How Does a Colon Cleanse Work ? Last Updated: Sep 20, 2015 | By Adam Cloe Attempt a colon cleanse when you have the time. Photo Credit Stephen Morris/iStock/Getty Images The most common reason why a traditional medical doctor will recommend a colon cleanse is as preparation for a colonoscopy. A colon cleanse may also be recommended by alternative health practitioners, though there is little clinical evidence that this has any health benefits. Although there are many types of colon cleanses, they have similar mechanisms. Talk to your doctor before starting a colon cleanse to ensure it is safe. Mechanism Colon cleansing preparations work by increasing the amount of fluid in the colon, which helps to flush out fecal material and other waste products. One of the most commonly prescribed colon cleanses is sold under the brand name of Golytely or Colyte. This cleanse involves at least 4 liters — approximately 1.5 gallons — of a solution that contains the chemicals polyethylene glycol, sodium and sulfate. This solution is designed to introduce a lot of volume into the colon without causing any increased absorption or secretion of electrolytes or other compounds. This large volume of fluid helps flush out the intestines. Other colon cleanses, such as those that use sodium phosphate, also work to flush out the colon by using a large volume of fluids, but these usually work by pulling fluid from the blood into the colon to flush out the intestines. You Might Also Like
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Photo Credit View Stock/View Stock/Getty Images Constipation is one of the well-known banes of pregnancy. Your bowels turn sluggish during pregnancy for a variety of reasons, ranging from pressure on the bowel to usage of medications such as iron supplements. Colonic cleanses — whether through herbal treatments that act as laxatives or by manual colonic flushes — could cause harm in pregnancy. Do not use colonic cleanses of any type during pregnancy unless your physician approves. Constipation During Pregnancy Proponents of colon cleansers use them to remove toxins and waste products from the colon, claiming that waste products make you tired, depressed, bloated or even sick. None of these claims have any basis in fact, according to Larry Lindner of NYU Langone Medical Center, who states that the only time to worry about bowel movements is when you have a change from your normal pattern. Although pregnancy can change your bowel habits, the changes occur from normal physiological causes and from supplements that may cause constipation. Pregnancy hormones can slow the passage of waste through the colon. The pressure of the expanding uterus on the intestines can also cause constipation. Many women get less exercise during pregnancy than they do before they got pregnant, especially in the last few months of pregnancy, which can also cause constipation. You Might Also Like
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Dre that never quite came to life. Its a way for people to cleanse their minds and bodies of all the toxins life throws at us. In the digital age, one of those toxins can be in the form of social media. It turns out, sometimes people need a break from the world of selfies, food porn and all those status updates. Now theres even a National Day of Unplugging on March 4, 2016, which encourages people to get rid of the digital clutter so they can concentrate on the good stuff life offers. Some people even give up social media for Lent. The unplugging movement just might show you how much of a time drain social sites play in your daily life. NewsFix asked around North Texas to find out the longest stretch people had gone without logging onto social media. The answers ranged from as short as five minutes to as long as a month! Feel free to have fun on social media but dont forget, theres nothing wrong with being anti-social for at least a day. 37.090240 -95.712891
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Related News/Archive PHSC’s Encore Academy teaches adults over 50 to cook 1 Year Ago So, last summer, when the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay asked the 16-year-old if she wanted to attend a weekly cooking class at the posh Epicurean Hotel, she said yes. She prepared meals herself (and ate them), learned new dishes and took the recipes home to mom. This summer, Velasquez took the class again. Over a bowl of taco chili she prepared for herself Wednesday, she said her cooking skills have gotten even better. Her spaghetti certainly has. “The way I make it at home is, I ground the beef at home with my mom,” the teen said, “but this time, I made it with meatballs, and I thought that was really cool.” Velasquez’s pro-tips: “Don’t burn yourself, and don’t reach over the pot.” The cooking classes are offered by Where Love Grows, an organization that also serves home-cooked dinners to the Boys & Girls Clubs. Founder Vicki Anzalone said the group’s goal is to “break the cycle of childhood hunger.” The summer program took shape last year when Anzalone and her family decided to teach youths to cook healthy meals with familiar ingredients. But they didn’t know where to hold sessions. Soon afterward, Anzalone’s friend took her to the Epicurean, which opened in 2013 to serve the gastronomically-inclined. The hotel was built in a partnership with Bern’s Steak House, the world-famous restaurant across the street that Bern Laxer opened in 1956. When Anzalone saw the hotel’s classroom with its auditorium, kitchen and rows of cooking stations she cried. Where Love Grows partnered with the hotel, brought in Epicurean chef Max Sherard to teach the class and recruited 22 attendees through the Boys and Girls Clubs. This year, they have 26 students. “We know the events will only feed one meal,” Anzalone said, “but we hope the skills we instill in them will last a lifetime.” Desmond Saunders, 14, also is in his second year attending the program. Before the classes, he said the extent of his cooking skills was microwaving. Now, he can make several dishes, including his favorites: taco chili and beef pot pie. Saunders’ pro-tip: “Find everything that you like, and put it all together.” Sherard said it’s rewarding to see “the looks on the kids’ faces when they get to eat something, finally. They were actually able to make something, and it tasted good.” The chef’s pro-tip: “Practice.” The children, who are of middle and high school age, already wear chef hats when they cook. When they graduate next week, they’ll get aprons and cookbooks with all the recipes they learned. Velasquez said she’ll use them to help cook for her family. “My mom will be like, ‘Make one of the recipes that you made there,'” the teen said, “and she’ll trust me to do it on my own while she’s in the living room.
