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Diverticula are small, bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system, most often in the lower portion of the large intestine. After the age of 40 they are common, but rarely cause any problems. However, after the age of 60, they are found in more than half of all Americans.
Diverticulitis occurs when these small, bulging pouches that become inflamed or infected.
Diets low in fiber, made up mostly of processed and/or refined foods may be a cause. Constipation and hard stools are more likely when diets lack beneficial amounts of fiber. Straining to pass stools increases the pressure in the colon or intestines, which may lead to Continue reading
There are several types of candidiasis, or yeast infections. The infection is caused by overgrowth of a type of yeast called Candida. Normally, this yeast is found in small amounts in the human body. Certain foods, medicines, and health problems can cause more yeast to grow. Areas of the body which are warm or moist are the most susceptible. The overgrowth of yeast can cause uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous symptoms.
General signs that the body’s yeast may be over-producing:
General sick feeling
To help control yeast growth, limit sugar and/or foods that Continue reading
Celiac disease is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks gluten and other proteins found in grains while in the digestive tract. Celiac disease is genetic and can develop at any age in life from infancy to adulthood.
As foods with gluten are eaten, the body produces antibodies to attack the gluten but these antibodies then mistakenly attack the lining of the small intestines. This damage to the intestinal lining includes the villi that are responsible to absorb nutrients and deliver these nutrients to other body systems. The nutrients particularly affected are fats, calcium, iron, and folate (folic acid or vitamin B9).
Because these nutrients are attacked, a number of symptoms may emerge. Continue reading
It isn’t uncommon for diabetics to be on many prescriptions at any given time. Consider the following carefully and consult with your healthcare provider for assistance in personal care. For a better understanding of the effects of low blood sugar on the body, see this article by HealthLine.
Common essential oils that may be used are to assist with all diabetics:
Consider using these essential oils by applying one drop, twice a day over Continue reading