Modern-day living and all the busyness and stress that comes along with it can do a real number on your central nervous system, especially if you are not taking proactive steps to counteract this perpetual negative effect on your body. Rather than feed energy and nutrients into your body’s productive systems, an overtaxed nervous system typically expends most of its resources just trying to defend the body against attack, whether it be in the form of anxiety, panic, or stress, which depletes your energy reserves and potentially even harms your endocrine system. (more…)
Digestive disorders affect tens of millions of Americans, but diet is rarely examined as a cause or solution in conventional medicine. Certain foods have the power to soothe and heal the digestive system. Bananas, in particular, offer benefits for those suffering from digestive ailments and poor gut health. Bananas are coincidentally recommended for easing both constipation and diarrhea, and their benefits extend to the entire digestive system.
Bananas Are Easy to Digest (more…)
Would you believe that there’s yet another type of condition to consider if you are troubled by such common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms as bloating, flatulence and the like? Sheesh! This one has to do with something contained in foods that are supposed to be excellent for our health — fruit!
This is a fairly big deal — it affects about one-third of the population, many of whom have no idea that this problem even exists. If you suffer frequent digestive distress and aren’t sure why, this is a story that you really want to read closely.
The problem is called fructose malabsorption, and it came to my attention when I read a recent study on 245 children (ages two to 18) who suffered from unexplained chronic abdominal pain, alone or with constipation, gas, bloating and/or diarrhea. It turned out that fructose malabsorption was a problem for more than half of them.
How Bad Is It?
So often, the humble banana is often overlooked when it comes to providing nutritional and medicinal value. Bananas in fact have a lot to offer us, both nutritionally, as well as in relieving the symptoms of a myriad of physical complaints. (more…)