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The jury is still out. That is because researchers have devoted little study to colon cleansing. For now, here is some information that might help you decide whether colon cleansing is for you. Recommended Related to Mind, Body, Spirit Make a Midlife Crisis Work for You By Jennifer Warner Rather than letting fear and anxiety restrict your life choices and leave you in a rut, experts say you can look at a midlife crisis as an opportunity for personal growth. Linda Sapadin, author of Master Your Fears: How to Triumph over Your Worries and Get on with Your Life, recommends these steps for using a midlife crisis to your advantage: Do one gutsy thing. Do something despite feeling uncomfortable or fearful about it. “That’s one way to move outside of your comfort… Read the Make a Midlife Crisis Work for You article > > What is natural colon cleansing? There are two main colon-cleansing methods. One involves buying products; the other involves seeing a practitioner to have a colon irrigation. Colon cleansing with powdered or liquid supplements . You take some supplements used for colon cleansing by mouth . Others you take through the rectum. Either way, the idea is to help the colon to expel its contents. You can find these products on the Internet or in health food stores, supermarkets, or pharmacies. They include: Enemas Laxatives -both stimulant and non stimulant types Herbal teas Magnesium Colon cleansing with colon irrigation (high colonics). The first modern colonic machine was invented about 100 years ago. Today, colonic hygienists or colon hydrotherapists perform colon irrigations. Colon irrigations work somewhat like an enema. But they involve much more water and none of the odors or discomfort.
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Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2015 According to the Miami Herald on July 18th acupuncture helps calm dual diagnosis patients suffering from drug or alcohol addiction and mental health disorders. Acu-detox may begin taking off in the South Florida community as more detox centers explore holistic means of treating patients recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Although acupuncture is not a new practice, it is not widely used, but has yielded positive results in the field for treating anxiety and other disorders stemming from mental health and addiction disorders. Miami Drug Rehab is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. The drug treatment facility in Miami specializes in heroin rehab in Miami and helps those recovering from addiction recover in safety. The rehab center is adding acupuncture to its holistic healing services to help overcome cravings, treat withdrawal, and lingering mood disorders and discomfort. An associate from Miami Drug Rehab comments, Knowing how to unlock healing in all forms is essential for long term recovery. Patients are encouraged to participate in meditation and yoga sessions to relieve stress. Introducing acupuncture seems like the next logical step in our line of holistic healing for addiction treatment. There has been success with acupuncture relieving stress for those with both addiction and mental health disorders. One of the main staples of effective addiction recovery treatment is to teach recovering addicts how to manage their emotions, cravings, and remaining symptoms from addiction. Without developing healthy coping skills and techniques patients are quick to relapse after leaving a full time treatment facility. Acupuncture sessions is one of those practices recovering addicts can test the effectiveness of. Miami Drug Rehab specializes in alcohol rehab in Miami and provides recovering patients with a safe environment to overcome addiction. Clients work extensively with addiction counselors to help understand the causes of addiction and combat them. Working hand in hand with addiction professionals, recovering addicts learn how to set goals for the future and pursue their professional careers, academic goals, and secure stable housing with Miami Drug Rehabs life coaching programs. Miami Drug Rehab accepts most major insurance coverage plans and offers tuition scholarships in some cases. The rehab center serves the entire state of Florida and offers clients daily gourmet meals, full access to spa, salon, and gym facilities.
