The Soar Method for Perfect Posture, says proper posture will not only help ease your pain, but it can also improve your energy level and even your digestion. Here are five of Dr. Marr’s stretching and strengthening exercises for better posture.Read Full Story
You’ve probably heard of probiotics, the “good” bacteria that live naturally in our digestive tract. But did you know these bacteria must be fed daily, and that fiber plays a key role in helping them thrive? Prebiotics are specific types of fiber that actually feed probiotics. Here’s why good bacteria are so important, and how your dietary choices can boost their numbers.Read Full Story
Talk about busy! James Van Der Beek recently became a dad and, despite his hectic acting schedule, has taken the leap into charity spokesperson, raising awareness for Voices of Ulcerative Colitis (UC). SheKnows.com jumped at the chance to speak with Van Der Beek about ulcerative colitis and other projects he’s working on.Read Full Story
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