True Health: After Reading This, You’ll Never Look at a Banana in the Same Way Again

Source – World Truth TV

This is interesting. After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again. Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes. But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.


Increase Magnesium

Magnesium is essential to your digestive health. Magnesium is used as some of the building blocks of the body’s digestive enzymes. It is also used by the colon as an osmotic laxative. Magnesium also helps keep the intestines from contracting too frequently as well.

Majority of Americans are deficient in Magnesium (could be as high as 80%), and this will cause the already epidemic of diabetes and heart disease to explode! Now you have probably had a magnesium blood test in your adult life and the test results came back as normal. Well don’t feel relived just yet! Your body’s total magnesium that is reflected on the results of the blood test is only about 2%, and your body does whatever it can to keep this level normal. If this level isn’t maintained you could suffer from heart arrhythmia and even possibly have a heart attack! Majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium, in their bones, organs and even on a cellular level. The only way to get an adequate count of total magnesium is to have your doctor order a magnesium EXA test. (more…)

Dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Success Begins in the Gut!

Find out what physicians are saying about IBS—balancing gut ecology is the key to your recovery!

IBS may be the result of a gut infection.

Since the 1970s, physicians have labeled IBS as a psychological disorder. This is because IBS symptoms are frequently made worse by stressful life events. And a physical exam shows no damage to the gut.

Over the last 20 years, research has revealed that the brain and our emotions share a strong relationship with the gut and the immune system.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a collection of symptoms that often point to poor digestion, including:

Although IBS can be aggravated by stress, it is much more than a psychological disorder. Theories behind the cause of IBS include bacterial overgrowth, gut infection, serotonin imbalance, or even depression and anxiety. (more…)

Seven natural solutions for chronic constipation

Mainstream medicine considers three bowel movements occurring less than three times per week a sign of chronic constipation. Mainstream medicine also considers one bowel movement per day more than adequate.

Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and the Weston A. Price Foundation consider two or three bowel movements daily healthier than one per day. As long as it’s not diarrhea or too loose too often, more is better with bowel movements. Difficulty expelling hard stools during bowel movements is another sign of constipation.

A bowel movement to expel stool is the end of the line for your GI (gastrointestinal) tract. If you don’t have sufficient bowel movements, that stool remains and the toxins from bacteria trapped in feces gets reabsorbed into the blood while it’s packed in the colon or large intestine. (more…)

Pineapple’s Amazing Healing Properties Revealed

Enjoyed the world over as something of an icon of the tropical experience, the pineapple was used in indigenous medicine for a wide range of ailments; uses that are only now being confirmed by modern scientific methods.

While most know pineapple as an exceptionally delicious tropical fruit, indigenous peoples used it to treat a variety of ailments. Unfortunately, much of this intimate plant knowledge was considered by early anthropologists to be based on mere “superstition” and subsequently disregarded, so few in the modern world have been made aware of its formidable healing powers. (more…)

The True “Magic Bullet” for Optimum Health

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It can ease constipation and heartburn. It can preserve your memory. It can even take on heart disease and high blood pressure.

But it’s not some breakthrough nutrient poised to take the health industry by storm.

It’s magnesium—plain old magnesium.

Yet, given its effectiveness in nearly every body system, statistics show you probably aren’t getting enough of it. Research suggests that as much as 57 percent of the population doesn’t meet the RDA of magnesium every day. And, to make matters worse, your body’s absorption of this crucial mineral decreases with age.1-2

That’s a dangerous trend—because magnesium might actually be the most critical supplement in your arsenal. (more…)

Magnesium deficiency causes nervous system and cardiovascular disease

Did you know that high cholesterol; muscle cramps and digestive disorders can be virtually eliminated with a healthy dose of magnesium? Conventional medicine is contributing to so much pain and disease by pushing a pill for every ill. These toxic chemicals pollute the brain; suppress the immune system and, actually promote cardiovascular disease.

Stop anxiety; asthma; blood clots; constipation; depression; insomnia, tooth decay plus many other degenerative health conditions by consuming the proper amount of magnesium – every day. On the next NaturalNews Talk Hour, Dr. Carolyn Dean exposes the dangers of magnesium deficiency and how to correct many chronic health problems – naturally. (more…)

Try These Tips For Healthy Digestion

If you’ve ever experienced digestive difficulties then you know how they dramatically impact your quality of life.

But most embarrassing gas, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, acid reflux and other digestive problems can be quickly addressed—and perhaps even eliminated—if you can simply get to the root of the problem.You can then apply all-natural methods to counteract the cause of your digestive woes.

If you’re experiencing digestive problems, look for these hidden causes… (more…)

Probiotics help children with constipation, colds and belly aches

Literally meaning “for life“, probiotics are supplements that contain selected strains of friendly bacteria that assist our health. Recent research shows that these live microorganisms provide a natural and simple way to ward off digestive disorders and colds in kids.

A last year study conducted by Italian scientists suggests that probiotic supplements containing Lactobacillus reuteri may help treat chronic constipation in babies. The researchers led by Dr. Paola Coccorullo divided 44 infants that suffered from chronic constipation into two groups.

The first one was fed an inactive placebo, while the babies in the second group were assigned to take a dose of Lactobacillus reuteri mixed with drops of fish oil.

After eight weeks, the infants taking probiotics experienced a significant improvement in their constipation. As a result, the frequency of their bowel movements increased from less than three to almost five per week. “Because of their safety profile, probiotics may be an attractive option in the treatment of functional constipation,” concludes the study.

Prunes beat psyllium for constipation relief: RCT data

A daily dose of dried plums is more effective for constipation relief than the soluble fiber psyllium, say results from a randomized clinical trial that support claims from grandmothers the world over.

She told you so!

She told you so!

Fifty grams of prunes, providing a daily fiber dose of 6 grams, outperformed an equal fiber dose from psyllium for constipation relief over three weeks, with the fruit’s laxative effects linked to its sorbitol, fiber, and polyphenol contents, according to findings of a study supported by the California Dried Plum Board.

“Given their palatability, tolerability and availability, dried plums should be considered in the initial approach to the management of mild to moderate constipation in the general population,” write the authors, led by Satish Rao, MD, PhD., from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

The stats

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), over four million Americans suffer from constipation every year. As a result, approximately $725 million is spent on laxatives in the US.

Constipation, considered a symptom and not a disease, is defined as fewer than three bowel movements per week.

Dietary approaches to alleviate constipation are well known, with prunes ranking high on the list of foods to help maintain regularity. However, while traditional use is well known, the University of Iowa researchers state that efficacy of this approach is not currently known. (more…)