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You Cant Focus Got important exams coming up but cant focus on your revision? Perhaps youve got a lot of paperwork to get through at work but its taking you three times as long as usual? Or maybe youre finding it really hard to concentrate on reading recently? A sudden lack of focus can often be down to a buildup of toxins in your body. These toxins, when given the chance to run riot, basically cause a brain fog, thereby limiting your cognitive ability. 7. Youre Depressed Few people realise that fatty junk foods are not only bad for our weight, but that theyre also bad for our minds. Indeed, fatty junk foods are intrinsically linked to depression, and this is because once the bad fats make their way into our brains, they inhibit the brains ability to function properly. Instead, our brain is swamped by fats. How uncool does that sound?! So if youre experiencing a bad case of the blues and a fatty brain, it might be your bodys way of telling you that you really need to detox. 8. Youve Got A Low Libido If youve not been feeling in the mood for a bit of amore with your partner lately, it could be because youre in need of a detox. When our body is overloaded with toxic waste, we feel sluggish and our libido suffers as a result. To get yourself back in the mood for a bit of fun underneath the sheets, a detox is often enough to give you that injection of energy in all the right places. 9. You Cant Lose Those Headaches Headaches and migraines are annoying at the best of times, but when they come and simply wont go, its often a surefire sign that you really need a detox.
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announces a historical partnership with the American Diabetes Association. The pairing will take advantage of the ADA’s relationships with companies and organizations that are interested in having either Healthy Micro Markets or Vending Machines on their premises as an element of their participation in the ADA’s Wellness Lives Here program. Fresh Healthy Vending’s high tech equipment offers healthy foods such as salads, sandwiches, wraps, frozen meals, snacks and beverages, all of which benefit those wanting to maintain a healthy diet. The pairing of the American Diabetes Association’s business relationships with the Company’s franchise network and corporate-operated Fresh Healthy Vending machines and Micro Markets is symbolic of the synergy the two organizations share. “As the American Diabetes Association celebrates its 75th Anniversary,” says Nick Yates, Fresh Healthy Vending’s Chairman and Founder. “We are proud to partner with them to promote ‘Wellness Lives Here’ which, just like our own healthy vending initiative, is designed to inspire and fuel the nation’s healthful habits at work and beyond. Reducing the impact of obesity and type 2 diabetes in this country means fewer sick days and higher productivity, both obviously advantageous to employers and employees alike. Our Fresh Healthy Vending machines and Fresh Micro Markets fit perfectly into such a program and our nationwide network of operators will allow the program to be scaled easily across the country.” As part of the agreement, Fresh Healthy Vending will pay a referral fee for each location the ADA refers, as well as a commission percentage that will allow the ADA to continue their pioneering research into diabetes. In exchange, the Company will gain market share from installing both Fresh Micro Markets and Healthy Vending Machines in locations that already have a stated interest in helping employees to make better snack choices. “Stopping diabetes requires that we educate people about healthier choices and figure out ways to make those healthy choices viable in our busy lives,” says John Correia, Associate Director, Fundraising and Special Events of the American Diabetes Association. “Our partnership with FHV gives us a turnkey solution for companies who value wellness and have a busy workforce.” Through the agreement, Fresh Healthy Vending and the ADA hope to also nurture Americans’ interest in getting educated about diabetes, which would likely result in healthier eating habits and better health in general. The American Diabetes Association reports there are approximately 29.1 million Americans who have diabetes. The ADA provides objective and credible information about diabetes to Americans everywhere, and funds research to prevent, cure and manage the disease. For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the franchise program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit www.freshvending.com or call toll free 888-902-7558. About Fresh Healthy Vending Fresh Healthy Vending, based in San Diego, California, is North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor. Fresh Healthy Vending pioneered the concept of vending machines stocked with tried-and-tested fresh, healthy snack options and capitalizes on a growing market of health conscious consumers. The Company has over 210 active franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and continually looks to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision. The Company has booked over 2,500 machines for placement in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other locations. Fresh Healthy Vending’s stock is traded on the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEND.
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Ginger probably works as well as ibuprofen for menstrual cramps. It works taken as a ginger capsule or chewed, said La Puma. One scientific review of seven clinical trials found that 750 to 2000 milligrams of ginger powder taken during the first four days of menstrual cycle was an effective treatment for cramps. Peppermint for IBS Think beyond candy canes and chewing gum. Peppermint is also found in supplement, essential oil and tea forms. When used medicinally, peppermint is prescribed to help treat abdominal cramping and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). What I find interesting about peppermint is that when compared to the various medical therapies for IBS, peppermint is the most effective and the least toxic, Mullin told CNN. Peppermint oil is effective and could be the first line of treatment against irritable bowel syndrome, according to a 2005 scientific review of 16 clinical trials. Hibiscus tea for high blood pressure Hibiscus tea has a greater anti-hypertensive effect than blueberries, said La Puma. Infused as an herbal tea, hibiscus flowers contain anthocyanins, which could help to lower blood pressure. The steeples of the flower are dried and made into a tea drink, which has a tart cranberry taste, La Puma said. Multiple studies back up the blood-pressure-lowering abilities of hibiscus, including one published in the Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences. Turmeric for arthritis Native to southwest India, turmeric has a warm, bitter flavor. Used medicinally, Jampolis recommends turmeric to help treat inflammatory conditions. Turmeric is used especially for brain-related conditions and to decrease the risk of Alzheimers disease. It can be also be used for arthritis, said Jampolis. Add black pepper to turmeric to maximize the disease-fighting benefits. This helps your body absorb more of the curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric that delivers the positive health effects, said La Puma. Indeed, an article published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology explains the various disease-fighting benefits of turmeric. Chia seeds for high cholesterol Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are nutrient-dense and often labeled as a superfood. Dr. Jampolis said she recommends them to patients with high LDL cholesterol as a bonus to other healthy food choices. I can actually say that Ive seen great results just adding chia seeds to an already healthy diet for lowering cholesterol, said Jampolis. Steel-cut oatmeal for high LDL cholesterol This is a no-brainer for lowering LDL if you havent tried anything else, said La Puma. There are lots of studies showing that foods high in soluble fiber lower LDL cholesterol. One such study found that eating at least 3 grams of oats daily is associated with lower LDL cholesterol levels. Try mixing in a spoonful of chia seeds to maximize the cholesterol-lowering impact. Beans for high blood sugar levels Beans are useful in lowering blood sugar levels and managing high cholesterol, according to Jampolis. And because theyre loaded with fiber, beans can help induce that full feeling to help with weight loss. I have certainly seen improvements in blood sugar with encouraging more fiber-rich foods like beans that are also rich in magnesium, but it is harder to isolate that effect alone, said Jampolis.
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But now doctors are turning to probiotics to prevent them. Among those trying that approach is Debbie Thomas. She follows follows a healthy lifestyle, but ever since menopause she’s been plagued with recurrent UTIs. It got to the point where it’s probably monthly, Thomas said. They were thinking maybe it wasn’t going away, they’d keep me on a regime of nonstop antibiotics for six to eight weeks at a high dose to see if it would knock it out and it would come back just as frequently as before. Dr. Mark Ellerkmann with Mercy Medical Center said antibiotics are traditionally used to treat urinary tract infections, including recurrent ones. But studies now show probiotics can help prevent UTIs by keeping bad bacteria in the vagina from getting into the urinary tract. The vagina is an area, an environment, with lots of different bacteria, lots of different yeasts, Ellerkman said. Some of these are good, some of these are bad. So probiotics are thought to be some of the good bacteria that can be helpful in preventing the bad bacteria from taking over. Ellerkmann said probiotics can be taken orally in capsules, in powdered form like D-mannose, and through a vaginal suppository, helping many women like Thomas get off a maintenance regimen of antibiotics. Sometimes that will breed resistance and also there’s a cost associated with continued use of antibiotics, Ellerkman said. For Thomas, the probiotic D-mannose has made a difference and she is now getting fewer UTIs. She said she has gone from having a UTI monthly to about quarterly. Tags Mercy Medical Center UTI urinary tract infection Baltimore news local Maryland PROBIOTICS, TO PREVENT THEM. 11 NEWS REPORTER MEGAN PRINGLE EXPLAINS IN TONIGHT’S WOMAN’S DOCTOR. MEGAN: DEBBIE THOMAS FOLLOWS A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, BUT EVER SINCE MENOPAUSE SHE HAS BEEN PLAGUED WITH A RECURRENT HEALTH PROBLEM, URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS THAT DON’T SEEM TO STOP. THEY WERE NOT GOING AWAY. THEY WOULD KEEP ME ON A REGIMEN OF NONSTOP AND A VIOXX THAT — AND A BIOTICS TO READ AND IT WOULD COME BACK JUST AS FREQUENTLY AS BEFORE. MEGAN: TRADITIONALLY AND A BIOTICS ARE USED TO TREAT URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS, INCLUDING RECURRENT ONES. BUT STUDY SHOW PROBIOTICS CAN PREVENT URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS BY KEEPING BAD BACTERIA FROM GETTING INTO THE URINARY TRACT. THE VAGINA IS AN AREA WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT BACTERIA. LOTS OF DIFFERENT EAST. SOME OF THESE ARE GOOD, SOME OF THESE ARE BAD. — LOTS OF DIFFERENT EAST. THIS CAN PREVENT THE BAD BACTERIA FROM TAKING OVER. MEGAN: PROBIOTICS CAN BE TAKEN ORALLY IN CAPSULES OR POWDERED FORM, AS WILL HIS BADGE AND ALL SUPPOSITORIES, HELPING MANY WOMEN MIGHT DEBBIE GET OFF A MAINTENANCE ANTIBIOTICS. SOMETIMES THERE IS A COST ASSOCIATED WITH CONTINUED USE OF ANTIBIOTICS. MEGAN: FOR DEBBIE, THE PROBIOTICS OF MADE A DIFFERENCE. I WAS GETTING THEM MONTHLY.
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